Pickguard color opinions

Discussion in 'Finely Finished' started by AfroBill, Jun 22, 2019.

Mint green or black

  1. Mint green

  2. Black

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  1. AfroBill

    AfroBill TDPRI Member

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    Here’s a Partscaster I’m building. This will have a black ebony fretboard. Cast your vote.

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  2. Zepfan

    Zepfan Poster Extraordinaire

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    Neither. Parchment
     
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    E-miel TDPRI Member

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    I agree with @Zepfan, Parchment or a light cream color.
     
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    nojazzhere Poster Extraordinaire

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    Where do I click for tortoise shell? ....and take that vile whammy thing off, too!
    Not much help, am I? I like that subtle 'burst, though. :)
     
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  5. Zepfan

    Zepfan Poster Extraordinaire

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    I love Tort and Black, but that body is just too dark for either(at least in the pic). So Parchment or Cream provides the contrast. Pearloid might look good.

    I've never been a fan of Mint.
     
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    The white is too white and the black is too black. I'd vote tortoise.
     
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  7. RoyBGood

    RoyBGood Doctor of Teleocity

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    +1 for parchment. Mint green would look :eek: imho.
     
  8. SacDAve

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    I would lean to the white but something else would be better. I googled parchment PG that beats the white. What about Pearloid? something like that.
     
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  9. Matthias

    Matthias Friend of Leo's

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    3 ply black would work better, or perhaps a pearloid.
     
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  10. SecretSquirrel

    SecretSquirrel Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    Not black. Something light. (Or possibly tortoise.)
     
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    the black one is perfect.
     
  12. Chunkocaster

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    I would go a light cream on a dark body like that. It will end up looking like parchment.
     
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