This is a tougher question than it sounds. There are many qualities that define what a Telecaster should be, but what makes it that way? mid it the single cutaway dragon? The two pickups? The twang factor? Barrel saddles? what exactly defines what a tele is (to you)? there are many companies that make the single cutaway slab body t style. There are tons of different pickup options that are very similar. So what IS it?