Okay, I'm almost ready to build a Flying V... It has to be a solid color. Thus, it will be a Custom with the multi-layered binding and gold hardware... Like these: http://www.flying-v.ch/customs/fc_02lp/fc02lp.html#black Fellow forumite Mark C says, "Candy Apple Red!" I am leaning toward black... To me, in my obviously limited imagination, a Les Paul Custom would look strange in any color besides black. White is a stretch, even. However, we're talking a "V," here! I have seen Pelham Blue SG's that look fantastic. Tough... So, I want to know. What is the TGP consensus?