Made for us by a Korean factory that does quite a bit of work for Fender. In fact, everything lines up nicely when you put this one on top of a Genuine Fender USA pickguard. Deep gold color and a brushed finish like on my '59 Precision Bass. This guard is not lacquered. Also please note that the two pot holes and the input jack hole will need to opened up a little bit to accept USA inch sized pots (e.g. CTS) and a Switchcraft jack. This job is easily accomplished with a tapered reamer or a fine round file. I measured .046" thickness. Bonus! We include free pickguard, switch and rhythm circuit bracket screws!