Technically this may be one of the most flexible guitars available. I also had one, bought for a specific purpose and like you, I ultimately let it go.
Sounds like you answered your own question. Check out the Baja Telecaster for an extra range of tonal options from the basic two pickups.I'm almost exclusively a clean player, so I'm mostly searching to see if anyone has played a guitar that goes from jazz warm through to tele bright with the least compromise - or as close to that as you've experienced!
Wired my tele Baja style years ago,Check out the Baja Telecaster for an extra range of tonal options from the basic two pickups.