What are your thoughts? How about replaceing the stock bridge with a raised Tele one? I probably wouldnt ever do it but its interesting to consider. Im just considering it. I think its needless to say Teles like any guitar are not bound to one genre or style. Examples: Charlie Christian, Muddy Waters, Jeff Beck, Roy Buchanan, Mike Bloomfield, Jimmy Page, among many many others... I dont really care whats traditional or not, mechanically and electrically most combinations can be practically useful one way or another for somebody.