Thanks for the suggestions, folks. As far as coverings go, I've narrowed it down to white cobra, red snake or blue kid leather (and, yes, I will willingly admit these to be odd choices for a vegetarian of 35 years' standing). I am aware beforehand re the thinness of the white cobra; however, given this particular F2 is a body I rotate through a couple of times a year and not one that sees constant use - unlike my F5s or my F6 - I am not too concerned about premature wear, if I decide to go this route. Most likely, though, I will opt for the red or blue covering. In the case of the former, I wonder if a red F2-DE1/MD2-MB1 might be a little over the top?