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Have you always played Teles?
Even though I’m a “jazz” player, I play a Telecaster-style guitar because I grew up playing rock and blues on Teles and Strats, and when I got into jazz I just stuck with them. I did have a Gibson ES-175 for a few years when I was studying jazz with Pat Metheny at Berklee. That was a great guitar, and everybody there was playing jazz guitars, but when I would play my rock, blues, and funk stuff, it would just start feeding back. At one point Pat heard me playing a Tele and said that it sounded great, and that I should stay with it.
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