Just picked this up, I'm delighted with it - it's my first American Standard Telecaster. The owner is retired and a bit of collector and has decided to sell a few. I got really lucky with this as it's totally mint. It's never been gigged, in fact he said it's only been out of it's case a couple of times. I've got an American Special which I love, but this has a good chance of replacing it as number 1! My other electric was an American Standard Strat - white with a maple board. But because I'm such a Tele guy it never got played, every time a jam or gig came, I just felt more confident grabbing the Tele. So I sold the Strat a couple of weeks ago and I thought, what will I get as another option? And I just came to the conclusion that I just love Teles! I did think is 2 Teles redundant? Should I have a Tele and a Les Paul? A Tele and a Jazzmaster etc...but in the end I decided, no let's just have another Tele! My American Special is Vintage Blonde with maple, so I wanted something that was quite different, so sunburst and rosewood...love the look! Does anyone have specs for the 2010 Standards? I'm just curious. Is it alder? Ash? Either way, I'm happy!