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Pickguard on my Tele

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by ElColo, Mar 8, 2021.

Which pickguard color should i go with?

  1. White Pearloid

    13 vote(s)
    32.5%
  2. Black

    5 vote(s)
    12.5%
  3. Tortoise Shell

    6 vote(s)
    15.0%
  4. Gold

    1 vote(s)
    2.5%
  5. Leave it

    15 vote(s)
    37.5%
  1. ElColo

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    So i own a 2019 burgundy mist metallic player series telecaster and wanted to change the pickguard off for either a black, white pearloid or tortoise shell, what do you think?

    Ps: the other guitar is my brother's strat
     

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  2. Danb541

    Danb541 Friend of Leo's

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    anodized gold
     
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  3. blowtorch

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    I'd put something some shade of pink on that
    Maybe coral or salmon
    pink anodized alum would look the bizness, too
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    yeah, pink, but I'd go paler.
     
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  5. Mr. Lumbergh

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    On that color I'd just keep the white.
     
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  6. Tele-friend

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    Either white or sth like this:
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  7. Killing Floor

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    This is really a no brainer.

    edit to say it’s DAndrea so you know the screw holes are correct.
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  8. ElColo

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    WOW where can i buy those in europe? They appear to be out on thomann
     
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  9. _MementoMori_

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    Tortoise, but not the tortoise you see almost everywhere that doesn't look like tortoise at all. Warmoth has a "Yellow Tortoise" that is incredible and looks more like real tortoise shell.
     
  10. Killing Floor

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    Not sure. I know they are easy to get from many Reverb vendors. D'Andrea makes pickguards OEM for many brands so they have really good quality. Good luck. I recently bought a sparkle black for my Olympic white Tele. Since they can be shipped in a flat envelope I would assume you could find someone who would ship to you.
     
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    Blowtorch FTW. Great choice.
     
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    Because I did not take the time to realize you are in Lisbon (because I am lazy and inattentive) I will make it up to you. Here is the distributor page from D'Andrea. They list Thomann. I do not see a supplier in Portugal but perhaps there is a shop who could order one? They are not very expensive.

    https://dandreausa.com/distributors/
     
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    Black would be too dark. Tortoise shell would clash. I really don't like gold, but in this case it may work. I've never kept a pearloid guard on any guitar for more than a few weeks.

    I would probably just keep it as-is.
     
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  14. Bruxist

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    I think a mint green guard would look good.
     
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  15. ElColo

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    Thanks mate!
     
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  16. ElColo

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    Really? Never gave mint pickguards much thought
     
  17. ElColo

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    Is that the dark red tortoise shell?
     
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  18. ElColo

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    Nice honest reply hahaha thanks
     
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    Pink anodized alum. ;)
     
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  20. Old Deaf Roadie

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    I think it looks fine as it is, but if changing it out is a must-have, then I would choose red tortoise, maybe black pearl.
     
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