Re: S2170 finish question.
I'm not sure if they still do this, but Sweetwater started posting images of the exact guitars they had for sale on their web site. Last year, they had two different S2075's. Just as you noticed with the S2170, one looked superb and the other one looked very splotchy and a bit odd. I agree with Aris and Chroma, I would hesitate to buy anything from an online dealer unless you can inspect images of the exact instrument you're buying. Maybe other dealers are doing the same thing as Sweetwater, but that outfit is an exception to many rules.