*I* believe everyone needs a Telecaster. It's nearly indestructible, and definitely a dependable work-horse.
I have both Fenders, and have grown to dislike the Strat. I play mostly rhythm guitar, and can't seem to avoid the pick-up selector switch on the Strat. I like the neck p'up on my...
I love Teles, and have purchased and built numerous versions. HOWEVER, I gravitate to the larger bodies because they feel more comfortable to play.
I will never be without a Tele! Best, most durable work-horse guitar ever! And, they cover just about everything under the sun as well.
He FIXED my '64 Deluxe Rev Amp!! SO nice to fave my fave studio "friend" back!!!
He's going in for back surgery on Tuesday ("...carried too many heavy amps to gigs...").
Please have a good thought for him!
Frustrated with my "usuals," I pulled out my '72 Traynor YBA-1, plugged in my Scotty-Caster, ran it into a small open back cab with a vintage (re-coned & broken-in) EVM12L... A couple of pedals for verb and OD, and we're ROCKING!!
Blues, Country, and Rock, here we come!! Yee Haa!!
My preference is the large, hollow/semi-hollow, "thin" Gibson bodies. I'd like the necks better with lower frets, and larger grip (say, a '59 shape, as opposed to a "Slim Taper").
Love my Tele! But it feels and sounds small by comparison.
What I like about the Digitech Ventura Vibe is that the roto-vibe speed goes from slow (adjustable) to fast, and slows down approprately, when released. Not a very good "roto-vibe" tone, but believable speed changes. It always "wakes" people up! Haha!