This is definitely not the first Epic 480 from my bench, but it's the first one in the new amber color. The amber color used to be plain, but the new finish has a golden sparkling effect that reminds me of an old Les Paul. The yellow color also reminds me of the old Scott fiberglass rods from the 70's. Both of these influences speak to me on a very personal level, and my first hesitation towards this new color changed quickly to pure delightment. The rod was appointed with nickel silver hardware, a rubber butt cap, Mildrum stripping guide and Snake Brand Originals. This rod will be shipped to England to its new owner.