After all these years, it still amazes me, how few Strats are available from the factory, with the neck and bridge pickups useable, at the same time. The Tele players of the fifties, when first encountering a Strat, must have been confused.....and nothing has changed. I'm one of millions of players, who finds the placement of the volume pot inconvenient. Something else, that players are obliged to remedy themselves, so no....enough of this talk about 'perfecting' the Tele. The Strat has it's idiosyncrasies, too and you either deal with them, work around them, or choose a different guitar.