I've been coming to this forum for research for years and I've finally joined. Playing guitar is my favourite pass time. I like simple things in life. I'm not a collector of things either and am happy to let things go when I don't have a use for them. Having said that I've been thinking about getting a Telecaster for a long time and have been putting away cash waiting for the right one. I listen to a lot of jazz and love the contemporary Tele players like Bill Frisell, Julian Lage and Jim Campilongo. It's Frisell though who's convinced me that I need a Tele in my life. I've played a bunch of different ones at my local guitar shop and there's just nothing like that single coil sound. I've even gone as far as considering selling my beloved SG to increase my purchase power. Not sure yet what I'll do. On the one hand I feel like having one go-to guitar gets gear out of the way so I can focus on music. On the other hand I worry about giving up a great player for an unknown. I realize in the grand scheme of things that this is an easy problem to have. My current gear includes: Fender '68 Custom Princeton Reverb (best money I ever spent) 2008 Gibson SG Special with a fat neck and ebony board in blue TC Electronics Flashback Mini, Ditto looper and Mojomojo overdrive And a 1966 Epiphone Century made in Kalamazoo that belongs to my wife's side of the family but I'm its custodian for the time being I hope to get a used American Telecaster with single coils and the 3 saddle bridge. I'd love a blonde vintage reissue but it may be out of my price range. I've always purchased my guitars used. I'd love to hear anyone's stories about having 1 guitar and or selling one to get one.