I picked up a couple of new toys over the last week.... On the right a Tele American Professional. Which is nice. On the left..... it's interesting. I bought it on Reverb from a seller in Lithuania, and it belonged to one of the guitarists from Lithuania's preeminent heavy metal band, Katedra (really, I'm not making this up). It was originally one of these, from 2005. Three pickups, really awful relic work, and one of those finishes where you can see the grain of the wood..... Mr Katedra had converted it to two pickups, replaced the rotary switch with a toggle, and pounded it with a couple of aerosol cans of auto paint, without sanding it. It came to me like this, you can't really see how thick and gloopy the paint was..... So, I had at it with some Wet & Dry paper. For so long. So very long. Long long long. Long. But eventually, the weirdest thing happened....the finish settled down into a really nice, smooth, even, satinesque sheen. So I decided to ruin it. I had a vibrola hanging around, so I pulled out the tailpiece thimbles just to see if I could. Then I stuffed the holes full of old screws and other debris and plopped in some epoxy putty to seal it all up. Then the strangest thing happened.....when the epoxy set it was pretty much exactly the same shade of white as the paint! No touch up required just some (long) time with more sandpaper. I nailed the vibrola in something like the right position, then I remembered I had a tunematic roller bridge knocking around somewhere. I think it's a Goldo. Slightly wrong size post holes, so I had to drill them out a bit to get them to fit. Then the strangest thing happened......i slapped some Slinkys on, and the action was amazing right off the bat. And, more, the intonation was spot on, no tweaking required. That, friends, is blooming spooky. So it's my lucky guitar now, and I'm keeping it, and one day Scarlett Johansson will wake up and think "if only I had a feller with a weird white SG".