Jazzmaster Pickguard -- which one tickles your fancy?

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  1. WilburBufferson

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    For fun, which one looks best to.... YOU?

    #1 Stock brown tort:
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    #2 Red pearl:
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    #3 Gold anodized:
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  2. backporchmusic

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    Stock tort. Or mint.
     
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    Stock by far.
     
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    No. 1
    But since this is the original and you are looking for a replacement, I guess this is not the answer you are waiting for
     
  5. WilburBufferson

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    I did try mint, but it looked wrong :(
     
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    It looks butterscotch. Black or white guard?
     
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    To me it's a tie between #2 and #3.
     
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    Stock.
     
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    I have that model of Jazzmaster, and I'm going with gold anodized or lacquered brown Bakelite. There is an off chance I might go with a dark brown tort, but it would be the stuff from Spitfire.

    The red tort looks terrible IMO.
     
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    I prefer #1 the Stock Brown Tort. My 1966 Jazzmaster came with the more Reddish pickguard like #2, I've since replaced it with a Brown tort.
     
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    Stock.
     
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    High contrast is the conventional wisdom for pick guards and it almost never fails to look good, but that gold on blond looks really cool to me
     
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    Indeed you are correct. I like all three. I don't dislike the brown, but I think mine is just a "boring" example -- it looks really fake/plastic up close. I need a bit more drama in my tort. But not enough to shell out big $$$ for a spitfire guard, pun intended.
     
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    With BSB, I'd tend towards black or white. However, the neck is fancier than most Fender necks and so I am not liking black or white.

    The brown tort matches the fretboard, which kinda ties it all together; that's my fav. Does the gold actually match the tone of the finish as well in person as it does in the pic? Interesting. I wonder how a white MOP looking guard (matching the block inlays) would look -- might get you a white-guard vibe that is a little fancier to match the neck.
     
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    Love those aluminium gold guards, but not on that colour body. #1 by a landslide IMO.
     
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    I like the red pearl!
     
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    #1 looks surprisingly good with that yellow.
    #2 YUCK!
    #3 is very classy.

    Not sure which, but maybe lean 1% to #3
     
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    I'd go tort. With that color, I'd actually go plain white and maybe take the shine off with some steel wool.
     
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    #1 looks best. I'd be tempted to get something to match the inlays but that's just me.
     
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