Yup. I've been craving some sweet Tele action for quite a while now. I spotted this on Ebay a while ago and I was going back and forth on whether or not to pick it up. A new guitar really wasn't at the top of my gear priorities, never mind my life priorities. But left handed Teles with maple fretboards and the exact colour I wanted come up pretty rarely on the used market so I thought "F*ck it", waited until near the end of the auction, put in a bid that I was certain would be outdone and then, surprisingly, won it.
So here we go. Not much to say about this, really. I'm sure you all know the specs by now. It's a 2004 Mexican Standard. Alder body, maple neck and fretboard. It's a little grimey and could do with a bit of tweaking intonation-wise and some new strings, but other than that and one little ding down by the jack socket (which is being a right wee twat, by the way) it's in pretty sweet condition. Frets are in great condition and the medium action is pretty much the perfect height for me. Nice, comfortable neck. Apart from the finicky jack socket, the electronics are sound, with no crackle on the pots or switch. The stock pups are pretty decent but I'm definitely going to replace them at some point. Recommendations would be cool.
I'm also thinking about a black pickguard. We'll see.
Here's the stock pictures from the auction. I'll take some more later if I get the chance....