Hi all - Since I don't have a vintage Telecaster but am simply discussing them (perhaps along with more modern ones), I thought it best to post here rather than in the vintage forum. I've recently acquired a Baja classic player (now called classic 50's version) Telecaster body in a two-tone sunburst, and I'm just about done putting a Tele together using it as the base. That got me interested in sunburst Telecasters (and Esquires) and their particular aesthetic. In addition to looking online, I went down to Songbirds this morning, just to take some pictures. I'm offering these here with a few comments, in hopes that others will post more and will talk about what they like or don't like about certain sunburst Teles. Of the ones I saw this morning, the sunburst pattern that looks most like my Baja Tele body is a '57 Esquire: This '57 Telecaster right behind it is very similar. Note the steel saddles. And here's the pattern on my Baja two-tone sunburst. It has still more contrast and is more golden than the examples above, but it's also possible that the nitro on those '57s has faded some.