its the quilt! greetings boris, i own a custom handmade tele made by zane obrien of legend guitars here in nova-scotia .my wife bought it last summer as a gift for my 50th birthday. i have a rep for loving flashy guitars and am not scared of a little sparkle. my legend is the best playing , sounding guitar i have ever owned but it has taken me along time to bond with her and at first i didnt know why. its the quilting! ilve exessive flame and metallic finishes ala buck owens but the quilt doesnt set well for some reason no matter what the color. im getting over it as i play it in (allmost a year now). my advice is to play the shine off it and make it your own. some honest wear goes along way in my books.