I just saw Brad Paisley on Letterman last night and of course he is playing a Tele styled guitar, I think there is little argument that he is a quality guitarist. My question is: is there a sonic/playabillity that is inherent in the Tele style guitar? Or perhaps is it more nostalgia/tradition that leads a large bunch of pickers to play the Tele for country? I've ued a Tele briefly but it was in a Blues band and I tended to favor the neck pickup. Therefore that experience is not that relevant.