All teles. Tributes and USA.Even tried an Andersen Tele.
Finishes sseem real thick on some of the GnLs. Lots of overspray on the frets on the maple boards. But the PLek does a great job on the top of cleaning them up. I also managed to get ahold of some of the better built Tributes people have talked about. Other than neck profiles and frets, there just wasnt much difference in feel, and fit/finish. Very impressive. I played everything unplugged and I played 4 different tribbys, and 4 US models. Just going by feel and acoustic tones, sustain. I liked the cheapest basswood tribute the best of the inexpensive ones..and it was nicer player and more resonant than 3 of the 4 US models but the frets needed polishing, they felt scratchy in spots when bending. The clear winner was however the most expensive one, a double bound triple burst rosewood 60s style. Mojo machine. Big, loud, nice snappy bouncy feel. Of course its also my least fave finish in the entire Fenderish color scheme catalog. Which is always what happens to me: the best guitar in the place is the one I would hate to look at day after day.
The Andersen frankly i thought was a waste of extra dollars even on sale for 2gs. . It was built immaculately, but did not feel, play or sound any better than the GnLs. In fact it was stiffer to play, and middle of the road for natural tone. The finish was def thinner than some of the GnLs too. Im sure its a spectacular guitar for many but no wow factor at all for me. Just another well built but nothing special guitar. Like most of the GnLs.
I immediately went home and grabbed my own tele, and was glad to hear it had a big open tone, and was more lively than everything but that GnL burst. But the flat radius is a big plus for the GnLs, compared to the vintage radius my tele has.
My search still goes on for another Tele, but I will be keeping that basswood tribby, and double bound burst in the queue.