These guitars are not so "pink" anymore, they are more red and gold which I prefer anyway. I own an original 53' Blackguard and I still like the paisley better ,or should I say as well ! playing and sounding wise ! I had Bill Crook build me a relic Paisley in 2006 He done a real good job trying to copy my 68' from the pictures he was sent ! Great guitar but sorry to say it didn't make the cut when I thinned the herd !