I told hubby all your wonderful comments. He is indeed very proud of it. Unfortunately the way the light was shining on the guitar when he took the pictures takes away from the actual true finished look.
This was the third guitar he has now completely made from design to build. I think I'm going to need quite a hobby when I retire because he'll be busy building guitars and knowing how fussy and what a perfectionist he is, he will take many hours on each guitar. But, I suppose it's better than having him sitting in a bar drinking.