I should add this I suppose. In 1964, on summer evenings mostly, we used to go see Waylon at JD's. JD's was a huge two story bar just North of ASU on Scottsdale Road dug into the side of the bank of the old Salt River at the edge of Scottsdale. Upstairs was Waylon downstairs was somebody else... like Johnny Rivers for ex. Scottsdale road was a narrow two laner. The sign at JD's read "Waylon Live" if he was going to be there that night. You couldn't park anywhere near the place, so you drove off the road and parked out in the dry Salt River bed away from the road some, and then hoofed it a block to the bar.
I was 16 so of course I couldn't get in to the bar, so we would have 2-3 Coors (we were BIG drinkers in those days) and wait till about 2:15 AM. They picked up the booze and for $2? I think you could get in to after hours. Waylon played till near dawn.
I would sit up pretty close and watch him play, and then go home and try to figure it out? Good luck. One night I finally asked him on a break why it didn't sound right and he kinda smiled a smirky kinda' thing, but friendly and good, and replied "Try dropping that low E to D, that'll do it." First I'd ever heard of that. Mostly I play drop D now. There was no leather covered Tele that I recall. He had a straight old blond Tele. I had no clue I witnessed history or something so special.
If all else fails... buy more tools