I can get my Strat to sound more like a Telecaster. There are sounds my Strats make that my Tele's cannot. I can get my Strat to do things I'd do on a Gretsch(bigsby). Can't do that on my Tele. I can get my Strat to sound like a Les Paul R8 and R4. Which allowed me to offload my Custom Shop Les Pauls. Strat is the clear the winner. It's also a better looking guitar. They also make more sense from a players aspect. They fit your body better for seated and standing play. Also the weight is distributed better when standing and playing a live show.