Scope color is not often discussed beyond a simple aesthetic viewpoint. There are lots of other factors that can influence color choice, however the black stain is very attractive. If covered during daylight wouldn’t excessive heating be negated? This would allow more freedom of color choice, right?
I would like to begin a conversation on scope/equipment color but not here. I submit that the newest Teeter is a very attractive scope. I understand the recent swing towards ultralight dobs but still appreciate a classic build. Nice to see that someone besides myself has chosen one.
I too appreciate the Classic style of a wooden telescope with a wooden UTA. Unfortunately there are only two manufacturers who are still taking orders for them. Obsession and Telekit.
Five years ago you had a lot more choices, but with Teeter, Pratt, and Webster not taking any new orders and NMT discontinuing their classic designs in favor of their hybrids, the options for purchasing a classic wooden dob are basically just Obsession and Telekit. From what I've heard from Dave Kriege, this may be the last year he sells the Classic design. So next year the only option for a classic scope may be Telekit.
Unless Rob Teeter starts taking orders again. We can always hope.