Coming up on my 1 year year anniversary since my Jack Briggs Classic was completed. This guitar continues to satisfy, deliver the goods and get better and better like fine wine as it ages. It pretty much accomplished exactly what I was shooting for with a Korina back and neck, 1 piece Maple top and a Brazilian Rosewood fretboard. At about 9.1lbs,(I chose the heavier wood) it has the girth of a Les Paul and a clarity unlike your typical(yet proven) maple/mahogany sandwich. All I can say is "Thank you Jack and great job!" Sorry I won't be going into the whole fanboy thing... Just consider me a very satisfied customer. From Jack... The burst is almost impossble to photograph properly. It is dark and transluscent, but not quite as dark as the above pics. Here are a few pics I took a while ago and yesterday. I still can't nail the way it looks in person.