Here is my modded 2008 CU22 Artist with an ebony board and rosewood neck (got it from John Mann at Northcoast). I removed the overly compressed and covered Dragon II pickups and put in some covered Lollar Imperials, which was better. Then I found a mint set of one of my favorite pickups---old PRS Artist pickups from the 90's with alnico 4 magnets and gold poles/screws. Fantastic sound and like the look better as well. Then I replaced the stoptail with a Schroeder adjustable stoptail. I like the tone and appearance on this guitar. Finally, I removed the knobs and switched them for the ones on my DGT (I had an extra for the DGT).