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What color pickguard is this?

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by vintagepimpage, Apr 15, 2021.

  1. vintagepimpage

    vintagepimpage TDPRI Member

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    Saw this American Professional 2 at the local GC. Is the guard parchment, eggshell, something else?

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    I'm leaning towards that guard or a tortoise shell on my sandblasted tele.
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  2. radiocaster

    radiocaster Poster Extraordinaire

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    I would say cream but it could be parchment under slightly lower lighting conditions.
     
  3. GuitarsBuicks

    GuitarsBuicks Tele-Afflicted

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    Honestly I like it with the black. It makes the grain pop really well.

    But hey my opinion is only worth 2% of a dollar so take it or leave it
     
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  4. El Tele Lobo

    El Tele Lobo Poster Extraordinaire

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    I would say cream also. Love that color. Replaced the black guard on my Granville with one.
     
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  5. vintagepimpage

    vintagepimpage TDPRI Member

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    I'm assuming it's a Fender made guard. On their site for 8 hole guards the only colors close to it is parchment (which looks too white) and mint green. Could it be mint green? Maybe Fender doesn't sell that guard as a part.
     
  6. hamerfan

    hamerfan Tele-Meister

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    Never heard of the color 'eggshell'. I have seen white, parchment, ivory and cream.
    In your case I tend to cream.
     
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    Ivory, cream or parchment. Most likely cream though.
     
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    Sparky2 Friend of Leo's

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    For that particular model, Fender calls it a "3-Ply Aged White" pick guard.

    :)
     
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    I just found an old post of mine and I'll repost it here as I think it may help to illustrate all the different variations of white.

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    Re mint vs eggshell

    Here's my Fender MIJ Hybrid '60s Telecaster in Sonic Blue

    Mint (stock)

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    Eggshell

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    Re mint vs parchment

    And, if this is helpful, the difference between a Fender mint green pickguard and a Fender parchment pickguard on a Sherwood Green American Special Tele.

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    Re white vs parchment...

    My first Warmoth - a hardtail Strat in Lake Placid Blue with a white pickguard and white plastics...

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    My second Warmoth - a Tele in Lake Placid Blue with a parchment pickguard...

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    To me, pure white looks sort of 'cheap'. It's too stark and too bright and makes the guitar look like a budget Costco/Walmart guitar.
     
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    d barham Tele-Afflicted

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    I think the black guard on the sandblasted tele looks spiffy. Might try some black screws with it.
     
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  11. vintagepimpage

    vintagepimpage TDPRI Member

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    Sweet! Now the question is where can I snag one? I see third party aged white and cream pickguards, but nothing made by Fender.
     
  12. vintagepimpage

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    Those pix are helpful! I wasn't considering mint green, but seeing it on your guitars I'm digging it.
     
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    I don't think it's parchment. Parchment is almost exactly like the color of my '99 Am Std Strat's white pg after 20 years of normal aging -- just a touch off-white.
     
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  14. Greggorios

    Greggorios Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    I believe it's called "aged white" and is specific to the new American Professional II Tele's and Strats.
     
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  15. vintagepimpage

    vintagepimpage TDPRI Member

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    I think you're right. Does anybody know if there is a way to order this pickguard from Fender or do I need to look at third party guards? If one owned a Professional II tele and wanted ro replace the guard with the same Fender made part would they be out of luck?
     
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  16. Greggorios

    Greggorios Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    I've seen like/similar pickguards from 3rd party parts suppliers (some called vintage white) but when I did a quick search I didn't see anything from Fender themselves. Maybe just reach out to Fender and ask. It would seem logical they'd have replacement pickguards even on a new model like the Pro II. Good luck, man.
     
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