I'm feeling pretty bad GAS for the Highway 1 Texas Tele.. The local guitar store has one in stock, honey blonde with some major nicks (doesnt bother me at all, quite the opposite, I could get better price because of it). It had wonderful resonance and really felt good. Okay, if I buy it I think I'm gonna modify it quite much.. Here's what I've thought, what do you think? I'm open to all suggestions.. The idea is to keep the costs reasonable.. 1. Pickups, I think I might have to change these. Acmeguitarworks have Fender Custom Shop Nocasters for 110 $/set.. The price is quite reasonable and I think those might be good enough for me.. People have praised the Fender Vintage pickups too... One question about Tele pickups generally: what's the tonal difference between flat vs. staggered pole pieces? 2. Pots, anyone have experience with the Greasebucket cirquitry of the Texas Tele? Anyway, how good quality are pots overal in Highway 1 Fenders? Need to update as in mexican Fenders? 3. Hardware, I think I'd need compensated brass saddles. Should I change the whole bridge or just the saddles? Is the bridge material/thickness somehow inferior to the high end models? What about tuners. These are Pings, not Gotohs, right? 4. Buffing & wax, I read somewhere that people buff and then somehow wax their highway 1 Fenders to make them shine. Any ideas about this? 5. Bigsby, another idea is to put Bigbsy tremolo to the guitar, but this is something I have to think more about. Generally, how much does a Bigsby tremolo change the sound versus to the traditional 3 saddle brass bridge and how? Lots of questions, but I think there might be someone out there with some insight into this stuff.. Thanks!