I am afraid that the pictures don’t show, but this was actually black with gold metallic particles mixed into it. From a distance it looks black. From nearby is looks like black metallic.
Normally black metallics look grey-ish, because the metallics in it are silver. However with gold metallic particles it looks like real black still. A great way to get a black metallic finish. Too bad the pics don’t show.
There were lots of special details with this bass. Black pearled inlays (with customer initials), Birdseye neck, Bassmute, custom paint and gold hardware. But the vision of the customer proved right, it turned out a stunning bass.