Tele build - black or tortoise?

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by The Dali, Aug 23, 2009.

What kind of pickguard for my Tele project?

  1. Black

    16 vote(s)
    47.1%
  2. Tortoise

    15 vote(s)
    44.1%
  3. White

    1 vote(s)
    2.9%
  4. Other

    2 vote(s)
    5.9%
  1. The Dali

    The Dali TDPRI Member

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    What do you think?

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  2. fishtownmike

    fishtownmike Tele-Meister

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    I prefer a tortoise color over basic black or white. If you go black go with a pearloid.
     
  3. silentactors

    silentactors Tele-Meister

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    I like the plain black best.
     
  4. The Dali

    The Dali TDPRI Member

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    Thanks for the results so far... black is currently winning. I'll be putting in an order for the guard this week.
     
  5. Mr.Reed

    Mr.Reed Tele-Afflicted

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    I have a Mary Kay White Jazzmaster, looks beautiful with a tort guard on it... I would go with the tort guard for any light colors, or black. haha
     
  6. Brendo

    Brendo Tele-Holic

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    Black. Tortoise shell is a claytons guard, the guard you use when you haven't got a proper guard.
     
  7. The Dali

    The Dali TDPRI Member

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    Yeah - that is an online rep of what the guitar should look like.

    Here is a photo of the actual body:

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    and the actual neck:


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  8. boris bubbanov

    boris bubbanov Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    Parchment, the way Bill Callaham does them, for a White Blonde or Mary Kay guitar. I use black for the Yellow Blonde or Natural Guitars, and "white" for white family colors.

    Dali, there's some blemish in the middle of your Esquire pickguard. It almost looks like a pickup, but I know that can't be right. :^)
     
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