My very first Tele was a Nashville Deluxe that I got in a trade. It was a killer guitar, but I didn't love the neck. The reason I traded it away, though, was because it sounded too much like a Strat and not that Tele tone in my head. I LOVE the neck + bridge Tele position - it's such a versatile thing. I've been tempted to rewire my Strat to get that combination, but I haven't yet, and frankly don't think it would sound the same. My Les Paul will do coil splitting and can get somewhere in the neighborhood with both coils split, but my Strat definitely sounds like a Strat in all positions.