I know a lot of people are not crazy about the gold hardware on this guitar. But, putting that aside, doesn't it look odd with a black tremolo arm? I think it would look better with a gold arm to match. I know the gold tends to wear off although I haven't had this problem and the one I have gets played a lot (I do wipe it down after rehearsals or gigs). It took me a while to get used to the gold hardware, and although somewhat tacky to some it does look classy too.