I seem to get more curve balls thrown at me than the late Roy Halladay threw. Not that I'm not still looking at the Roasted Ash Tele, but I came across this today, and with the 15% Black Friday discount, it's almost impossible to pass up.

https://reverb.com/item/7230922-fender-koa-telecaster-2004-tobacco-burst

But I'm not 100% convinced it's what the seller maintains. For starters, Fender's serial number database reports it MIK 1988-1996 (the seller makes no attempt to hide the country of origin or serial number, obviously). The 3-way switch has been replaced with a 4-way (to give it a “humbucker” sound) and the control plate has been reversed.

Still, for $636.65US, this is almost too good to be true. Yet, we know what that means...