So I first spotted this beauty on Brian's Guitars site...I was looking for a Cu24 McThick...not necessarily a PS. I was struck by the very straight/fine/tight flame on this, and it has flamed maple binding, which I love. It also has 53/10 pickups which is what I was looking for. Brian had it around for a while...the color fading was a bit of an issue, and of course Brian being the great guy he is, was very up front about it. He also offered me a great deal. According to the PS spec sheet this was supposed to be faded "Aqua Violet Smoked Burst", apparently the color continued to fade even more...Brian listed it as Northern Lights...which is a closer description of the actual color in these original pics... I procrastinated for a while...but kept coming back to this to admire that beautiful flame top. Then Brian let me know that the PS team had agreed to refinish the guitar...in the color of my choice and that I could even add on some features if I wanted.... Well....what would you do?