Awesome! Congrats! I didn’t live the color when they first released it, but every time I see one I like it more!
Here she is. Fresh from Sweetwater. An American Professional II in dark night.
I have always liked the AP / AP II line. I recently discovered that I prefer rosewood to maple boards. Hey, we have the money, I have wanted one for a while, so I decided to pull the trigger. My wife had been telling me to for a while.
She still needs a few small adjustments, but it was set up fairly well right out of the box.
With the Baja:
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I know what you mean. I keep going back between rosewood and maple - can’t decide which I like best for sure, so I just like both. I have a real rosewood and two pau ferro - and a couple that I’m not entirely sure about. One pau ferro board was very light and I did not like it at all. I stained it, oiled it and now I can’t really tell it from the real rosewood.I liked the color when it came out, but wanted a maple neck. Through a small identity crisis, I realized I liked rosewood as much or more. (I was identifying as a "maple guy", amongst other little things. I started to challenge some of that stuff, and changed my stance on a lot of little stuff.)
I had been looking at an AP in candy apple. I'm glad I waited until I realized I liked rosewood!