Hello! I've been playing guitar for almost 15 years and have owned multiple Strats, a Gibson SG, 2 different Ibanez guitars, and 2 classical guitars. After months of research (most of which consisted of reading these boards) and playing half a dozen new and used Teles, I settled on a straight up USA Standard Telecaster. I run it through a 1976 silverface twin, and it sounds incredible. In the coming months, my hope is to swap out the pickups for some blue/red lace sensors a la the mid 90's Telecaster Plus series that have become increasingly hard to find. Thank you all for sharing your knowledge and passion for these guitars!