my white guard on my 63 custom shop just seemed too boring. I wanted the guitar to stand out. especially since it's phenomenal tonally, probably the best guitar I've ever played. So I wanted to dress it up a little bit. Several emails with PearlVibe in Germany, to match the Sherwood green, here's what we came up with Paua Green Abalone custom pickguard. I absolutely think it's perfect. It's so alive, every change in the angle of light it's literally come to life. 3 different angles 3 different light sources. Camera Flash Golds and browns to match the binding and rosewood I know it's not everyone's cup of tea but I'm overjoyed.