Been bitten by the Tele bug lately, but there are a coupla inherent problems I've always had with the instrument: a) the pickguard - I never under stood why anyone would carve out a beautiful piece of wood only to cover it up with plastic. Rear-loaded guitars look cleaner, neater & classier all the way around. Don't you think? b) the metal bridge plate - same principle applies - more wood & less plastic/metal is so much more esthetically pleasing. So... is there a Tele out there that's rear-loaded with a standard bridge (preferably a string-thru-body) that's $700-ish or less?