Here is a pretty common and simple mod for a Tele. Just flip the control plate. Well it usually takes a little wiring to turn the switch and trade positions of the volume and tone control. Some benefits of this mod are: to get the switch out of the way of a player who is hitting it while playing and changing their tone unexpectedly, or to bring the volume closer to the players hand to allow easier volume swells. This Tele being a Japanese reissue seems like the perfect instrument to play Buck Owen's "Made in Japan."