The color reminds me of a roach.
I was thinking along similar lines, but wondering if his rosewood tele was the influence.I’m not sure what the deal was with Fender, but I know Gibson made a lot of “Walnut” stained ES-335s and SGs in the late ‘60’s and ‘70’s. Maybe it was the influence of George Harrison’s brown Gretsch Country Gentleman or something else, but dark brown was very popular during those years.
It's a good thing you haven't seen any big modern indie bands in the last 25 years - their mocha, 70's style guitars would really upset you.In any event, it's terrible by modern standards. I can't see anyone seriously considering the asking price based on year alone - the looks of the instrument is awful.
Just...why ya'll did that?
I'm with you - I think it's just not very popular with the classic rock/blues guys.Man, I didn't realize there existed so much animosity toward mocha and/or walnut finishes.
I really kinda super dig the color.