just wanted to draw on the wealth of tele wisdom here: I'm planning on doing a tele, and have approx 6 bodies worth of wood similar to below. Since setup takes more effort than anything else... I figured I might as well do 2: a thinline and a butterscotch blonde. so, looking at the wood below... was initially planning it for tele #1 - a thinline. the top would cover the side with the dark streaks. but looking at it... I really like the grain, and am torn about hiding it... perhaps instead making it my #2 tele, which would be a butterscotch blonde? It def hides my join better. so, what say you... is it a bad idea to use dark streaks and then do a trans finish? my gut says yes, altho the darker grain might look good. Extra points for teles that have trans finish and dark streaks.