$3000USD to spend on a Tele? And other gear? Hmmmm....I would buy a Tele from Brown Bear Guitars (already own one with birch bark veneer back and front....see avatar)....Jesse Brown builds great guitars, better even than Custom shop....and that would leave me enough left over for a nice used Fender Blues Jr. amp....
Alder body finished in 100% nitro lacquer
Maple neck with oil and wax finish satin smooth feel
TV Jones Starwood Tele pickups
Gotoh vintage staggered tuners
Gotoh in tune bridge
Electrosocket jack plate
Orange drop cap
American Standard or Special, used, should be able to find one for a grand. AC15c1, there's an open box one out there for $640. MXR Timmy and the best Martin you can find for the leftovers, I found an 000-18 in great shape for $1400 a while ago, 000-15m seems to float around for a decent price. That's honest-to-God enough to gig with till the end of time, at least for me, though I would swap out a Strat for the tele because that's the kind of fool I am. (Actually would swap out a Music Man Cutlass if I could find one, bought mine new / demo for a squeak under $1000 but that was in the Before Times.)
Only difference is, I did my buying 2006-2009. Wow did the $ 3,000 and more go further, back then. These days, I think I would just borrow stuff from family and friends until the prices came down. Prices be cray right now.