Hey everyone. I'm new on the forum and a relatively new guitar player. I've been a banjo player for years, and am starting to try and learn more on the guitar. I have played acoustic mostly and don't have an electric yet. I am looking for suggestions (with my budget being 2k) of what to look for in an electric. I want to play blues and classic country (think Merle Haggard which is why I am leaning towards a tele). If any one has anything suggestions as to what I should be looking for, I would welcome any advice. I wouldn't be closed off to a strat either, but there is something about a tele that appeals to me. I live in chicago burbs and there is a guitar show coming up this Saturday, so I will be able to get my hands on alot of different guitars. I can figure out what I like as far as playability, feel etc, but when it comes to electronics, pickups etc. I'm lost. Also, if I don't need to spend 2k yet on a guitar I'd like to hear about that too. I am open to any and all feedback. Thanks everyone!