Hi, So i'm temporarily expanding/altering my long running search criteria in the hopes of greater success! I'm now open to the following: - R9s with vintage looking tops. - R8 flametops or plaintops with some kind of grain going on. - 1959 replicas from private luthiers. My colour preference is still iced tea but I might consider tobacco bursts aswell. I am able to offer up to $4000 for the right guitar (top, colour, model and condition dependant). For a guide of what i'm after i've again included a pic of my perfect top. Please feel free to let me know what you've got. The worst I could do is wish you luck with the sale! All the best, - Jonny.