Ok, so great if you like country music. I really like it too. This is not an indictment of Country at all. Its just that when I hear the term "twang" associated so closely with the Tele it makes me feel like people believe its such a one dimensional instrument. Where as to me, its the most versatile thing going. I have literally played a Tele in just about every genre of music, and with some minor tweaks gotten the sound I was looking for. But then, I'll go into a shop looking at a Tele and hear, "Oh, you like that twang, don't you?" Or, show up for an audition with a Tele, and before I play a note, get asked, "Do have a guitar that isn't so...twangy? " Ahhhhhh! No, I actually don't. I do play some country. I also play rock, blues, pop...whatever. I also have a Tele with a humbucker, a Tele with a Strat middle pickup, and a couple straight up normal Teles. The only thing I don't have is a Tele with a whammy bar. Otherwise all bases covered. I've said it before that a Tele is like the "Mr. Potato Head" of guitars. Don't like something? Change it. I dunno, maybe I'm a little nuts, or just being over sensitive. I just find the term "twang" to be a little limiting to the what is to me, the simplest, yet most guitar design ever.