Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Toronto, Canada
I think I'm gonna have to go with rich on this one....dude's just too knowledgeable about this stuff to doubt what he's saying.
I see a grain in my guitar too...you have to look close, and no one else notices it, but its there.
As for the color, the guitar body is simply not as snow white as a peice of brand new computer paper, whereas the edge of the pickguard is that white and bright. In comparison, the guitar appears slightly more yellowed...not YELLOW, but a slightly yellow tinge to the white.
That said, the pickguard, selector knob, single/humbuckers, knobs, and body are all slightly different shades of white, just as rich said they should be.