After thinking a bit more I probably would say the Telecaster is the legit most versatile. When we think of jazz we tend to think of hollowbodies but some great players have used teles. Of course the blues and teles go hand in hand. Same with rock and roll. In a way guys like James Burton and Steve Cropper wrote the blueprint with telecasters. R&B, funk - telecasters figured in. Country? has any guitar ever so thoroughly dominated a genre of music? No. Teles own country. A telecaster can create lots of tones but when you get right down to it no other guitar can peel paint off the walls like a good, blistering tele bridge pickup can. So in that regard it's unparalleled. Plus as we all know- or tennis!