Your basic, "which would you get (all else being equal)" type question.
1. - A sort of burnt cherry sunburst flame top, not crazy flame though. Let's call it "A"
2. - Grey snakeskin finish, $250 more than the burst top
If it matters, if the cherry burst were green it would win. If the snakeskin were 'night sky' or bengal either of those would win.
A year or so ago I asked, "Soloist or Mark IV", and the Mark won. It is currently in the house
That's a toughie, because both of those are pretty different. I'd say cherry burst. 10 years ago I would have said snakeskin. 10 years from now I'd probably say snakeskin.