I went to the store today (in Japan) to check out the Fender Hybrids, American Pros and see which would be the better tele. I liked the pups on the AmePro better...but I wasn't all that crazy about it to be honest. Then the sales rep handed me a Saito. Holy moses! Just instantly the feel of it was so much nicer. Super satiny neck, perfect fret edges (and Jescar), inlay work, woods. It was a "light ash" model. Just floored me. I tried another, in alder. Also great - but the ash had a bit more snap that I liked. Only thing is I need to sell some guitars to fund one. I think I'll do so. About $2500 to get the color I want. This was it: https://www.saitogakkikoubou.com/s622tlc.html For about 30 minutes after leaving the store, I felt like I just saw my crush - like my organs were being pulled to the ground by extra gravity or something. I guess it's a sign.