No matter how much they change to the hardware though this is still a telecaster at its core. The body is made out of alder while the modern 'C' shape satin neck is made out of maple with a Pau Ferro fretboard. This wood combination has been used on telecasters and stratocasters for years and has created the go to sound for guitarists in every style.
Even with the hot humbuckers it still keeps its ability to pick up all the nuances in your playing even with more extreme amp settings. The other beauty of this wood combination is that it just works for everything, its ability to work for whatever style you want to play is second to none.