Over the years it seems as if the colors of the fretboard have darkened to a nice honey color. These aren't easy to find. I don't think you can get a better Van Halen inspired guitar for the price. The Sterling AX40 Electric Guitar has a bound basswood body with a beautiful quilted maple top and a bolt-on maple neck with 22 medium-jumbo frets. A unique asymmetrical neck carve offers the comfort of a fast playing neck, yet enough mass to yield good tone.Music Man 4+2 headstock, Sterling A5 Zebra humbucking pickups, and chrome tuners. Note The tremolo has been changed from the Sterling branded model to a Floyd Rose. The item "Sterling AX40 6-string Solidbody Electric Guitar with Gigbag Transparent Gold" is in sale since Wednesday, July 22, 2020. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Electric Guitars". The seller is "tshane1984" and is located in Kendall, Wisconsin. This item can be shipped to United States.