My wife was taught to play guitar on her Mom's Tele back in 1961. Her Mom had owned it for a while. Her brothers have used it since and decided that she (as youngest sibling) should have it so they just gave it to her. It just arrived today and looks to me as if it didn't originally have the "usual" tele pickguard. Someone has spray painted (eek!) where what was there originally (you can see a slight indent) has been removed and replaced with an ill-fitting regular pickguard. Removed the neck and on the end is LS-8 handwritten. ** Edit - hah - looking at the pic upside down it might also be 8-57? ** I attach some pics - if anyone can help id it and advise what she should do with it. It plays and sounds lovely.