I’ve always said that “Real men play Telecasters” because the guitar’s shape makes it tough to play to any length of time, especially if you’re used to something more contoured like a Strat. That said, the Fender Telecaster is an iconic guitar with an iconic sound that has graced thousands of hit records over it’s 60+ years of existence. It doesn’t work on everything, but when it does, it’s usually perfect for the job.
Here’s a great video about 5 things you probably didn’t know about the Tele, and even if you’re a serious gear head and Tele owner, I bet there’s a couple of items here you’ll dig.
By the way, here’s a great abridged history of the Tele that covers some of rarer models.