This Telecaster has an unusual color that I have never seen on a Fender. The color is not the walnut brown color Fender introduced in 1974. It is also not the translucent red color Fender offered in the late 1970s. This even has a matching color switch tip. The guitar belonged to a known country music guitar player... I do not now remember his name... I hope I will. This one is on the heavy side and had a humbucking pickup in the front position. The pick guard is not original.