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Which pickguard for this mahogany Telecaster?

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by flugel, Apr 28, 2020.

  1. flugel

    flugel Tele-Meister

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    Which pickguard would you put on this Telecaster? :)

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  2. bcorig

    bcorig Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    I rather like the one that’s on it. Damn that’s beautiful!!!
     
  3. DHart

    DHart Poster Extraordinaire Gold Supporter

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    Just as is.
     
  4. ndcaster

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    Brown tortoise.
     
  5. RhythmFender

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    I like it as is.
     
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  6. RodeoTex

    RodeoTex Doctor of Teleocity

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    Another vote for as is.
     
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  7. VWAmTele

    VWAmTele Friend of Leo's

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    That looks good. If you need to change - distressed white always looks good.
     
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    Black.
     
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  9. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Single ply brown tort, if not single ply black. Good luck finding a tort piece that big if you go that route. I’ve had luck with Rothko and Frost, but it’s pricey. Looks to be the same stuff StewMac sells in small sheets. I’ve asked them already, can’t sell any bigger. The Rothko and Frost sheet I bought is 30 x 25 cm, probably too small. I used the StewMac sheet on my Offset Tele, the bigger sheet is for a Gibson DC Special.

    Edit: multiply nitro tort or even Spitfire tort would look cheeseball on this one, imho.

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  10. David Barnett

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    tortoise
     
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  11. mimmo

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    I wouldn't change it.
     
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  12. Deeve

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    I'm partial to pearly pick-guards, as a contrast to the beautiful mahogany, because, avatar. . .

    Peace - Deeve
     
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    As is.
     
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  14. flugel

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    I'm surprised that most of you like the stock black pickguard.:D
     
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  15. gwjensen

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    As is or creamy white, maybe.
     
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  16. scottser

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    leave it alone, black looks great on it.
     
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  17. Si G X

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    black
     
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    Leave it as it is
     
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  19. hemingway

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    Mock up a white one from a sheet of paper and see what it looks like.
     
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  20. sjtalon

    sjtalon Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Perfect as is.
     
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