Late '68 w/transition logo is a rare bird. Every bound maple cap tele that I've seen with the "F" tuners have the later black decal. The guitar's finish is nitro, no doubt. It's totally right and has '66-'67 appointments (the tuners -and neck date- are the only thing that shouts out '68 on this for me.) Good find. I would be curious for what that sold for.... My appraisal on it would be $7000 plus...not many transition logo maple cap custom teles out there. Rare. Here's my August '66 maple cap bound tele w/transition logo. Same guitar except my tuners are klusons.