Which pickguard? ‘52 Natural finish Maple neck

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  1. triviani

    triviani Tele-Meister

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    I got this beauty recently, and it plays so great. But I’m thinking I’d like it better with some other color for the pickguard. What would you say?

    Vintage white? 3p White? Dark tort?

    Thanks!

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  2. brookdalebill

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    I’m probably in the minority, but I love dark tortoiseshell.
     
  3. Fendereedo

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    I would go white. Just my personal choice though. I don't really like black guards too much, and I loathe tort on anything other than Jazzmasters. And now, I must run for cover........:eek::D
     
  4. rze99

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    Real nitro Bakelite
     
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    I just can’t see that iconic guitar with any other color than black. It’s perfect the way it is.
     
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    I like it just the way it is.
     
  7. PeterUK

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    I’d go parchment white - although if it was mine I’d stick with the black guard or as @rze99 says above, a true bakelite guard.

    Enjoy your guitar.

    :) Peter
     
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    Don’t change a thing! Seriously, she’s perfect.
     
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    Bakelite is correct and looks 'right' but I'd go with brown tort and keep the factory black one in case I wanted to sell in the future.

    My vintage white '64 has a white 3 ply currently but it'll have a tort guard, minus the pup adjusting screws, in the not too distant future.
     
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  10. ReverendRevolver

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    Tort.
     
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  11. triviani

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    Thanks for the suggestions,

    I like that the “don’t change it” opinions come from blackguard user pics.
     
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    JL_LI Friend of Leo's

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    Black dots. Black guard. That’s all there is to it.
     
  13. tubelectron

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    Well - I would let it black, as is... More classy, more classic. ;)

    I'd be pleased if I had the same in LH (see my avatar). :rolleyes:

    But it's me, OK ? :D
     
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  14. El Tele Lobo

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    I wouldn't change a thing...
     
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    Please don’t do anything 3 ply. Please.
     
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    1 ply white/parchment would be my choice. I dislike black, and loathe tortoise shell. But you do what you like.
     
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    Clear!
     
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    I would prefer a white guard.
     
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