Here is my second steel string of the year.  I completed it about a week ago before heading off to the Guitar foundation of America convention. Making the pickguard material is a fun project and I was trying to match the faux tortoise buttons on the Waverly machines. The picture is of my second attempt which was pretty close.   The first pickguard I made turned out way too dark.    The flamed mahogany is really amazing and I was really happy with how it turned out as I'm really getting the hang of the switch from nitrocellulose lacquer to a water based finish for some of my instruments.