Originally Posted by rangercaster
Fender transitioned to a white guard in '53-'54 ... if it was ok with Leo, than it's ok for all !!!
If this image is accurate/neutral as to hue (I think it is) this is swamp ash (look at the delicate grain) covered in a blonde that is at or near the intersection where yellow and white blonde colors meet. Or maybe just to the white blonde side. I think this guitar looks great with this pickguard but it would also look good with a black one. IF your T body color is more yellow than this, I'd go black. If your T body color is like this or whiter than this, I'd say, go parchment.
Btw, guys, what year is the body above supposed to be? Not 53-54, I don't think.