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Opinions are like ... well everybody has them and I'm asking for yours

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by djh22, Apr 17, 2019.

  1. djh22

    djh22 Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    No offense intended with the thread title. I'm just vying for your attention and opinions.

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    I thoughts I had this build all figured out, but now I'm stuck on a pickguard.

    Help a fella out and let me know what you think would work best with this cedar body and a maple neck.

    Thanks
     
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  2. Mark the Moose

    Mark the Moose Tele-Afflicted

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    Everybody looks good in black, bet that Tele does too.
     
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  3. El Tele Lobo

    El Tele Lobo Poster Extraordinaire

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    I would go clear on that.
     
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  4. coloradojeff

    coloradojeff Tele-Holic

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    Agree with black... but a tortoise guard might really make it pop. The yellow in the Tortoise would really bring out that streak of yellow. Beautiful body!
     
  5. Milspec

    Milspec Poster Extraordinaire

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    Cedar...cool choice. If I may back you up a little before I suggest a guard, I would strongly suggest that you route a channel for the wiring between the neck pup and control assembly cavity. I had to go back and do that on my last build and I would not assemble one any other way again. Having said that, looking over at my cedar acoustic, I would suggest a turquoise.

    (edit: I meant tortoise shell like on my Seagull acoustics with cedar tops, just lost my mind there somewhere. I think that would and does look really good together)
     
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  6. DaveTone

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    Dark Brown Tort.

    Are opinion's like Artichokes?
     
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    JL_LI Friend of Leo's

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    White’s too bright, maybe parchment. But I really think 3 ply tortoise shell would look nice. You’d have to shop for the best color and pattern but I think darker would be better. The white center ply would set it off nicely from the redwood body. I wouldn’t tap screw holes until I picked my guard. I found a mismatch between the Fender pick guard I removed and the Fender replacement when I changed my pick guard with the pickups on my avatar Telecaster.
     
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  8. RoscoeElegante

    RoscoeElegante Friend of Leo's

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    Just seal her and go. Why cover all that lovely (color) tone? She's boo'ful as-is. Fine job!
     
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    8barlouie Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    The first thing that entered my mind was that it’s asking for a tooled leather pickguard.
     
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    Gotta go with the Tortoise votes.....it's ALWAYS a good choice.
     
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    VWAmTele Friend of Leo's

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    Black.
     
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    Tort or none!
     
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    Black
     
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    i think a maroon or some such dark red would fit well.
     
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    JustABluesGuy Friend of Leo's

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    Black if you insist on a pick guard, but naked is nice too...
     
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    mint green granite fleck, like this
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    An ordinary pickguard is just going to take away from the beautiful finish. Either nothing, or some kind of metal one but not shiny. Or these guys, Logan Design.
     
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    Copper or black.
     
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    Black or brushed stainless.
     
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