Regarding math (without having to use a calculator ), have you ever searched Telecasters on Reverb/eBay (I know you have, but that's not where I'm going with the question )?
There are over 5,000 choices on eBay, and over 10,000 on Reverb.
That's a LOT of choices ain't it Telecaster88?
Yeah, I'm aware that because of the internet we're in a golden age of guitar knowledge and options! It sometimes freaks me out when I count my pedals (and I know that a lot of folks here have way more than me!) but I also understand I'm learning so much about guitars and music with the internet's help that that kid (me) who taught himself to play with a Mel Bay book in the early eighties would have his mind blown!
I guess the lesson is you just gotta use the gear and not let it use you!