That snake head is dead cool - I'll be shooting to stain to that sort of colour. I was really close to going for gold hardware, but you need the gold frets to match and I wanted stainless. I reckon all nickel hardware and a bakelite pickguard. I'll lightly age the nickel with some vinegar just to take the shine back a bit.
The neck has some nice flame, that'll be bling enough for me!