"This Tele ROCKS, Nashville-style."
The twang, the twang! Plus, many people knock the tele's tone knob, but you CAN really get a lot of sound out of it. The middle strat pickup is a HUGE bonus, it really makes this guitar versatile. Select bridge pickup only for a twangy lead, or select bridge / middle for a Strat-style lead, etc. Good guitar for rhythm, too. My only complaint is there IS noticable pickup noise--these are NOT noiseless pickups.
Doesn't get any better for a tele. I can't comment on the Piezo pickup, because I only have the regular Nashville tele, but the three pickups are awesome.
I haven't found a single thing wrong yet, and I've had it for 6 months. Everything's tight as can be. That rock maple neck isn't going anywhere, no matter how many lamps you bump it into. Also, I got the sunburst version, and the finish is absolutely gorgeous. Viva Mexico! One word of warning: it is friggin' HEAVY after awhile.
Everyone I talk to says this and the Highway 1 tele are the best Fender deals, period.
The Wow Factor:
Awesome. I gaze longingly at this guitar at least as much as I actually play it.
I'll eventually get a backup guitar, but I'm totally confident I can gig with this. Backups are always a good idea, especially if you're like me and break strings all the time. You can wail with this guitar, you can crunch. The clean sound is bright enough to wake you up!