Congrats to it. I was so hot for the PC that I too settled for a black one since I couldnīt wait for my favorite red to re-surface. Meanwhile Iīve made my peace with the color and consider it a very deep tanned red .
P.S.: Sanding down the neck was one of the best decisions, though I left mine bare afterwards. Might give the wax/oil-thing a try someday but not right now.