I have only seen one at a local music shop and I really like the way it feels and sounds, but I'm not sure about the viability of the aluminum top. I own a Martin DCX1E guitar, which shares the same "HPL" back and sides and Stratabond neck, but it has a spruce top. In my experience, spruce ages well and the sound tends to warm up as the instrument ages, and I realize that aluminum won't. My concerns however, are: will the aluminum's tonal qualities degrade over time, and (if necessary), will a luthier be able to repair this ABG, should damage occur? Any thoughts would be great.