Lately I've been paying a lot of attention to guitar tones, and finding plenty of good ones out there, but there's just something about the Telecaster I find so appealing. The first successful solid-body electric guitar, the simplicity of its technology produces an iconic sound, but there have been players who stretch the boundaries of the instrument as well. I don't know if I could pick just one player - I go back and forth between Don Rich, whose perfect tone and simple yet compelling lines define the Bakersfield sound, and Roy Buchanan, whose jaw-dropping virtuosity has to be heard to be believed. Obviously the guitar is only a part of the player's overall sound, and few play one instrument exclusively; both of those guys have been spotted with other (some would say lesser) axes later in their careers, but they made their bones on the Tele. Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page are two more who, although they may have more of a body of work on different models, made significant contributions to music on their Telecasters in their salad days. Please feel free to post any thoughts on the Telecaster and its players/songs/photos whatever.