THREE SLIDE PICS! The Fender Company has a method of installing the truss rod and covering it up on the back of the neck with a piece of walnut called a Skunk Stripe. I believe I'm the first one to introduce this new concept of inlaying a complex nautical flag strip inlay as the Skunk Stripe. I also dyed the neck a dirty amber orange color to give it an old ship type look. My next Skunk Stripe design will be in abalone sea shell. I made this neck for Bruce Springsteen. Check out the new design!