Yup, LPB. I know an American Special will have a pale maple headstock, but it will also have a dark, dark East Indian Rosewood board, and personally I think the rosewood would be worth having - even with a pale headstock. I'm glad that Jerry and others like this combo so much. I will, in a few years. I'm just a stick in the mud, and it will take time for me to fully embrace the Pau Ferro in some of these color combinations.