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Should I change my pick guard?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by DeepDangler, Jan 1, 2021.

Color?

  1. Current white guard

    45.7%
  2. Black

    35.8%
  3. Tortoise

    14.8%
  4. Acrylic

    3.7%
  1. DeepDangler

    DeepDangler Tele-Meister

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    CD519784-963F-48A6-AFA0-25048E8130A4.jpeg I’ve been considering a new pick guard for a long time. I’ve wanted a black pick guard but the celluloid has grown on me over the years. I also considered tortoise maroon and a clear acrylic guard. Thoughts?
     
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  2. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Tort would be nice, but it has to be 'real' fake tort and a certain color and swirl pattern. Better off with black, IMHO.
     
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    I'd go with cream
     
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    To me, anything with a pattern is/would be busy looking against the wood grain.

    So, no tortoise.

    Black will make the wood grain pop.
     
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    I say a white/black/white would look good. A single ply white is too stark

    Black offers no contrast to offset the grain

    Tortoise would off too much business

    Acrylic would show off the grain if the finish under the guard isn’t different from the rest of the finish
     
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    No help here. I can't decide what to put on my blond.
     
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    Good looking guitar with white celluloid pickguard. I like your guitar the way it is now.

    Tort or black will make your guitar awful dark. You must appreciate that and like that look with the maple neck.
     
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    I vote for Black - all my guitars get a black scratch plate.

    that said, cream is also an option
     
  10. Jakedog

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    I vote for anything that’s not Pearloid.
     
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    Me, I'd def go with tort.
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    blue metalflake Doctor of Teleocity

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    I’d go with black, maybe BWB just to set it off.
     
  13. wevard

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    I also voted for leaving it alone.
     
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    Go Black and never go back.
    Next question should be single ply or 3 ply ?????
     
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    That looks great! Anyone know what color Acrylic is? clear?
     
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    P Thought Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    I'd leave the pickguard alone, but if you're itching to modify something on that guitar, you might flip the controls. . . .
     
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    Tort, sir!
     
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  20. strat a various

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    Hey, brother.
    Go with aged white/off-white/cream ... one of those.
     
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