Sound — 10
The Baja is a beast! The pickups and combinations available via the 4 way switch and added S1 switch are amazing. You can get anything from this guitar from great twangy country, blues, jazz, rock, metal and anything in between. I've played this Tele through a Marshall, Mesa, Fender, Vox and Line 6 amps and it responded perfectly with them all.
Overall Impression — 10
I play all types of music and the Baja can do them all easily. I love the pickups of this guitar and it really does have a nice fat tone! I've been playing for years and have owned many guitars and this thing is up there with the best. If it were stolen and I had the money than yes I would replace it.
Reliability & Durability — 10
Built to last like and Fender guitar! This guitar will withstand live use with ease but you might want to add a set of straplocks to it to make sure it doesn't hit the deck, other than that the hardware will withstand live use also as its solid. I got a hard case for my Tele to protect it when taking it out.
Action, Fit & Finish — 10
The guitar needed a setup apon arrival as it came from the factory with 10's and I play 9's but once set-up and intonated with 9's it played with ease. I went for the Blonde finish with black pickguard as I love the combination and it reminds me of the 52 Tele. The finish is nice and thin so you can see the grain of the ash through the paint. The hardware on the Baja is classic, featuring split shaft Vintage tuners that stay perfectly in tune, a classic 3 saddle bridge with 3 brass saddles and a perfectly cut bone nut. Due to experience with owning a number of Telecaster guitars I know the 3 saddle bridge will never be 100% perfectly intonated but its close enough not to bother you.
Features — 10
Designed by Chris Fleming, a Master Builder specializing in Telecaster guitars! Chris has built instruments for many artists including: John 5, Billy Gibbons, David Gilmour, John Mayer, Pete Townshend, Joe Walsh and Ron Wood. This model is a 50's style Tele with custom/added features that include a chunky V-shaped neck, Custom Shop Broadcaster Single-Coil bridge Pickup, Custom Shop "Twisted" Single-Coil Neck Pickup, 4 way pickup switching, S1 swicth, custom neck plate and an ash body.