Best looking pick guard on black? Big T neck pickups?

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  1. joeybcdt

    joeybcdt Tele-Meister

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    I currently have my black amstd tele in a 3 pickup configuration. It has a tortoise pick guard which I really like. I'm going to swap out the mini buck in the bridge to a Big T, remove the middle pup and install a 4 way switch.

    What's your opinion of my intended setup?

    What pick guard looks best on black, tortoise or pearloid?

    Joey
     
  2. surfoverb

    surfoverb Doctor of Teleocity

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    gold sparkles!
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  3. jefrs

    jefrs Doctor of Teleocity

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    My black bass has a 3-ply bwb pickguard i.e. a white edge on a black guard.

    Problem with black on black is getting a match on the black colour, notoriously difficult.

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  4. EsquireOK

    EsquireOK Friend of Leo's

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    Single ply white or gold anodized aluminum.
     
  5. WhatDoIKnow

    WhatDoIKnow Tele-Meister

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    Matte/flat black. It would be different, but what do I know?
     
  6. xtrajerry

    xtrajerry Doctor of Teleocity

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    black on black.. have 2 like that..
     
  7. wired to go

    wired to go Tele-Meister

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    I had a black strat with a black pearl guard. looked awesome to me1
     
  8. src9000

    src9000 Poster Extraordinaire

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    While the gold sparkle is cool, and white is classic, I gotta say a 3 ply black/white/black is very sexy.
     
  9. Controller

    Controller Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    black / red /black, awesome!
     
  10. phoenixash

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    Yeah 1 ply black on black.
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  11. dsutton24

    dsutton24 Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Oh, it's gotta be black.

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  12. Digzzy

    Digzzy TDPRI Member

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    I would say Black on Black
     
  13. Bones

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    white
     

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  14. boris bubbanov

    boris bubbanov Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    Bones' Esquire looks great.

    Gold is an idea:

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    3 ply Tort with an ambered maple neck:

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  15. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    My favorite is "brown" tortoise shell.
    Red tort is not as classy looking, to me.
    White gets runner up.
     
  16. wshelley

    wshelley Tele-Holic

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    Some good suggestions in this thread. I have a tele with white pearloid, and a knockoff strat with a matte black 3 ply.

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  17. Ravie

    Ravie Tele-Holic

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    Nice to see another Tele with an LSR nut. Love mine.

    BWB on my Black Tele. I like it.
     
  18. Spaceboy

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    I use parchment on my black tele. But I've seen some b/w paisley pgs on here that look nice. Not sure where people get those
     
  19. Cuco

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    How 'bout carbon fibre.
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  20. OzShadow

    OzShadow Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    3 ply white. Parchment is ok but white really pops.
     
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