I've been wanting an R8 and have run across 3 that I like about equally (can't play them before buying). The 97 has 57 Classics, newer ones Custom Buckers. I want a real workhorse, one that I can gig the hell out of and that will take any abuse I give it. Do you have an opinion on which year I might lean? Thanks, Eric Edit: Removed pic. Not sure how a pic got attached to my post.