Here’s the latest progress on the headstock. After trying to keep the carved out section of the headstock a natural wood color, it was decided it didn’t look very good. My friend and I both agreed that it did not have the desired effect we thought it would. So now the entire face of the headstock is painted. The sides and back will be kept the natural wood with a satin clear on the back of the neck and glossy clear on the back of the headstock.