I think Monty Brown is a good start - I'd like to see more colours in
a burst pattern, like green, blue, and yes, purple!
Also, I've never been a big fan of the shade of midnight blue that is
used currently. It's too...I don't know...plastic-looking I guess.
Something you'd find in the toy aisle at K-Mart. I think a darker,
almost Navy blue would show off the classic Rickenbacker features much
better. Or a grey-blue type colour....go to www.rickbeat.com and find
the 370/12 O.S. in the "Models" section - that's about the nicest
finish I've ever seen! A shame it was never standard. I guess if I
had my choice for a new colour, that would be it.