I had a Telecaster a few years ago, and I sold it because it was just too darn uncomfortable to play-- both on my ribs and my forearm. Since then, I bought a Les Paul, and I've adapted my playing style such that the guitar's hard edges don't bother me. Now, I'm considering the Tele again. The modern MIA tele has a rib contour, which is a huge selling point for me. But does that help with the forearm comfort, too? I'm thinking I could angle the body against me and avoid the sharpness of the forearm edge. I don't have time to go try one out anytime soon.