Thank you for the nice words Helmut but YOU ARE THE MAN! The guitar is a knock-out stunner, hands down. IMHO Patriotic themes are difficult to pull of cleanly with class and style without going overboard. You did it. I'm still BLOWN AWAY that you made that bridge. Holding each tiny part in my hands I was so impressed with your craftsmanship while I was plating it. I tried to imagine how it went together and what it would look like assembled. All the while marveling at how a man would build all these little pieces in a one-off fashion. (and praying that everything went well with the plating, total rookie first time on skates fashion) Now to the body. The level of detail with all the holes countersunk and all the routing being so so nice and tidy was inspiring. Your prep work was 100% professional & top notch at that. You made it very easy to spray a nice finish. Thank you. It was my most sincere pleasure to be a part of this project. Thank you for letting me in on this one! NOW ROCK ON BROTHER!!!!!!! Happy Birthday 'Murica!!!!!!