The thread on TDPRI was "Hideous Jackson Tele" , and the Tele in question was a sundown fade. That was kinda cool, but the one that came up that was really awesome was a scorpion bandana Tele from 2007 NAMM.
She's a beauty. A one-in-a-million Tele, and the black with white binding and paint works well with the pointy Jackson headstock. Really, it'd work great with a maple neck and bog-standard Tele headstock, but this does look good like this. And all things told, I'd prefer a standard bridge instead of a humbucker. Stacked humbucker, maybe. And clearly, this would be for harder-rocking alt-country, moving into slightly gothic southern rock. But it looks so cool.
Heck, nothing says you couldn't play Stones on that thing. And it'll love being played with thin strings, so I can go back to bridge cables on my other one.
In other news, Sam Ash has Blue Flower and Pink Paisley Teles. $1000 is the web price. I'm guessing that eventually I'll see 'em for $800, then the price will rise again. And, unfortunately, I don't think there's any way I can get one. (Among others, the Pink Paisley is played by James Burton, Sue Foley and Brad Paisley. Who, besides Jack Pribek, plays a Blue Flower?)
I feel like I should have a third thing. I reall don't. Well, kinda. Wednesday was mostly in F, and it rocked anyway. I sounded good!