+1 I like the traditional bursts. Now, as a kid player, I avoided all bursts because I wanted to look "modern" and not old fashioned and I think a brash young guy who is gonna make some mistakes is taking on too much "expectational baggage" when he shows up on stage with a traditional burst guitar. Now that all pretense is gone, I play anything I like the sound of. I am no longer worried even in the slightest what color looks right or wrong "on me" as I play. ++ Although this tiny off white Gibson reissue Melody Maker makes me look like a damned fool, I would say.