Beauty is in the eye of the beholder! This question has no singular answer--tele model or player. It's what everybody prefers to be the best. I will agree that the right tele in the right hands can do it all. Platefire
someone said Joe Walsh earlier in this thread and i can't say i disagree. he always has a full, transparent and glassy sound. seems like his amp or amps are always goosed up just enough to keep things interesting.