Picking a #1 is difficult when you have several really nice ones to choose from, but last night I came to the conclusion that if there was one Tele and one Strat that I would never let go of.... it came down to these two - both in my favorite color, Mystic Red. There are a number of other finishes that I also love, but Mystic Red just does it for me, the most. 2014 Fender American Standard Strat with D.Allen Voodoo 69 pickups (These VooDoo69s were made back when DAllen was doing his own winding. They sound even better than my close favorites, Fender CS Fat '50s and Fender Tex-Mex.) 2012 Fender American Standard Tele with Antiquity II Mini Humbucker at the neck, and Cavalier Oildale bridge pickup. (This could be my favorite Tele bridge pickup of all time.) These are my faves in part because of the color, also because of the necks and pickups, and the way I have them each set up. I like maple necks, but must say, the rosewood boards are my favorite. Fantastic playing & fantastic tones. The belly/rib cut on the back of the Am Std Tele is pure frosting on that Tele cake! The Tele also has a Switchcraft Les Paul style toggle switch. And, the Strat has steel Tele knobs on it - love 'em! So... what is your #1 Tele, your #1 Strat, or BOTH?