Actually, I really like how the Sapele looks :)
They both look really good though :)
I`m probably going to replace the cables as well, as the SR-225`s is a pain to keep untangled.
(And it`s always nice to get an even more exclusive look) :)
Not sure yet wich cable I`ll use, but as I understand it, "any" 24awg 4 wire cable would work.
Well, the new 125i, 225i, 325is etc all use 8 conductor 24awg, so if you really want an upgrade, just add more paths for the signal to take this way. Silver is an option as well, both (should) improve the quality of everything. The stock cable feels flimsy IMO on the older ones to me (pre-i) but even the 60i and 80i feel like they're worth keeping there. You say the 60 is broken, so replace it regardless, but with the 225, I'd say keep it if it's an i, and if not, swap for some canare or mogami (markertek has both pretty cheap) if not "better" and customize to your liking.