Indeed. That’s yummy.
I spent an hour playing my 1980s Japanese made Squier Tele the other night. It has a 1 11/16″ nut, which I find a bit big, being a mandolin player. The radius on the fingerboard is also a good match for my SCGC dread. So it feels very acoustic-y in my left hand.
I couldn’t tell you what the saddle distances are. Standard Fender I imagine (if there is such a thing).
After feel, you’re looking for sound. As an acoustic player I am actually enjoying –after all these years– the stacked humbucker I put in the neck pocket back in the early 1990s. Really fat sound. Takes well to a little bit of break-up in the preamp and some tremolo.
Enjoy the search!