they look less ugly than a B7, B70, or B700 to me, imo.. i just don't like the painted flat plate. i like to chrome-plate my bigsbys. it's a huge pain in the ass disassembling them, then making sure they actually fit back together, but i like it. maybe doing so will make the B12 i have (for the ES-335 i probably won't own for a long time) look better. too bad they don't make a v-cut B7 similar to the B3 or B6C.