I need a little help with a choice today. I recently picked up a Benavente Vintage Vortex from Todd 4TA (Thanks Todd ). I think Bigjoe first owned it, there is a pic of it on Benavente's website. I has 2 interchangeable necks, a Maple black block neck and and a Rosewood UNLINED fretless. I opted to purchase both since it was available with the idea I could build a second body for it at a later date. The necks and bodies would then be interchangeable. The hardware will be slightly different as the original has a Suhr preamp and DiMarzio Ultra Jazz pups. The new one is only offered with the Benavente preamp and pickups. According to Brain Barret, that gives the bass a 'more focused' sound. I really do like the original GROWLY sound. And I have not heard the new hardware. I think the choices are to leave the Maple and natural Alder combo alone and build a Cherry Burst or Tobacco Burst body. The Cherry I would put a white pickguard on, the Tob maybe a black or mottled PG, (I forget the name of that). Very 60's look. Or I can pair the fretless unlined board with the natural Alder and have a Cherry or Tob Sunburst with the Maple black block. Now I am stuck there. Also, I am pretty color blind so making 'color' and design choices is difficult for me. The headstock of both necks is natural maple. Something like this color, but more transparent, like the old Eb3's. I want a vintage style look, it is a Vintage Vortex after all. I just sold some basses to pay for this so I am ready to go. Any suggestions and ideas would be welcome.