Simply WOW !! NBD 2021 Gibson NR in VOS Soot Sparkle. Soot Sparkle is a perfect name for this custom color. With the Nitrocellulose Lacquer VOS [Vintage Original Spec](Vintage Patina) the guitar has a great smoke lacquer finish that changes depending on lighting and the small sparkles catch your eyes much like soot/embers do in a dying fire. I can only imagine how this looks in lights on a stage. Equally important is the wide variety of tones this monster provides with the 60's neck spacing and the tone knobs for both pickups. The is bass definitely achieves a more beefy/thick tone than the standard NR. (I compared it with my own standard 2021 faded pelham blue NR.) For those that are inquisitive I have included a basic measurement of the standard NR pickup placement and the VOS placement. I tried to get pics that show the soot sparkle but it is hard to capture. I believe this may be the first time Gibson has used the VOS treatment/specification on a bass guitar.