Any love for this guitar? I had to take back my an American Tele I bought a couple of weeks ago after I discovered and hairline crack on the back of neck. I initinally just wanted an even trade for another American Tele, but our GC didn't have a single one in stock. I had the option to wait or take something else and since I didn't really have anything better to do yesterday, I decided I would try every Strat/Tele they had and see if something got my fancy. I must have played 15 different models before I got my hands on this strat. But, once I plugged her in it didn't take me but a minute to realize I couldn't leave the store without her. She's the shoreline gold model with the awesome looking vintage pick-up's, knobs, etc. But, it wasn't the looks that sold me, it was that tone. You know how it is when you have that ideal tone in your head. You know, the one you never find. Well, I found it. Strat tone that is. I've owned several strats and tele's over the years, all American models prior to this one, but none have excited me like this one did. You don't see this model mentioned very often so I thought I'd share my experience and see if anyone shares my enthusiasm for what I think is a great guitar. Sometimes things happen for the best. If they had another American Tele in stock I would never have even tried this guitar.