1. Win a Broadcaster or one of 3 Teles! The annual Supporting Member Giveaway is on. To enter Click Here. To see all the prizes and full details Click Here. To view the thread about the giveaway Click Here.

Pickguard, yes or no?

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by gpasq, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. oramac7891

    oramac7891 Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    41
    Posts:
    3,276
    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2009
    Location:
    Texas
    With
     
  2. Dwills94

    Dwills94 Tele-Meister

    Posts:
    385
    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2011
    Location:
    Troy, Ohio
    YES, that pg is classy
     
  3. jondanger

    jondanger Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Posts:
    6,130
    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2011
    Location:
    Charm City, MD
    It's not a pickguard, it's a necktie.
     
  4. jbmando

    jbmando Poster Extraordinaire

    Posts:
    5,876
    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2009
    Location:
    Plymouth Meeting, PA
    With. That "bound" tort looks cool as heck.
     
  5. vibrasonic

    vibrasonic Tele-Afflicted

    Posts:
    1,495
    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2011
    Location:
    sault ste marie canada
    +1 for the PG, it looks way better with.
     
  6. thinling

    thinling Tele-Meister

    Posts:
    404
    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2012
    Location:
    New York
    Well I took mine off, but I think that one looks good...
     
  7. paratus

    paratus Friend of Leo's

    Posts:
    2,654
    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2010
    Location:
    Michigan
    On 335s yes.

    On Lesters no.
     
  8. scrumley

    scrumley Tele-Meister

    Posts:
    345
    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2011
    Location:
    Portland, OR
    Pickguard, all the way.
     
  9. Count

    Count Friend of Leo's

    Posts:
    3,174
    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2009
    Location:
    Tenterfield, Australia
    Standing vertically the 335 looks better without the pickguard, held horizontally it looks a bit better with, all to do with visual balance. Some guitars look best with out a pickguard some better with. My personal view is that most Gibson types (335, Les pauls etc) look best without because the pickguard looks like an afterthought, not an integral part of the initial design.
     
  10. itsGreg

    itsGreg Tele-Holic

    Posts:
    820
    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2011
    Location:
    Glasgow, Scotland
    Nice guitar! Looks better with the pickguard on in my opinion.
     
  11. Mike Simpson

    Mike Simpson Doctor of Teleocity

    Posts:
    12,946
    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2006
    Location:
    Gilbert, AZ (PHX)
    It looks wrong without a pickguard... I have a 1962 ES335, no way would I remove the pickguard.
     
  12. jkingma

    jkingma Super Moderator Staff Member

    Posts:
    12,721
    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2006
    Location:
    45°54'36.6"N 79°59'11.5"W
    Admin Post
    Keep it on. Looks great.
     
  13. Guran

    Guran Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Posts:
    3,544
    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2007
    Location:
    Sweden
    Keep it on!
     
  14. Ricky D.

    Ricky D. Doctor of Teleocity

    Age:
    70
    Posts:
    11,143
    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2006
    Location:
    Marion, VA
    Pickguard on. Looks good, protects the finish, what's not to like?
     
  15. djalt

    djalt Tele-Holic

    Posts:
    997
    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2010
    Location:
    canada
    What would Stevie do?



    thumbStevie Ray Vaughan - Soul to Soul-front.jpg

    :)
     
  16. pondcaster

    pondcaster Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    56
    Posts:
    5,340
    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2010
    Location:
    Tryon, NC
    If you actually think it would "guard" the finish from picking or whatever, maybe?

    FWIW, I've always removed the PGs from any 335 type or LP I've ever owned. Except my most recent Epi '59 Burst. That old creme PG looks too much like Pagey's to take off for now..?
     
  17. Tonetele

    Tonetele Poster Extraordinaire

    Posts:
    8,635
    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2009
    Location:
    South Australia
    I'd relic it like Lennon did to his Epi!! No guard.
     
  18. H. Mac

    H. Mac Friend of Leo's

    Posts:
    2,600
    Joined:
    May 26, 2012
    Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
    My approach is not to make a permanent decision. Sometimes the guard is on, sometimes it's off.
     
  19. gpasq

    gpasq Friend of Leo's

    Posts:
    2,692
    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2011
    Location:
    Littleton, CO
    On it shall be! I'm home today, I'll do it later this afternoon.
     
  20. misterbluesman

    misterbluesman Tele-Holic

    Posts:
    764
    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2012
    Location:
    South Carolina
    I gotta say off for me. What a beaut!!
     
IMPORTANT: Treat everyone here with respect, no matter how difficult!
No sex, drug, political, religion or hate discussion permitted here.