I saw two things that made me queasy today: 1. A wierd orange Bongo 2. A cherry burst Alembic Essence Now, I know there are bunch of you guys that love Bongos out there, but this thing just made me sick. The shape and the color were unbearable. I love Alembic basses. So why didn't I snap up this Essence for $800? The cherry burst finish did not look good on that body style in the least bit. I loved the cherry burst on the 55-01 that I had, but I did not like it on the Essence that I saw today. Ok, boys and girls. What color and bass combinations can you absolutely not stand?