First 25 years of guitar was without a Tele. Got a Joe Strummer Tele in Thailand on the classifieds out of boredom/curious Loved it but had issues so sold it when moving. Picked up a Richie Kotzen Tele at start of pandemic. Mind blown again by the giant neck... sold all other guitars... thought I was set for life.... But all the cash I made selling off my guitars/compressors/lenses/prized gear/lively possessions sitting in my bank account just wouldn't stop whispering "thinline... try the thinline". The small town I'm in now ended up having a MIM Thinline Deluxe. It checked every box except the neck seemed small... but after a week... IM SELLING THE RICHIE KOTZEN. This is the perfect guitar sound/size/weight/shape/tone/versatility I've been searching my whole life. The Thinline just adds this extra layer which to me sounds similar in scope to adding a tube pre-amp to a signal chain. The vintage noiseless pickups are exactly what I want. Still trebly and sparkly but no hum. They offer this subtle compression compared to regular single coils that I really dig. Still that signature Tele sound that humbucker teles just don't quite get for me. Moral of the story: We're not crazy for constantly hunting far and wide for the perfect guitar/tone! everyone else is crazy for not playing guitar.