I borrowed a 2008 Mexican Tele from my brother while he was in the Marine Corps. I learned how to play electric guitar on this instrument and I still use it from time to time. The only modifications on this are the tuners and the Tele/P-Bass style volume and tone knobs. I now have the Fender locking tuners and the Fender amp knobs.
Mine was put together by a local guitar shop here in Boise, Idaho. It was made from a kit, but I'll tell you, it sounds better than most new, factory Teles. It's got a Mexi body with an American neck, and it sounds like it was made in Heaven. This guitar kicks ass!