26 Proteus 6 months ago Hey Joss...doing OK. Lots of pedal and other gear adventures, tendonitis still annoying but I'm dealing with it. Still recovering from a bicycle tumble a month ago, though - lots of strained muscles around the core, apparently. Pretty disabling for the first week, but I can now do pretty much anything - I'm just reminded by twinges that I'm not quite in tune yet.Grey would be an interesting choice for the Tele. Don't see many gray guitars, for sure. And yes, a transparent stain...it doesn't look there's much grain pattern in the guitar, but it would be nice to bring out whatever there is. Kind of a Fender Antiqua look, but actually dyed in the wood. And not as blatant. I'd keep the guard black or white, though, if going grey.My imagination always defaults to classic Tele yellowish/cream/whatever-that's-called on the first Teles, though. Maybe because I've never had one, and it just seems right.