This is a general topic, as I have an ASAT Classic, which isn't really a Tele. So this is more of a "T" Style guitar topic. My go to electric guitars through the years have been a Les Paul and a Strat. Both of them hang at angle that, as a classical guitarist, I'm really comfortable with. The G&L hangs a bit more parallel to the ground and, though I've adapted to it, I can't say as I like it. But I do love the guitar. Last night I shortened my strap length. A lot. Though it didn't change the angle, it did make the access to the neck (especially near the head stock) a lot more accessible. Tonight I'm going to do this again and play for a couple of hours to see how it effects my shoulder. The other thing about that neck angle is that it tends to pull down on the shoulder, which makes for some discomfort, not helped by the fact that it's a fairly heavy ax. I'm hoping that this change in strap height will make a difference there. Is this particular angle a characteristic of Teles, in general? How do you like to adjust your strap?