Tort Guards, Let's See 'Em

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  1. LGOberean

    LGOberean Doctor of Teleocity

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    I'm contemplating something for a future tele, involving a tortoise shell pickguard. Without getting into too much detail (it's just a vague idea at this point), I want to see what a tort guard looks like on various teles.

    Of course, I could just Google it, but I'd rather see what my fellow TDPRIers have to show. So, any and all submissions are welcome: Esquires, Teles, Nashvilles; colors, from natural to all the colors of the rainbow; pickups, traditional 2 Tele pups, hot rod, Nashville, humbuckers, what have you.

    I'm just looking for visual ideas here, so...whacha got?
     
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    24 track Doctor of Teleocity

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    my only 2 tort guards

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    So what do you mean? brown tort, red tort, which tort?
     
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    Ok
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    I think Larry is looking for ideas so it doesnt really matter , I think he's looking for tort porn of any kind!
     
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    And again, @24 track got his picture backwards. :D

    I cannot imagine what "you lefties" must go through to get what you want.
     
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    LGOberean Doctor of Teleocity

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    Exactly right! :) I want to see a wide spectrum of tort guards, whatever the shade, with different body colors/finishes, and different configurations of pickups with different colors of covers, no covers...again, whatever.
     
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    I've shown this before, but just to remind you.....
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    BTW....I like this "reddish" tort, but the guitar I'm currently putting together will likely get a "browner" tort. I'll post pics if it ever gets finished! ;)
     
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    My avatar was a build I did that I drew inspiration from a Fender Select Lite Ash Tele. I personally love the look of Tort on white, especially trans white, with gold hardware.

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    Tort rules!
    MOTS drools!
     
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    LGOberean Doctor of Teleocity

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    When I was kicking it wide open it didn't even occur to me that I'd see some bass or "lefty" examples! Which is kinda weird/sad when you consider I'm a southpaw (but play righty). :oops: But that's cool, all are welcome.

    I must confess my mind immediately goes to a sunburst when I think tort guard. I don't know why that is, since my son's got a thinline tele with a tort guard on a natural cedar top. But he lives nearly 400 miles away, so it's been a while since I've seen it (that's my excuse, and I'm sticking to it). So, @24 track I was glad to see your tort with white offerings. What are those shades of white? On the left, Arctic? Polar? Olympic? And on the right, white blonde?
     
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    LGOberean Doctor of Teleocity

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    And different shapes of pickguards. That's another option I wasn't thinking of. Thanks!
     
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    I'm not a huge fan of torts, but here's one on black, and while not a Tele, a T style Sonic Blue Reverend. The tort is hideous to me on Sonic Blue and someday I'll replace it. IMG_20190928_141632.jpg 5c76e11b03ce797070898927_bs_CB_b_3-p-800.jpeg
     
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    LGOberean Doctor of Teleocity

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    Thanks for the reminder! I've seen your avatar pic countless times, and other times when you post pics in the body of your comments in various threads. That really stirs my imagination, and is apropos since what I'm contemplating is a Nashville style.
     
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    Yeah, I'm diggin' these examples of white with tort. I'm not sure about the gold hardware with that, but thanks!
     
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    Love this. I want the same one except a rosewood fingerboard.
     
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    LGOberean Doctor of Teleocity

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    :lol::lol::lol:

    Bill, yours is another avatar that I've seen countless times, but needed the reminder.
     
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    Here's my two torts....I like the brighter red that replaced the brown tort on the Jazzmaster, but still not sure about the one on the Strat that replaced the white one that came with it.

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    You want the tort? You can't handle the tort! :D

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    ...handle the tort....:)

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