My black tele makes some people cringe, the action is high, the strings are heavy (at least Ernie Ball Beefy Slinky's), and that is how i prefer this one. This guitar fights back, and that is it's distinct personality. The brown electra tele is the total antithesis of the black one. The zero fret means low action, and even with 11's on it it plays very easily. Once again, i can't imagine this one playing differently. If this one were "stiff" playing i don't thnk it would be fun to play. The blonde tele is right in between. It is not as stiff as the black tele, and not as "buttery" playing (for lack of a better description) as the electra. I guess what i am getting at is that i have found that having my guitars all play the same or even similar is boring to me. any thoughts on your own teles?