My understanding is that there was a limited run of these for GC that came with gold hardware. I'm not sure what all the colors that were available, but this one is the lovely Pace Car Blue! I bought it last year, it's actually less than a year old. Why am I selling it? Simple...I HATE GOLD HARDWARE! So, why did I buy it if I hate gold hardware? Simple...I LOVE THE 'RAY SOUND! I bought it with the idea that I could just swap out the hardware for something that was more aesthetically pleasing to me. Didn't realize that ya' can't just go out and hit up Ernie Ball and get some factory parts for these things. So, with my dislike of gold hardware and my chronic G.A.S. flaring up, I've decided to put this out there for someone who loves that 'Ray sound and doesn't mind the gold... Specs: Ash body-Pace Car Blue Maple neck/board Black Pearloid pg GOLD HARDWARE-the Pole Pieces are actually gold too! 10lbs 18mm spacing 34" scale Standard StingRay electronics w/5-way selector for HH pickups. In spite of my gig schedule, this bass is in XLNT condition(fretboard needs to be cleaned). No scratches or chips on the body or neck. There is one mark on the headstock, which I got in a pic. Overall, I'd give it a 9.2/10. It sounds and plays exactly like a 'Ray is supposed to. You will NOT be disappointed. I'm putting it out there for $1,300 O.B.O Make an offer, but be reasonable. PayPal is cool with me. I'm not really looking for trades, BUT If you have a Dingwall ABZ 5 or an AB I 5, we need to talk. I might also look at other 5 strings, but I'd still rather just sell it. Please don't be offended if you offer one of those and I don't take it. Just sayin'... Thanks for shopping!