My favorite Tele happens to be my only partscaster. Got one of those FSR old growth Redwood Hot Rod Teles or whatever they are called. Didn't love the neck so I threw on a 2011 American Standard neck. Has a great range of tones and weighs a little over 6 lbs. Awesome guitar, but the Redwood body is super prone to dings and wear. I have a pretty soft touch and this thing is showing all kinds of dings. But the resonance and light weight make it worth it for me .