Hmm.. gas cured? Not yet This thing is freakin sweet!!! Been wanting one FOREVER and just had the opporotunity to jump on one..... and I took it! Yes, its gold, get over it. Actually looks amazing in person, tough to photograph though. I took these pics with all the lights out in a dark room and this is how it came out. Looks like the finish is blemished on top but thats actually a reflection of my ceiling This is the first pic I tried with the flash, looks kinda neat.. not how the bass actually looks though.