Made for us by a Korean factory that does quite a bit of work for Fender. If you put this gold guard on top of a Fender American Series pickguard everything lines up very nicely. If you want to use this gold guard on a '57 or '60s style guard you will need to drill some additional pickguard screw holes. Deep gold color and a brushed finish like on my '59 Precision Bass. This guard is not lacquered. Bonus! We include free pickguard, pickup and switch screws!