Thanks! All good advice...the 2008 I'm looking at I can get for a pretty decent price, probably $2600-2700, because it's a display model and does have one minor blemish. I kinda like to donate my own dents and dings since they become part of my history with the guitar.
This one is a beautiful blonde...and I've always been partial to that look. I went by Monday to play it and saw they have moved it to a lighted display case in front of the guitar room and it looked absolutely beautiful sparkling in the light, and then I played it again...it is truly a sweetheart! The only reason I haven't pulled the trigger is because I was doing some research comparing the maple to the rosewood (settled on the maple), and because I was considering having my dealer bring in a new one for comparison. But, I don't think I can wait any longer!
Two things I'm thinking about doing: 1) replace the plastic posts with bone, and 2) I may replace the pickguard with a custom one similar to what's on the J-200 (not one of the 200 shape, just the design). Some might say that may make it less valuable, but I just like the look.