Ok, I am completely confused. The Ibanez SR500 is selling everywhere new for $599.99. The only color it comes in is that dark brown flat finish. I happened to come across a model called the SR SR500PB and that model comes in a couple other colors. I looked on the Ibanez site and the PB version does not even show up so I called them. I was told that the SR500PB is made for Guitar Center. I was also told that the quality is exactly the same as well as every piece of electronics on the guitar. The kicker is that the Blackberry Sunburst, which I think looks so much better than a flat solid brown color, is selling for $100 less than the standard SR500. So my question for anyone is this.. Has anyone picked up the SR500PB and played it and if so, do you find anything that is different? I am also curious if Ibanez has addressed the issue with the quality of the body finish because 90% of the reviews I have read mention how cheap the finish was on SR500 and that is scratches very easily. It sounds like all Ibanez did was put a thin coat of dark brown stain on the body and call it finished. Looking forward to your opinions. Thanks..