Comments: This was a first build for us. All the work was done by me and my 10 year old son. We had a ball working together on this project for the past couple of months and it was a lot of fun! The guitar is a gift for my brother. I used all of the kit components with the exception of the pick guard. We originally intended to bring out the grain and then do a bright red stain. However, there was an incident when the stain was drying and the body fell off the hook and the corner broke along the grain. It was repairable. However, we could not preserve the wood grain look anymore so after our repairs we went with the deep cherry red and the black pick guard. I am thrilled with the way she turned out! I am very happy with the build and the kit that was delivered. I will definitely do this again!