Here is an early ´68 (shippede july ´68) with the rare crown headstock.
It had been converted to humbuckers, so I got it at a reasonable price.
It was a really great guitar. A little heavy, but with a super comfortable neck !
It is pictured next to my Bigsbied ´52 (both now sold unfortunately)
Here is my 2014 Benchmark 1960 relic reissue next to my 1977 Tele De Luxe.
The Tele was my first "real" guitar and I bought it new in Eugene, Oregon in 1980,
when I was over there from Denmark competing in track & field for the Ducks.
I had it immediately painted purple (as you did in those...