Not gonna lie...I was pretty much done with LPs. I'd turned my attention toward EBMM EVH sigs, and had pretty much settled on just the Trad Pro and Studio Faded. With an Epi STD to use as a "hacking around guitar." Then...I saw an '04 Standard LE Pacific Reef online at one of my local GCs used wall. Looked cool so, I went down to have a look-see. I was slightly disappointed when I saw the actual finish. Looked a little splotchy, and I lost interest. But, the ebony board, and binding/finish and headstock kept me looking. And so, late one night, I happened upon the Bay. Lo & behold! An '04 LE in "Manhattan Midnight." I was intrigued. The blue was rich. The finish, beautiful. I decided to hold off. 2 days later, I figured I should pull the trigger. I figured if I didn't like it, I could always flip it for what I was paying. People seemed to love this model. Worth the gamble I guess Came today... Gonna have it set up, and see what happens so far, I'm in love. Today...is a good day.