I have a buddy that bought a Barrington guitar from a store that was going out of business - they had pink, and black. the pink one was $100 less- he jumped on it while someone else in the store was trying to talk the owner down $100 on the black one (he never budged).
Maybe its just me, but Les Paul's never seem to look quite right in solid colors, especially loud/bright shades or pastels. Strats on the other hand can wear just about anything and still look cool. IMO, Tele's seem to straddle the middle: they look best in natural/ earthy tones and also in gawd-awful obnoxious flavors - but nothing in between. But, those are just my opinions and I've been wrong many a time, according to my wife at least :Spank