I wish I could say I made this...but I'd be a dirty rotten liar. My buddy Chuck makes them...all by hand, hand traced from original pickguards. No CNC machines. Just hand tools and some small power tools. This particular one is made out of African Mahogany. He's done a few for Teles, basses, and other stuff, out of the Mahogany and also Black Walnut. He obviously would love to get a hold of some flamed maple, and birdseye maple as well. Yes the pickup switch slot is a bit crooked. Hence, the handmade part. The finish is a Tung Oil I've been applying for the last week. you have no idea how hard it is to lick one of these things evenly. What say ye? I might add that the upper part looks darker in the pix for some reason...in reality, it is not this way. Maybe it's my flash or something...but that darker upper bout is really the same as the rest of it.