It sounds amazing, I have a set of vinehams in it .Beautiful Lester you have! I've been blessed to have a nice handful of LP's over the years....some I left P/G on. Some not.
As far as your guitar goes, I think it looks awesome ether way. If I HAD to choose, I'd opt for the pickguard as that cream color works so well with cherry ish finish.
How does it sound/play???