I used to watch He Haw as a kid and one of the preformers had a tricolor guitar it looked a lot like the french flag but he was singing country music (did I really just admit to watching He Haw?) this was about 76 so it was probably bicentenial.
last time I shopped for a guitar I drove the dealers nuts trying to figure out what I wanted. I played a lot of really nice sounding new and old guitars but none of them looked right. I wanted to go for total aurl and visual satisfaction and would not settle for any thing less. So if you can find a comely and good sounding guitar in one go for it!