This is a hard tail electric guitar made for my oldest son....my 2nd guitar, and 2nd completed project of the year. The front is curly maple with green dye, the body is ash painted black. The finish is lacquer. Those interested in details of the build can find more info here. Completion time was about a month...roughly 70 hours. There are still a few adjustments to be made, and I need to fit cover for the jack, but it's working well so far.