The way I feel about Telecasters, at present, absolutely amazes me in that it took a good few DECADES of playing and appreciating Strats and Les Pauls before I even thought about trying a Tele, much less buying one. I just did not know what I was missing. Today, I am very blessed to enjoy a fairly wide variety of wonderful guitars: solids, semi-hollows, and hollow-body electrics. (Not including acoustics.) But without question, when I pick up one of my Teles, I am dramatically reminded of how unique, special, and absolutely wonderful they are. They feel wonderful, they play wonderfully, and they sound wonderful. And to think that the Tele was one of the very first electric guitars ever created. A-mazing! Leo thought he was progressing when he created the Strat - and he was in some ways. But Leo hit it so far out of the park, with his first guitar creation, that in spite of all the wonderful and "evolved" instruments that we have available to us today, the Tele is my number ONE choice of them all. If I were to be restricted to having only one guitar, from this day forward, it would be a Tele! And from my perspective, considering the many wonderful instruments that I am surrounded by (and thoroughly enjoy playing) in my music studio, that's saying quite a lot.