I truly feel sorry for the first few people who experienced the NL fading. To me, it’s the most beautiful finish PRS provides. It must have been heart-breaking and anger producing. I hope PRS made things right for those first few people. But... Before someone drops the sort of coin required to buy an instrument that has a Northern Lights finish, I think it’s incumbent upon them to do some due diligence. By now, a quick search on “PRS” “Northern Lights” should make the problems pretty evident. (Thanks to this forum, it does.) There’s always a price to be paid by a buyer who fails to do their homework.