There are times when I play trio and the tele sound is not thick enough so I use a vintage Les Paul Custom. Depends what you play, where you play and who you play with IMO. Sometimes the Les Paul just works better for me plus I have small hands and usually play the Gibson shorter scale better than the Fender. Have a 68 tele that I bought new and would never sell it but absolutely need the Gibson also. Could get rid of several others but not one of those 2.