Fender designs are hard to mess up; any properly dialled in partscaster should perform well. I don't want to play a Nash. They are ugly instruments, assembled from generic parts and sold at vast markup. They are ugly guitars for Boomers to waste their money on. The Fender CS doesn't buy Warmoth parts, say, screwdriver them together, stick on anonymous off-brand hardware and call it a day. Nash, Swade and many others to this. If you need a vintage reprieve, get JohnK or Gil Yarron to build you a real instrument, as these guys are actual luthiers not hacks with sandpaper. Plus, which has better residual value, a Nash or Fender CS?