Holographic finish! Basically the face of the guitar changes colors depending on the angle from which you view it.
Rumor has it that Chris Martin was inspired to use this prismatic finish on a limited number of guitars way back in 1998, when he was at a stock car race.
This coating "resembles some of the exotic metal-like color effects found on some insects throughout the world." We believe this color is called CHAMELEON SAPPHIRE
The interior of the custom case also has this incredible cool, iridescent trait
Maple back & sides
This guitar is #28 of only 55 guitars built from 1998-2001
Ebony fretboard with abalone, custom hexagon fret markers
C.F.Martin IV signature inlay at the 20th fret
Interior wood block with SN 654224
Active pickup, no onboard controls
Gold leaf C.F.Martin script headstock logo
Black nut & saddle
Ebony bridge with abalone wing inlays
Rest assured, the entire guitar has a stellar gloss finish, but at certain angles the photos look pretty rough. It's the nature of the paint job. The guitar is in near mint condition and we shot some pictures, multiple times, to show how the color of the guitar changes.