i had a gibson 175 in the blond color, i never played it out of the home. i sold it to a gibson guitar collector for twice my cost. i loved the guitar but not the color.the guitar was in pristine condition. i have been playing epip broadways and joe pass models all in sunburst colors. just recentley a bought a heritage 550 sb in color in excellent mint condition. of course i have fender strat's and tel's and a custom g&l asat.1994. i have a total of 18 guitars, just sold two last week a joe pass and a partscaster strat to a local blues rock musician.