First, let me say that I KNOW that the guitar that plays right to you and sounds right to you IS RIGHT FOR YOU. I totally get that. I'm just wondering if anyone has ever had a guitar worth X and then played something worth, say, .5X and decided they would 'downgrade'. I traded for a guitar (a well-cared-for and expertly-set-up Epi LP Standard) I really enjoy, but the other day I plugged a +/- $100 guitar into a SF Vibrolux and was in heaven. Of course, the amp really helped, but the cheap guitar was a totally-stock Squier Affinity Telecaster that had a great setup and just sounded wonderful. Didn't even buzz in the single-pickup positions! I also realize, having owned just about one of all of the major mass-produced guitars out there, that an LP is as different from a Tele as a cheese-steak is to a Cuban sandwich. Both delicious, both easy to make "taste" great, but very different in their construction and the goal of their "flavor" combinations. I'm just really thinking hard about moving the LP along and switching to the Tele. I was a Tele guy for years before I ever owned my first LP, and I'm going to be playing in a blues/soul trio (with a B3) format soon, and I think maybe the Tele will cut better. Thoughts?