this paint is a little darker than LPB, i don't know why this isn't a more common guitar color. the neck is going to stay black, if only because i've already spent $20 on paint, and i have to clear coat it. i can't imagine what that pickguard might look like either... a cobra? i do love vintage race cars, but i think i'm going to steer clear of the obvious racing tie-ins. i think i already have a crazy pickguard design i'm happy with. in single ply black, i don't think i can get away with a white PG with black binding and a black pickup. i should have planned this out a little better. i didn't really have a plan at all, i just wanted to try a bunch of new stuff i have been thinking about.