I'm primarily an Ibanez player, completely by accident. It just seems every guitar I've ever liked playing has been an Ibanez. I recently joined a blues/classic rock band. My band's other guitarist is a big Fender guy. I've been a major fan of the tone he's been getting out of his gear (mostly Teles), and then the other day at practice, he suggested that we all switch instruments for a couple of songs (I was on bass that night) so I ended up playing one of his telecasters. Son of a bitch. That thing felt good in my hands and sounded even better.
I ended up moseying on down to guitar center the other day for something simple and damn near walked out with an American tele, though I was also really digging the Joe Strummer model I also had played that day.
I have no doubts that by the end of winter, I'll have a tele in my arsenal, probably in some sort of burst finish and a maple board.
Why not just get an Ibanez Tele copy? They're fairly cheap on the 'bay.