I'll confirm that Dan seems to mainly use the bridge pickup on all his guitars. With the amount of amp distortion and fuzz he uses, I would think he needs a defined tone from the guitar so it doesn't become mud. Especially with his fingerstyle as Mirby mentioned.
@Mirby - Didn't you use to own an Epi '56 Goldtop? Apart from the lathered on gloss finish, I thought it was a pretty decent guitar worth keeping around and upgrading. Nevertheless, I ended up with a Gibson Studio 60's Tribute, which has me more than satisfied. The main differences being a lighter chambered body, very thin nitro finish, a shallower neck, and a little hotter and sharper output from the stock pups.
@tbkmagic - You'll be glad to know my other 2 electrics are Teles (Modded Squier Classic Vibe Teles to be exact). A CV 50s turned Esquire with double-tapped Mare and a CVC with a mini-humbucker on the neck. They are pretty fun to play and they were much better finished than lower end Fenders and even American Standards, I thought.