Made for us by a Korean factory that does quite a bit of work for Fender. I love gold anodized pickguards and Esquire guitars so man, I was stoked when my guy said they'd put these into production. Pale gold color and a brushed finish like on my '59 Precision Bass. This guard is not lacquered. Bonus! We include free pickguard screws, bridge pickup screws and springs, switch screws, and bridge plate mounting screws. Wow!