I'm thinking about getting a tele in the new year, and I was just wondering what some great teles are that aren't outrageously expensive. I think up to $2000 is probably reasonable, as I paid that for my JS 1200. The place around here that sells Suhr Classic T's has them starting at around $3600, which IMO is pretty excessive. I've heard G and L ASAT's aren't bad, but I've also heard they are lacking a bit of 'soul'. I've never tried a tele, but I think a maple fretboard will be a requirement, as well as a neck that isn't too thick. Any recommendations? Also, has anybody tried the Valley Arts Brent Mason tele?