I bought my first Tele in 1970, after hearing Clarence White and realizing that there was a guitar tone other than that of a Strat or an SG. The bridge pickup was different from the other guitars. And, as primarily the rhythm player in a band with a terrific lead-man, I liked the complimentary tones the first two switch stops gave me, for backing an SG player. It just seemed to work well at everything. Since then, I've come to appreciate the Strat. But, I never really warmed to the SG. So, it's been mostly Fenders ever since. And, those are mostly Teles.