I have been using only one bass for the past few months...my home made 5 string. It was fretless, now fretted. It does. The jazz bass was sold a couple of months ago, and the Yamaha seems to have now gone...I agreed a sale today. My next bass will be a fretless unlined Sadowsky four string...and however expensive they are, it's still less than a twentieth of the price of the cheapest cruise missile. Why sell basses just to buy more? I want better. Now, to come to the point. Does Candy Apple red go with an ebony board, or should I stick with Pao Ferro, or thingywotsit (can't recall the rosewood substitute offhand). And should I order with the older silver backed CAR, or the gold backed? Save me from making the wrong decision!!