I should be receiving this R8 in a few days. It's a 2001, possibly a Custom Authentic since there are Grovers included in the case, it presently has some Klusons on it. Anyhow, I'm in love with the butterscotch finish and the flame top, wondering if anyone knows if there is a term for this kind of flame as it doesn't really seem to fit into the standard categories. I wouldn't call it a quilt. It's almost like "fuzzy" or something. Nice 3d from different angles, overall unique with some grain and mineral streaks as well. Anyway, let me know what y'all think. More pics will come on NGD. Thanks!