As I have mentioned in previous descriptions on this site, these Crafted In Japan Vintage Reissues are a top shelf guitars! This particular Telecaster is a really 'authentic" version of a "Blonde (AKA Butterscotch") "Blackguard" Telecaster from 1952 through 1954. Same Tonewoods and a really high quality build! Hard to believe how well they do it for the price. To buy an original in this colour would set you back $35K and probably a lot more if you can find one. Here, you get the Look, Feel and a lot of Tone for a fraction of that! Great Telecaster!