An under-7-pound Tele is a joy, maybe even more pleasing than the beautifully aged white finish on this one, once you strap it on. Along with the appeal of light weight and good looks is nearly new condition as this 2016 '57 Closet Classic reissue clearly hasn't seen much use. The finish crazing by Fender's Custom Shop is perhaps the most artful aging we've seen, and it's nice to see a new guitar with a somewhat aged appearance that doesn't look like somebody beat it up. (I like faded jeans as much as the next guy, but buying a brand new pair with holes in the knees just doesn't make sense, IMHO.) The Fender case is equally clean.