The Royal Blue finish has some many different shades depending on the light. Using Gruv Gear Fretwraps on all my guitars after Freds recommendation. I got this second hand a while ago but never made a NGD for it. The specs are Royal Blue Finish, Basswood Body, 5-piece Maple/Wenge neck, rosewood fretboard, Edge Pro 7 tremolo. Amazing guitar. The neck is really smooth and comfortably thin. Typical Japanese Ibby craftsmanship/built quality. Im not overly fond of the basswood body but I can see how its popular with shredders like Vai/Petrucci etc). Id really recommend grabbing a second hand one of these and installing some new pickups. Currently in standard tuning strung with 9.5s it shreds!!!! There are a lot of pickup options that compliment basswood so I was spoilt for choice. I ended up going with a set of Bare Knuckle Miracle Mans since they are a lot easier to get than white dimarzios in Europe. They work really well in basswood ibbys. Really tight for riffing and rounded highs for soloing on the bridge. The neck has a very smooth/buttery feel but it took me a while of adjusting their heights to find the right sweet spot. They are very unforgiving though. Im not sure but it might be down to the high output. I find I have to concentrate a lot more when playing since any bad technique/sloppy playing is evident. I recorded a video with my Axe-Fx. Enjoy!!