You know, I realized that part of what makes an instrument good-looking in my mind is the absence of cutaways and pick guards. They're practical, but detract from the symmetry too much. Form vs. function... I guess it would be a little silly to care more about the form, eh?
After all, I already have the most beautiful guitar strap in the world (I designed and embroidered it myself) so maybe that's enough eye candy.