I love the MM sound and would like a fiver but I hate the way SR5's look with their pickguard. How petty is that? Usually I appreciate a deal and looks come second to playability and tone. But the money I would shell out for even a used EBMM is a lot and I should like the way it looks. So I might go with a Sterling 5 or a SR5 Classic. Owned both of those previously and dug them. Wondering how other TBers feel regarding SR looks. Obviously the use for the B hasn't stopped people from purchasing them even if they didn't like the look.