Been thinking for a while now about buying a vintage Fender. Preferably a Telecaster (as that's my guitar of choice) although not married to it, interested in Strats as well.... Here's my question, though. Where can you find the best bang for buck in Vintage Fender Guitars? Years, models... What are the hidden gems that reside between the pre-1970, $20,000 Stratocasters, and the late 70's, early 80's Tele's and Strats that seem to have gotten the bad rap of lower quality, and therefore available at a lower price range? Are there any hidden gems of Vintage Fender Guitars that can still be had for a working man's salary, that sit in the middle of thosee categories that have the awesome playability and quality of build that vintage Fenders are desired for? I've noticed a lot of early 70's Telecasters ('70-'73ish) that seem to be able to be had for reasonable prices, like in the upper two grand to three grand range. Also, a few 60's Mustangs that seem to be in that same price range. How are the quality on these? Any and all help would be appreciated. I'm not necessarily buying as an investment, I'm buying to play it, but would be nice to find something that will hold it's value.