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Factory stickers. Here's why.

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by G.Rotten, May 14, 2019.

  1. G.Rotten

    G.Rotten Tele-Afflicted

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    Well......I didn't specifically get it for $200 less than average because of the pickguard. I also didn't use the Pickguard to barter a better deal.

    However, the seller listed it as a Mexican Strat at a price that would be on the lower side for an MIM Standard (well below average market price for this Custom Shop Greg Fessler designed model) & even though I didn't rush into buying it, it was still available once I decided to pull the trigger. For the amount of time I took deciding, it should have been gone.

    Those who took it for no better than an MIM Standard likely passed it by because the Pickguard was unappealing & represented possible work.

    So, for the price of a cheap well used MIM Standard I have a CS Designed "Mexican model" with factory US bridge & US Custom 69 pickups (Some speculate it's a US body as well because of the tooling holes). The PG I'm putting on was $14 off Amazon including matching back plate.
     
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  2. Blue Bill

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    I always clear off any stickers, but I gotta say, I would leave that pickguard on. I think it looks cool, gives the guitar some character. Nice axe, BTW.
     
  3. G.Rotten

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    Thank you. I may leave it on. It depends on whether or not I actually bond with this guitar. I was curious about the 12 inch radius & whether or not I would like it better than my 60's reissue with the 7.25.

    What I might do is swap the Pickguard out & leave the old one in a sunny place (somewhat protecting the already tanned area). I like the sun tanned look. The new guard is a cream 3 ply & not too far off of the current one.
     
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    NOS

    New Old Sticker
     
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    My favorite stickers are the image of a trash bin with a “NO” circle around it. I usually find them on the back of headstock on Asian guitars . Is it a factory QC mark? If so I’d love to see the axes that don’t clear the bar of Garbage/ Not Garbage...
     
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    The EU and some other countries require that things containing recyclable electronics be marked with a "don't throw it out" symbol.
     
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  7. Piggy Stu

    Piggy Stu Friend of Leo's

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    I have one of these things on the back of a used epi I bought. I think it has been superglued on. Tactical nuclear strike couldn't remove it

    I would actually leave the pickguard on the OP, as a kind of amusing relic effect. It reminds me of a roast chicken I saw that had a tin foil bikini on it during roasting. I might try to find the jpeg
     
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    Piggy Stu Friend of Leo's

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    You were warned

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  10. G.Rotten

    G.Rotten Tele-Afflicted

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    I wonder what material (specifically) this pickguard is made from. I have a Fender 3 ply mint green Pickguard that is definitely older than this one & it hasn't aged nearly as much. Being as this guitar was "Custom Shop Designed" they likely chose the material based on its aging properties.
     
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