This is a rare color for this year. Upgraded to EMG T-52 fully eliminates hum.
Info from the original owner who bought from CME:
Battery is located in the control cavity, so no routing was done to accommodate the upgrade, meaning you can also replace the EMG's directly with a new set, if you somehow managed to find something better than these (in my 17 years of playing Telecasters, I have not). Bridge saddles were also upgraded with segmented brass (better intonation). White finish was a Japan Market exclusive color for this series, though some were available via CME, which is where this one came from originally. There are some slight downsides: There is a slight dink on the bottom edge of the headstock, and there is a marking paint run inside the cutaway horn. For the latter, its on the surface and can be removed with some lemon oil, I just never really bothered with it myself because its hard to see unless you're staring at it up close. the paint is a tad discolored where there were a couple additional photos.