Took the long drive out to Music Gallery in Highland Park, IL to check out some different neck profiles for a custom order I'm placing soon....played MANY guitars, 50's relic/closet classic teles and strats and was blown away by the consistently great tone. I was very surprised. Every one of them was loud and lightweight. They all played well also, though this is more due to George MacPhail's great setup work. Just wanted to say, I know they don't always have the rep for consistency, but everything in Frank's shop seemed to ring like old wood.