I asked this question over in the Ibanez Collectors World forum and there was much good discussion. Thought I'd give it a try over here. Personally, I'm a sucker for a good "Antique Violin" finish (in Ibanez terms) but you may call it a Tobacco Sunburst or something else similar. Here's a picture of my four Ibanez Artist ladies, each with its own unique character of AV finish. (The one to the far right, a model 2618 solid body, is a refinish I did myself.) On a technical note, these are all vintage 1978/1979 Ibanez Artist guitars, and, from left to right, are the 2629, 2630, 2619 and 2618 models. Each has pearloid velvetune tuners, Flying Fingers Super 80 pickups, a gibraltar bridge and original suregrip type 1 knobs. The 2630 has one tri-sound pickup in the neck, and the 2619 has two tri-sounds. The 2629 has chrome hardware and the rest are gold: And before somebody asks, yes, they still make "Tab" soda.