Altough I promised myself to stop searching I just checked " a little" on CL yesterday morning around 5am and this guitar was calling me in distress. Since the ad was up 30 minutes before I taught I could call the guy right away (remember it w as 5:05 am) and the man was home and awake Son I hopped in my truck and was there in a wink, he explained to me that he had this guitar for nearly 20 years and took great care of it, changing the bridge for an American Standard, the pickups for American CS vintage 52's and the pickguard for a black tortoise DW , all of this in a GREAT and heavy padded gigbag. It's kinda hard to see in the pics but this guitar has a highly figured ash body and is made out of only one piece, the neck is incredibly thin and smooth, the craftmanship is way better than most of my other Tele's. The man had just bought a 2016 American RI52 Fender Telecaster and just wanted to get rid of this one, he was asking $175 and I offered him $140 and he said yes !!! I was a happy puppy, and to top it all, when I was on the door step, the man told me to wait and went to his shop bringing me back all the original parts he had kept for years ! It's safe to say that was a FINE day.