I've had the 50s & 60s CV Teles for quite some time now. Had a 60s CV Strat for a while too. I've been wanting to get the 50s CV Strat but I really didn't want to get the 2-tone burst since I already have a 3-tone burst. I like the Fiesta Red but I really prefer that color with a rosewood board. I've always liked the 60th anniversary in Aztec Gold, but those don't come up too often at a price I was willing to pay. However I did find a great deal on this one with a hint of a flamed neck. I had to get it. I know gold isn't everyone's flavor... but I really like the look of it.