Seems to be something of a trend around here. Back in June, I ordered parts for a 7 string baritone jazz guitar - I got a beautiful bari neck in birdseye maple with an ebony board, and an unfinished carved top body with just the neck pickup routed. This is going to be a joint project with my wife, who has developed a copper finish that she's done on the tables in our living room. I thought it would be cool to do the top in this color, so we're going to finish it together, with a copper top and a natural back, and mostly wood appointments. The "just out of the box" photos are here: http://homepage.mac.com/mdvermette/PhotoAlbum2.html.