The SmartLIGHT 31 Series Gold model is very much like the 31 Series Silver model expect it came with 2 humbuckers, birdseye maple top, gold hardware and no pickguard. It also has the FretLight system. Guitars with the FretLight system have LEDs embedded at each fretting position for each string. When connected to the Fretlight PLUS box this allows the fingering for chords, scales to light up on the fingerboard. By connecting to a computer with the SmartPORT 2- PC connection you could also jam along with MIDI tracks and interactive lessons.