Which Color Pickguard?

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  1. tele12

    tele12 Friend of Leo's

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    1.White
    2.Gold Anodized
    3.Black



    4.Tort











    5.Pearloid
     
  2. Mr Scallywag

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    The Nashville is with a RW fretboard, so you can go either way; but with maple like yours on a red body, you need light, otherwise it cuts the guitar in half.
     
  3. Tel E Twister

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    Maybe just get a bunch, and change them out every couple of weeks.
    They're not that expensive, and it would be fun!
     
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    If it's an authentic-looking vintage one, then get the vintage mint pickguard. Yours has a modern bridge. So get the pearloid. It goes with the whole thing better.
     
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    Having a hard time imagining the mint on the guitar. Couldn't find any pics either. Anyone have one? May pick up a few and see what looks good in person.
     
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    1) Mint
    2) Black
     
  7. vashondan

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    I couldn't really get behind the Mint, ordered and cancelled and order for a tortoise and finally placed an order for a black. Shisssh!
     
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    Yes, that was tortoise shell on the Nashville. Here it is with the maple fretboard. The one I almost bought had the maple neck, but I can see that the color of the fretboard matters.

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    How about parchment (not so glaring as the white and kind of ties in the neck)?
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    Here is the mint green color combo
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    "I couldn't really get behind the Mint, ordered and cancelled and order for a tortoise and finally placed an order for a black. Shisssh!"

    Good choice! BWB or Bakelite?
     
  10. vashondan

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    Not familiar with those terms
     
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    The neck color didn't really impact me so much. I found lots of pictures of each of the aforementioned colors with both maple and rosewood necks and they looked fine for me. It's a different kind of impact but not necessarily bad.
     
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    Yes it is.
     
  13. etype

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    BWB is black/white/black (so you see a white stripe around the perimeter of the guard. With the old school bakelite ones, it is just solid black (and less glossy).

    BWB is really pronounced on this one:
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    ANd then here is Bakelite:
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    Not sure if this is actual Bakelite, but it's a Fender 52 reissue, so I am guessing it is supposed to look like Bakelite at least.

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  14. vashondan

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    @etype - thanks for the explanation. All three of those look great with black. The one I got is not the BWB. Is the bottom one with 5 screws vintage?
     
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    They would lacquer bakelite so it would look smooth and shiny.
     
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    Pearloid.
     
  17. Mur

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    I try Pearloid on that color body.
     
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    I'd go with the pearl, but, frankly, like the one you have already better for the body colour.
     
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