Thanks Mr. but you may not want to make the man to answer your questions. I'm good with tone and I'm good with playing but I'm just learning this stuff after ignoring it for many years and I'm still way behind on a lot of stuff. And yeah, it lights up. It was lit up there but the stage lights washed it out in the pic. It's kind of wild...the whole inside lights up and you get light coming out of your input jacks.