Well, this is my first real posting in the Gibson forum, I've been in the Epiphone side until now. I went to Sweetwater today to compare the new Studio with the Classic. While the classic was VERY nice, the Studio is too. Binding on the neck, classic 57 pickups ( coil tapped). I just couldn't justify the price difference. Now, I'm thinking on replacing the black plastics with cream and adding a poker chip. Do you think it would look weird like that since there is no binding? At the very least I'm adding a black poker chip.