I've always heard the reputation with Fender Telecasters being very highly-put, and giving them quite a bit of praise. Honestly, I can't say any different. My telecaster has never let me down, and has always been a smooth-playing guitar, highly durable, while still maintaining a very light body. I plan on switching out the bridge pickup with a far sharper tone, but other than that, this guitar is practically flawless, for a fuckin' great price. I definitely recommend this to guitarists out there who are in active bands.