A lot of the players I liked were into teles. In the mid 70's I'd been playing 335s. I picked up a battered tele at Leo's in Oakland and couldn't put it down. $300 later, I learned it was a '61 Esquire. Light ash, slab board, clay dots, etc. I played it for the next 20 years or so. Had to give it up sometime in the 90's when my kids needed something. I've owned a lot of teles since then. My current partscaster is a little heavy but doesn't hold me back.