I bought a used Classic Series 50s Tele off Craigslist a while back. The guitar played and sounded great. It looked like it had been played and gigged extensively. It had chips in the white blonde finish when I bought it. However now the finish separating from the body is coming off in sheets. Anyone have this happen this their MIM Classic Series 50s tele. At some of the play wear areas, it almost looks as if it had a clear coat over the natural finish and then finished with White blonde over the natural clear coat. This one is from 2003. I am inclined to just take the finish off. It just seems to separate off the body in large seets. So what causes this? I don't know if it is a placebo effect, but the more finish that comes off, the more open and resonant the guitar sounds. Anyway, its coming off so much I may just strip it and do a truoil finish on the body. But I must say, that white blonde is my all time favorite color.