I bought this in early August. It is translucent gold with maple fretboard. It is prettier than the prettiest girl you've seen. It comes with a hardshell case, double pickups, and so on. I have not played it outside of my bedoom, and only maybe 10 times. I mean, this thing is brand new. I am selling it because I just don't see myself playing it. It sells brand new for $1645. My price is $1330. But you have to be local--near Los Angeles--and pay cash. I will not hold anything for anyone.