Yamaha and Ibanez Japan from the 70's and 80's. Gibson and other USA makers have never in their entire history offered anything in their league and almost certainly never will. If you own one you know and if you don't then you should be looking for one.
1983 Ibanez Artist AM 205.
Some folks think that Teles are unforgiving and Les Pauls let you slide. Come to think of it I just screwed up a couple of times typing this post maybe I need a different keyboard. On the other hand maybe it's not so much that I need a forgiving guitar as it is that I need to be forgiven.