A long time ago I had an Olympic White 1966 Stratocaster. I really liked it since I saw pictures of Jimi Hendrix with one like that. After a while I realized that I am not Jimi Hendrix and sold the guitar. Here comes another one. This one is original Olympic White finish but someone painted black paint over it later. Now that black paint is removed so that is why it looks as it does. It is original otherwise.