Nuance- that is great news!!!!!!! I am really glad to hear that you will be getting a pair of ST's sooner than you expected.
Brazilian Rosewood is beautiful, and I would choose something like that but my wife feels it is too red. (We already have a good portion of reddish woods in the room, and she doesn't want any more) I am still working with Jim to figure out a good veneer for us. The only East Indian Rosewood either of us has been able to find pales in comparison to the sample that I posted in my thread. The hand rubbed finish is awesome, but very labor intensive and too expensive for me. I am really happy for you buddy.
Dennis- I wish you a quick and easy surgery, free of complications, and a speedy and full recovery. I hope you know that we are all pulling for you. I can't wait to see what you and Jim come up with to top the HT3's. Though, by that time I will be so blissed out listening to my HT3's that I may never want to hear them.
Congrats to the new ST owners that posted recently too, I am sure you know by now just how lucky you are.