As much as we might obsess over different aspects of the electric guitar, at the end of the day, they're a tool, and the best tool for the job, 9 out of 10 times, is a good Tele. The blonde finished ash body and all maple neck is the quintessential look for this iconic guitar and it's easy to see why. Leo Fender was the type of inventor who usually got things right the first time. This one has a nice upgrade in the compensated brass saddles, so not only do you get the tonal benefits of the brass but you also have a guitar that plays in tune much better as you go up the neck. It must have gotten played a ton as it was recently refretted with medium jumbo wire. It was a pro job and the guitar plays like a dream. There is a gap on one side of the neck but it is nice and solid and stable in the pocket. Like most guitars of the era it has some weight to it. This one feels like a light Les Paul at 8.8 lbs. Pots date to 74 and the neck stamp is 75 so all checks out on this one. Control cavities were painted with shielding paint to help keep out interference. Vintage Fender case included.