Nice Christmas present. I think I will definitely get one after seeing it on your guitar.
My '52 RI 'Thin Skin' is butterscotch, that's perfect. I'll checkout Reverb.Thanks, it's a shame they use an arctic white MIM tele as their model on the site... looks pretty great on butterscotch. (My fiancé who thought the guitar was kind of ugly before actually commented that it looked great now)
I would recommend buying from Reverb by the way - they have ready-to-go models with different pickup configs.
Yessir, that's what I was thinking! And yours looks suhweeeet!Can confirm this looks pretty good... got one a few days ago for Christmas:
Mine came with white. I bought a black but have never installed it. I like the way a light colored guitar makes me feel when playing. I think the black looks classier but white looks good in a different way on a blonde/blonde Tele style guitar.
I believe you chose the two classiest pickguards. I think the filled in would be best. The other relies on angle to see the paisley. It looks good enough to wear as a badge. No reason to be subtler.