To Pickguard Or Not To Pickguard?

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Re: To Pickguard Or Not To Pickguard?

Postby Cynical » Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:35 am

I say go without. I really like that upper line on that teardrop burst, and a pickguard would cover that up.

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Re: To Pickguard Or Not To Pickguard?

Postby Brock » Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:49 am

Doctor Turn wrote:So I've gotten lots of general opinions on the practice of putting pick guards onto guitars that don't have it, but none specific to my guitar, which was more my question: do you think this guitar would look better with or without a black LP Custom style pickguard?

I think the confusion of the opening picture (which guitar was the subject) diluted my question. Specifically this guitar, with it's black back ("darkback") and black hardware, w the honeyesque brownish traditional burst:


For your specific guitar, I'd say no pickguard. Reason why - because of the black pickup rings and volume/tone knobs. I'm not much of a fan of black accessories. If it were cream rings and amber knobs I'd say add a pickguard.

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Re: To Pickguard Or Not To Pickguard?

Postby Casual Madman » Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:27 pm

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Re: To Pickguard Or Not To Pickguard?

Postby spudmunkey » Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:35 pm

Brock wrote:For your specific guitar, I'd say no pickguard. [...] If it were cream rings and amber knobs I'd say add a pickguard.


My thought, too.

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Re: To Pickguard Or Not To Pickguard?

Postby Doctor Turn » Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:57 am

Hmm... One might almost think a pattern is beginning to take shape here. :think:

On the black to white hardware thing, I'd be inclined to agree if it had a natural or even rhyming dark burst color finish on the back, like the production run plain top I linked in with the little picture.

But dark backs are unique against a burst front, and for me that's when the black hardware really looks great for me. You've lost that traditional 58-60 burst look w the white materials.
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Re: To Pickguard Or Not To Pickguard?

Postby ElfDude » Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:32 am

Cynical wrote:I say go without. I really like that upper line on that teardrop burst, and a pickguard would cover that up.


Ditto
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Re: To Pickguard Or Not To Pickguard?

Postby Doctor Turn » Wed May 09, 2018 9:11 am

Decided for the time being to keep it the way it is.. I have other fish to fry.
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