pickguard "design" trial

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  1. nick.s

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    the agony of choice
    which one do you like better?

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    I like the second one.
     
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    I like the first one. I'm going through the same dilemma but came up with six shapes to choose from. Will try paper cutouts soon.

    If it was my design, I wouldn't put a switch where the square is, since I'm a klutz and would hit it with my strumming hand. If that placement works for you, never mind. :)
     
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    2nd one for me.
     
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    I vote number 1.
     
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    Thanks, there will be no switch except for Cabronita-like from the back

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    It's gonna look great! Please keep us apprised of your progress!
     
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    Second one
     
  9. hopdybob

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    if, than number one, but why not in the body mount and no pickguard ore use transparent pickguard material?
     
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    I like the indented curve on the bass side of both but don't like the amoeba-looking protrusion on the treble side that goes half-heartedly towards the horn (#2). I think I would alter that one to take a graceful curve downwards from the treble side of the neck and then tangent to the edge of the guitar down low.

    I like the grain (it will be a beautiful guitar regardless), I'd probably go for a clear guard of some sort. I'm partial to the Cabronita style guard anyway.
     
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    Thanks, I could well use transparent material. Another decsion pending...
     
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    First one. That exposed tail of wood that results from the smaller second option looks lonely.
     
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    Thanks, the amoeba-looking protrusion (I had to google that one) comes from a thinline guard... I particularly like that part of it
     
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    #1, even there is no practical use to protect the lower horn from pick scratches that far out. It just looks more pleaseing to my eyes.
     
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    First one..
     
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    #1
     
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    I like the second one best of the two, but agree with the earlier poster that I'd rather have the original looking Nashville shape.

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