Hello I went to a music store to try out some teles. I played a Japanese Fender 62 reissue tele with Texas specials(I am in Japan) bound body, Squier Vintage modified Thin line and a USA Highway one and a USA Tele Deluxe. I played them through a AC15cc with a Small Clone and a Double Muff. The Japanese Fender sounded great , good neck, good weight. The neck is a vintage 60's neck (with the truss rod entrance at the body end of the neck) clean good frets, vintage 3 saddle bridge and Texas Specials(stock). Playing clean , sounded great, thru the small clone great, thru the Double Muff great. Become alittle muddy if put too much distortion thru it(cranking it all the way to the right). The Squier was good sounding, light weight, the neck was nice for a low priced Squier guitar. Clean frets, nice paint. Played clean nice, Sounded good the Small Stone and Double Muff but the pickups are not as strong as the other guitars, good candidate for pick up upgrades but a good guitar. The Highwayone, well it was terrible in my opinion. The neck was too big for me, the frets were clean but not comfortable. The finish on the neck( I know these are stripped down teles) felt not good at all. The guitar sounded lifeless and not good at all. Felt cheaply made. The Deluxe, great neck, great finish, great tone. Sounded good clean. With the Small Stone sounded good. But with the Double Muff( used both settings) it barely put out any distorted tone. I mean it sounded clean regardless of how much drive I used on the Double Muff or the AC15cc. Great guitar but didn't do so well with overdrive or distortion. I would say that the Japanese Fender and The USA Deluxe are tied for 1st place. The Japanese Fender has great hot output and soared with the Double Muff and the overdrive from the AC15cc. The Squier would be 2nd place but I would probably change out the pickups. But the stock ones do sound good, just nothing special. The Highway one, I would not buy. I would buy the Squier before this.