I have been looking for a different telecaster lately and I came across an early 90's 52 reissue in copper with a maple neck. It's a consignment piece but in good shape. Can anyone tell me about these? Were they nitro finished? I don't see much info on them. This one caught my attention as it was an unusual color and when I picked it up it was very light, and sounds great (nocaster bridge p/u, original neck p/u). The neck is on the thin side - which for me is a good thing, but I don't know if I can get around the maple neck with vintage frets. If they were a little bigger maybe, but bends are tough. They are asking $999 for it, but I am thinking I'd have to refret it. Are these somewhat rare?