Indeed! I second your taste concerning the flames, and consider myself lucky to now be the owner of 2 HB Gibson LP Faded beauties (one with the thick, the other with the thin) ribbony kind of flame, which is more lively and less boring than the straight flame. Still I love my straight and thin flame Cherry Corsa Gibson LP Faded (LCPG282 pic below) as it's an excellent player. IMHO any Corsa Gibson LP Faded (I have 3) is a great Faded soundwise and apparently another person shares my opinion as the ebay listing of the Corsa Gibson LP Faded in Germany has ended, and the guitar has found a new owner. Obviously if one can get a beautiful Corsa Gibson LP Faded with great flames, it's double pleasure... It took me years but I finally found mine!