So, yeah, like the title, I was never really into vintage stuff. playability issues, crazy expensive prices, but when I visited one store here, I was handed an early 70's telecaster. Now, I never really liked telecasters in Natural, and have a strong preference on rosewood boards. but man, the guitar sounded beautifully and a very good twangy bridge without the icepick. I dont believe in the magic of vintage guitars, but that one played sweet. I know 70's were the lowest times of Fender but that tele was well built, tight pocket, good weight, vintage frets in good condition, low action, and apparently, set up really well. also priced competitively which made me think of getting it or a custom shop Fender. Not that I have the money or anything, but I started saving up for a once in a lifetime purchase of a high end tele. I can save up for a 70's guitar, but can never afford any 50-60's.. I may even consider japanese fenders/copies to see if they're up to the hype. Anyway, I looked up a few 70's teles on sale around here and almost all are in blonde-maple or natural-maple necks.. Like I said, im partial to rosewood boards. but I dont often see a 70's tele in a nice color other than black, white/blonde/olympic white, with a rosewood board neck. Did Fender do any color other than those I mentioned? and are rosewood boards common during that time or a rarity due to the CBS takeover?