Wow, thanks for sharing this.My Gretsch Anniversary has been getting a lot of live lately. It complements a Telecaster where a Strat competes with it. FilterTrons are also less dark and muddy than Gibson humbuckers. A Telecaster sounds great next to a Gretsch, especially clean because the complementary voices don’t compete for the same space.
Yep. I’m a 28 series Martin man myself. 18 series are equally nice but in a different way.A D-28. Frequency-wise, it is the most complimentary guitar to electric guitars in general.
Of course I own an acoustic (actually two).Another strong vote for the ES-335.
It's a great guitar, and it pairs well with a Tele, in my opinion.
I love Gretsches, too, especially with Dynasonics, but tonally they can be quite similar to a Tele, and I interpret the "pairing" request as something ELSE, to cover different territory.
EDIT: though, if the question is what other single guitar pairs well with my ONLY guitar which is a Tele, then I'd advise getting an acoustic, no question. I always assume with questions like this ... doesn't every guitar player own an acoustic?
Edit: Epi 339, decent humbuckers that split to single coils so if ever the tele was off the road, it could fulfill both roles?
The Epi, while not a replacement for a tele, really blew me away with its ability to cover a lot of ground