I guess I'm old fashioned. Since the Tele is, IMHO, timeless - it can't really be improved upon without taking away from its "Tele-ness". Therefore, when I'm looking for a Tele, I *want* one that hums like a $10 hooker. It's a huge part of the entire Tele "thang".
What? $10 hookers hum? I really need to move up from the $5 hookers and get these great perks!
Anyways...I am still looking into the pickups...but I have already got the transparent "medium" blue body and a Tortoise shell pkgd....So I'm about 1/3 of the way there.