Okay, so I'm finally going to order that Gibson Thunderbird that I have been lusting after for years now... problem is, I can't decide on the finish... I do like the traditional vintage sunburst... BUT the ebony suits me a bit more... BUT I'm not going to spend that kind of money on a nine-ply neck-thru with mohogony wings only to cover up that beautiful wood... So, I'm leaning torward the Ebony Stain... It would make it more unique to me anyway... The thing is I have never actually seen one... The pics on Gibson's site are okay but don't really show much... Has anyone here ever seen this finish???