It just occured to me: P = Tele = Simple, basic, sturdy, dependable J = Strat = Versatile, ergonomic, playable, cuts through MM = Les Paul = Tone, tone, TONE! There's some other coincidences, like the fact that the J/Strat was supposed to be an improvement over the P/Tele by having an extra pickup and a more ergonomic shape (and they are all Fenders!), the humbucker type pickup in the MM and LP, the "you've gotta have a J/Strat" thing... If you also have too much free time in your hands, can you think of other examples? what would be the bass equivalent of a shredder type Ibanez guitar? what about a PRS or a 335?