One of my main axes is a CV Tele I converted to a white guard Esquire. The neck and body are nice. The selector switch was poor. Overall it's a good value out of the box. I played it before swapping the guts when it was still stock and it was fine. Nothing wrong with those guitars. The switch will eventually fail under heavy use but big whoop.
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+1 Great advice and easy to remember ...I also look for the 1st string not being too close to the edge of the fretboard which causes the string to roll off. Taylor and Gibson both mount the 1st string a little too close to the edge IMHO.