White or cream PG for a 1973 natural tele?

Discussion in 'Vintage Tele Discussion Forum (pre-1974)' started by Rockbreaker, Dec 5, 2019.

  1. Rockbreaker

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    Were both colors offered in 1973 or just white? I con't know which one I like better...:confused:
     
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    It would have been 8 screws and white in '73.
     
  3. Antoon

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    And the white pickguards from that era yellow quite a bit with age.

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  4. Rockbreaker

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    Thank you. Looking to purchase an original to that era for a fair price. There are a couple of reissues on ebay way overpriced
     
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    It would not have been cream...
     
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    It will be white only.
    If I remember correctly, the black pickguards started appearing again in the early 1980's, to make them look more like the 50's.
     
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    Here is a pic of my 1973 Tele for reference.

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    I know you didn't ask but it might be cool to put a clear pick guard on it since it's natural or even no pickguard at all like Ben Haggards tele.
     
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    Sorry if this is off topic, but what era did they turn green? What were these things made out of?
     
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    I think the green celluloid pickguards were only used on the custom telecaster until 64 or so. Standard tele's never had green guards (or maybe the custom colored ones, I am not sure)
     
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    Black pickguard reappeared post 76. My 78 visible in avatar had bwb.
     
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