Ive noticed lately that a lot of newer indie musicians are using Teles/Jaguars/Mustangs and not many Strats. Teles fly off the rack at my local indie music store, but Strats hang around for a long time. It's funny, cause it used to be that Teles were mostly associated with country/Americana stuff and Strats with blues/rock. I think Strats are now associated with "uncool" big rock stars like Clapton/Gilmour/Malmsteen, etc. I know trends change, its no big deal to me as I love all Fenders, I just thought it was interesting. Heres a link to JD McPhereson talking about his gear and his recent revelations about Strats. Worth a view as he makes great records: Even Margaret Glaspy used a Strat on her great album "Emotions And Math", but uses a Tele given to her by Julian Lange live.