Look who showed up on a Saturday morning. I can't give you a review yet since I haven't really played it yet (just a few strums). I'll plug her in later today and tell you what I think. But, I'll show you guys some pics which may give you a better idea than the sales sites. It seems like a nice blue. The fretboard looks pretty good for being Pau Ferro and not Rosewood. Here she is next to my 2003 American Series. You can see how much darker the fretboard is on the red tele. Here's another view. I don't think the finish has faded or darkened much at all on my red tele over the years. And she's seen a lot of gigs. This is cool for me. The wood grain and shade in the headstock. The back of the neck is kinda similar. I don't know if the picture captures it well, but maybe you get the idea. I like it. Back of the neck (obviously). It feels different, of course, but it also feels like the same size. The fretboard also feels different. It's hard to explain. It may not just be the materials but the fact the red tele has been played and banged on since 2003. This is the second time I went shopping for a Les Paul and bought a Telecaster. I think it's cool that they're still different guitars, pickups, bridge, fretboard, S1 and four positions in the 60s. I'll plug her in later today and tell you my impressions. Unfortunately, I'm not in a band right now and there's where you really discover how a guitar fits in.