As a young kid, starry-eyed by the Beatles I started out on the requisite entry-level electrics of the day: Duo-Sonic, Melody Maker, Les Paul Junior. Perhaps due to some early violin lessons, who knows, but along with the usual Cowboy Chord positions
I also enjoyed taking advantage of the entire fretboard, playing way up the neck into the wide open cutaway, stretching that
22nd fret in full Santana mode. To me those frets obviously seemed meant to be played along with all the other ones, of course.