Originally this ASAST was to be honey coloured but after I sprayed on the clear base coats of lacquer it became clear that the superb Canadian sitka (thank you Kevin!) and amazing Croatian maple didn't need any colouring at all. I sent a picture to the customer and he agreed. The customer did not want over decoration so the soundholes and headstock are unbound while the scratchplate is plain ebony. The ebony fingerboard is actually bound with ebony but you have to look closely to see this. The neck is laminated from flamed maple with veneer details. The metal hardware is chrome.So,here she is - a simple, elegant, natural blond. She will get admiring glances wherever she goes!