wats the best tele to get in a $800 price range(i play:funk,metal,punk,and some others i cant think of)
yes i have a highway one and its great............. the things industructable to( ive dropped it about 5 time and ive only got one small ding)..... im upgrading to lace sensors soon though.
I love my nashville tele. It can handle all the styles you listed well, and the extra strat pickup makes it very versatile and unique.
Muddy Waters Tele - Signed by the members of Canned Heat
PRS Soapbar SE - Signed by Michael Angelo Batio
H&K Statesman Quad EL-84
Dunlop Wah (modded to JH specs)
Go and play a load, see what you think.

I'm obviously gonna' suggest you look for some Japanese Fender Teles, amaaaaaazing guitars.
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Fender Strat/Tokai LS80>few pedals>Orange Rocker 30