I got my newsletter email from GAK at the weekend. It was headed "New Gibsons for 2015!", but what really made me do a double take was this: http://www.gak.co.uk/en/fender-fsr-japanese-rosewood-telecaster-natural-dark-stain/95111 And this: http://www.gak.co.uk/en/fender-fsr-japanese-rosewood-telecaster-natural/95112 I've wanted a George Harrison style Tele for a while, but the real deal is prohibitively expensive. I googled for similar websites to GAK and it appears that all the major UK retailers have these in stock. No idea why, I guess they must have had a big shipment in from Japan, hence all the other Japanese Aerodynes etc that are now also available. Anyway, I was all set to buy one, but then I realised that the sides of the body and the back of the neck are painted gloss black. This is a big disappointment as I wanted the thin line around the side of the body, which was maple on the original. I'm guessing that the basswood interior of these guitars is actually pretty thick, and the rosewood is just a thin veneer. They've then covered the join with black paint. So I think I might pass, but I thought some of you guys based in the UK or Europe might be interested.