Why do some celebs play non Fender teles? Such as Redd Volkaert, Bill Kerchen, Dale Watson, etc.? They can afford anything in the Fender arsenal....Do their non Fender teles have some superior materials or workmanship or do they have an endorsement deal? I've seen interviews with them all talking about the brands they play. Any of their chosen electronics and pickups are available to put into a Fender Tele. I've never seen any of those celebs brands here in Dallas to try out. Personally I think the American Fender Telecasters are the best Fender has ever made due to more accurate building technology, stable consistent necks, and their easy to play. In the early to mid 70's I owned a few mid 60's to late 60's used Fender Telecasters which were all plagued with neck problems. I have a couple Fender Telecaster American Specials and their sound, playability, and intonation is so well balanced I don't need a compressor pedal to even out anything....I get a good balanced sound and tone plugging straight into the amp..... Your thoughts on celeb's non Fender teles?