The white things are spats. No one can tell me where to get a proper tortoise pickguard material. Photo pattern with no depth is just sad.
I don't understand. If you want actual turtle shell, yes, that is problematic. If you want a plastic 'tortoiseshell' pattern pickguard, they are easily found. I'd go to ebay and search "telecaster tortoise pickguard" without the quotes. A similar search on amazon would work. Or you could go to warmoth and use their site.
I have no idea what you mean with the "photo pattern with no depth" comment.