Nice sapphire metallic finish. I like in low lighting it looks nearly black and in bright light it’s a deep Pearl sapphire. Kinda matches my SS SE. I like the opaque finish. No worries about fading!! I’m undecided if I’ll change it over to black pickup rings. But damn does it play right. Feels amazing. PRS killed it with the 594 series. The Vela and 594 series have really impressed me the most with PRS offerings. Both incredible unique guitar lines and killer values in the S2 series.