This is the first guitar I have built with a pickguard. I had this body ready to be routed when it was damaged. The damaged area could be covered by a pickguard. I thought I would try a lighter carve than I normally use and see if it would work. I had an unused Bill and Becky Lawrence bridge pickup and I ordered a Duncan neck pickup and will be using those with normal wiring. I will be doing a tobacco burst finish using Simtec 2k top coat. I just finished the sealer/grain filler. 2 coats of Solarez grain filler. It took one hour total for the sealer/filler. This is my normal carve. This is a light carve to be used with the pickguard.