Saw one of the 3 HB models at my LGS a few weeks ago. Did not like. I'll have to stop by and see if they've got any of te new ones in yet. Love the looks and specs on this one. Not super crazy about the color, but I don't hate it. (Trans black would be cool.)Looks better than the 3 HB guitar he had a few years ago. I am now interested big fan of shine down.