I have a Tele that I bought used around 1976 in my local guitar shop - the serial no dates its a '73 which seems right. It had had very little use, almost new condition. It was as far as I know not modified in anyway, just a plain blonde standard tele with a white pickguard and what I've always thought was a light rosewood fretboard on a thin, skunk striped neck. I've used the same guitar for 30+ years and love it dearly. Unfortunately in my youth as a young punk rocker in the UK I took to it with sandpaper, paint can and soldering iron and did some silly things, as you do - so now it's blue, beat up, and the original electronics are long gone. A few years ago I took to for a refret to a very reputable luthier, a guy who makes beautiful intruments and also does excellent repair work. He seems to know his stuff about wood. Anyway, he said to me "Oh, that's unusual, it's got a Pao Ferro fretboard". I was very surprised, though I'd always known that my tele had a much lighter, almost "pink" tinged fretboard than all the others I saw, I just thought it was lighter colour rosewood. He said that it's possible that the factory were short of rosewood boards on the day mine was made and it just got Pao Ferro instead. Does this sound likely? anyone else got one?