Can you predict the good sound potential of a Tele -- unplugged -- simply by gauging body, neck, and pegboard vibration? Of course you want to plug the guitar in at some point. But I am thinking that the better teles are going to be more lively and better sounding before any amp comes into the picture. The pickups I am thinking of for the plugged-in part of the evaluation are the Nocaster Custom Shops. Does playing the guitar a lot make it sound better? And if so, how. Are there other guitars where the pegboard will vibrate as much as a good tele when you thwonk the strings? I'm new to all this Tele business but am impressed with how lively they can be -- in terms of vibrating.