That frozen spruce is a very cool colour.
I like my acoustic guitars to look like the material they are made from. It’s a sort of visual unplugged-ness.
I do have a mandolin with a black top, and I ordered it that way. Not sure why those are an exception for me.
I prefer definite colours on solid body instruments. Electric mandolins need a bit of splash because they’re small, so I have those in TV yellow, sea foam green, and gold sparkle.
You know what? If SCGC had a brilliant sounding piece of really ugly spruce, I’d go for a Skye sig model with a coloured top and fancy binding. Blue maybe or TV yellow. 🙂