I have mixed emotions when it comes to gold hardware, but I fell in love with a Custom Shop made with Black Ebony on the body and it looked stellar with the gold hardware. At close to $5000 it put a lump in my throat but I showed no hesitance, pulling the trigger like a pre-Republican Clint Eastwood. My question is this... is there anything I can do to maintain the gold. It is really, really gold. We all, well, most of us maintain the fret board and the wood, but there is not much said about the hardware. Recommendations? I will upload a photo very soon. Promise. Thanks in advance.