So I have a 78 telecaster custom (pictured here) that was my fathers. He has left me with two great tele's, 78 custom, and 73 deluxe. I love these things, but I don't play them a ton, mostly because they both need a refret, and a few other things. I just sold a ton of gear mostly studio stuff to be able to afford an engament ring, and I actually made a little more money than I needed, so now I have an extra $500 sitting in paypal! here is my question! I have really been wanting a Japanese 62 ri bound telecaster and I was thinking of having that money go towards it. But the other option is have all the money go to fixing up the tele custom, but here is all the work that it needs... New neck pup: the original one died years ago back in the 80's says my dad, and he put in an SD 59 to replace it years and years ago. When I acquired it about 5 years ago I took out the SD pup and put in a replacement WRHB, but when I did this I wasn't a big fan of the sound. It wasn't too long ago that I found out that the RI WRHB are nothing like the originals. So part of that $500 would go a lollar regal. Re-fret: I needs one thats all I can say... Neck problems: The neck on here is the most unique shape, and I love the feel, But I think because of the 3 bolt design the neck has lost some intimacy with the neck, and this is a big problem, but I'm pretty sure the guitar tech who I go to can fix this problem. My only hesitation to pouring money into this guitar is I fear after doing all this work the guitar still will not be up to the quality standars that the MIJ tele would be. So all in all the big question is, spend the money on the tele custom, or not?