So, I fell into a bit of a project. Picked up this '60 tele from an old friend of the family and I'm trying to figure out what the original colour is. Back story - it was willed to him from his best friend who passed in the early 80's - an old pro player. It was likely refinished down to natural in the 70's and a humbucker thrown in the neck like seems to have happened to so many of these guitars. Plays and sounds great with a beautiful, super quick slab board neck (with a gorgeous, subtle flame). I doubt I'll ever go through the grief of rebuilding the body to put a single coil back in the neck, (the rout on it was terrible) but I may get it refinished and get it as close to period correct as I can. I'm a bit torn on which way to go with it - I love the classic blonde, but at the same time I'm almost tempted to restore it to the factory colour just as a nod to the guitars past. See the pic from the neck cavity - it looks like a gold sparkle but the only thing close I've ever seen from those years is the Shoreline Gold which I don't think this is (but I could be wrong). If someone more in the know who's seen this colour before could chime in I'd appreciate it! Btw - when I picked it up from the seller he pulled a box out with pretty much all the original parts (except the neck pup). Great score!