I've just got to. Can't help it. The Texas Tele has changed my life. I never knew what I was missing.
Never knew a Telecaster could sound gutsier and meaner than a humbucker-equipped guitar. Those people who say the Tele is possibly the most versatile guitar despite it's deceiving simplicity - they do not lie. Two single coils, volume / tone and a 3-way switch, and so many many tones are possible. Everything from blues to metal, without touching the amp!
It's just such a stripped-down, primitive instrument. Plank of wood with strings = beat on it like caveman = music comes out. I don't think any other design is quite so responsive to touch as the Tele. You have to work for those sounds, man, but it pays you back...
So here's to the Tele - a true testament to Leo's genius. So few get it so right the first time.