To compensate the lack of a matching headstock (that I like so much) I stained the backside of the headstock. First layer of Tru-Oil on the neck ... Seven coats of TO (I believe) on the body now. It's really hard to end up with a clean coat ... also I'm afraid to level through the coats on the top ... for now the top ain't as smooth as I'd want it to be. Original I thought I'd leave this guitar natural so black hardware would have been my choice ... decided to buy another chrome bridge so it matches the tuners, controls and the blue better.