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Is there a site that shows Fender body/pickguard color combos?

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by skydog6653, Sep 10, 2020.

  1. skydog6653

    skydog6653 Tele-Meister

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    I'm going to be having a Tele built and am still undecided on colors. I've pretty much narrowed down the body color to 3-4, all with a rosewood board. If it allows binding to be shown, that's even better! I know the pick guard is easily changed, but once I have this built, that's how it will stay.
     
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    There’s a spot on the fender website called the mod shop where you can do that
     
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    skydog6653 Tele-Meister

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    yes; see above
     
  6. skydog6653

    skydog6653 Tele-Meister

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    Yeah…thanks
     
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    SixStringSlinger Friend of Leo's

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    I've also had luck just Googling for images of what I'm thinking of. You can get an idea of what slight variations in a finish can look like, as well as the effect of different lighting.
     
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    Love that mod shop. About as much fun as I’m legally and financially allowed to have is designing guitars on there so long as I don’t accidentally click BUY.
     
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    An old rule of thumb I go by is this. If the guitar has highly figured wood grain like quilted maple, flame maple, burl or other pattern, I go with a solid color pickguard.

    Putting a mother of pearl pickguard on a flamey maple guitar is like wearing a striped shirt with plaid pants. Believe it or not, some people actually do it. Keep it classy!
     
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    There are the Kisekae builders, you need Flash Player installed.

    Also, there was some UK site that makes custom pickguards, it had lots of options and I think guitars too. Haven't looked at it in a while.
     
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    I think the real secret is starting with the pickguard color. EX: Google image search "Telecaster with tortoise shell" then scroll till you find something that works.
     
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