These photos are a few weeks old now. I do agree it's all about function over form, I have set it up and played it for two hours at a gig on Friday night, it played sounded great A couple of truss rod adjustments and a little tinkering with the bridge and it's right as rain! Leo certainly new how to design a guitar you could work on easilyYou might want to consider getting a setup before worrying about the scratch plate color. Function before form. No?