I play in a band that plays western swing, vintage country, early jazz and even some bluegrass. When we play in the bars we use a drummer, and I play a tele, but we also play small venues without a drummer, and are semi-acoustic. At the semi-acoustic shows, I play my 1944 Epiphone archtop plugged into an acoustic amp. When I'm playing the tele, I play with a very light touch, and use a flatpick and my fingers. I bend alot of strings, and do some faux-steel stuff. When I play the archtop, it's flatpick only, and I hit it hard. My hands are always sore the next morning, but it sure is fun! The first time I used the archtop, the singer told me that I sounded "kind of Django-like". That's high praise in my book, and boosted my interest in playing it. I still like the tele though.