Gee, that Oly White Strat looks like what I am trying to build....nice! Yes, I was hoping to find an exact color match between the guitar paint and the pickguard. I can get close with "some" of the Parchment color guards out there, and have now ordered a genuine Fender version of that. But I've also adopted a more "extreme" approach that uses some rather unique pickguard themes/colors. Some are quite cool! I guess that since it's a Partscaster, I can get really crazy if I want to (lol). A new question that I have involves the fit between the body and the neck. My parts fit together very nicely, but there is a very slight amount of clearance between the sides of the neck to body fit. Should this be a tight fit or is a small clearance OK (easier to assemble) and will the neck screws secure the neck in place so it cannot move however slightly? Some folks talk about shimming the neck....is that something I should think about? And by the way, very close examination of this neck has really impressed me...it is a nice piece of work. I am quite sure that I will use it as is without any further finishing. It looks nearly flawless, the rosewood is beautiful, and the frets are great and perfectly level! Whew! However, is there a treatment for the rosewood fretboard and the finished, exposed maple neck areas that I should apply before it actually goes into use?