The close up of the face shows the painted on pickguard. I have covered it with transparent pickguard material to make it functional. The tailpiece is a typical 60's Harmony model - I assume the guitar was made by Harmony or Kay. The action was pretty high when I received the guitar, so I have reset the neck. The back has a slight "quilted" figure, not uncommon in birch guitars. The peghead shows the USA Strad logo decal along with the distributors decal and a sticker proclaiming that it has a steel reinforced neck. Under the sound hole is a "Made in U.S.A." stamp. The tone of this guitar is not great, but like a lot of birch intruments it is quite loud.