I personally think the best finish on an LP is a naturally faded teaburst. I originally had the guitar sent off to be finished in an and early fade teaburst by another finisher, I got red, ugly red. I sent it to Dave figuring I would go the full dark cherry burst and fade it to teaburst, and it is coming along nicely. There is something about the unevenness that a natural fade has that if you just spray that color you dont get. Dave's finish really brought out the depth in the top that wasnt there before. Gibson pre stained these 01s and although your never really gonna get all of that out, the refin has made a big difference.