Fender introduced the Parallel Universe Tele/Strat guitars. These are part Tele (the Body) with Strat everything else. They also offer the reverse I believe, a Strat body with Tele hardware, but I see them advertised less. How would this change your playing? It looks like a Tele, feels like a Tele, but as soon as you hand hits the strings, it's not quite right. Someone threw a knob right where you pick and there's a tremolo bar dangling. Overall thoughts? My thinking is I want a Tele to be laid out like a Tele and a Strat to be laid out like a Strat. It is still an interesting concept. I think I would actually like the Strat-bodied model better than the Tele-bodied model. It would be a great couch Tele.