White Tele... what's your alt. pickguard color?

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  1. oregomike

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    BTW, I just ordered a pickguard from https://quickguards.com/ for my JM build. Flat Olive Green (over a Charcoal Frost Metallic nitro). He's slammed so it's going to be 2 months, but check his stuff out.
     
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    I have a Hahn Model C which comes with a thin, cream guard, and I bought a couple from Quickguards (purple sparkle is one), but I think it really looks good with a flat, matte olive green....changing them up once in a while sure changes the look 100_1152.JPG
     
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    Are you talking a a normal white like Olympic White? Either three ply black for a '70s look - always loved that - or a mint 3 ply for a '59/60 look.
     
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    I like a contrasting Pickguard the best. A black or a sunburst Tele always looks better to me with a white pick guard, but on a white Tele with a maple neck, I like a tortoise shell guard or a black guard.
    Another nice looking guard on a white body is a smoke-grey pearloid guard. A flat black guard looks great with a rosewood board.

    One of the very coolest pick guards I ever saw was a gold-leafed guard on a white Tele. It was done by an expert gilder, obviously a custom, and must have cost a pretty penny, but it sure was elegant.

    White is a great color for a Telecaster. Any color goes with it, white is easy to keep looking good, and is always eye-catching on stage.

    Ii have an all-white MIM Tele that I want my expert son to pinstripe with a very simple pattern on both the body and the guard with ivory, to make the pinstripe subtle. He's up for it, but Covid has prevented me from going over to Portland to get it done.
    regards,
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  7. RadioFM74

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    Many of those posted look great, but in truth I think that white blond and maple look best with a 1-ply, 5-screws off-white guard (parchment, eggshell…)

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    Whenever I would think about what color pickguard would look nice or cool on one of my TELES, I sit myself down and have a 'Get Real' conversation with myself. Then I go and buy another TELE that has that color pickguard already. Never regretted any I bought, but my wife did....and I got rid of her.
     
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    Buying another tele was not the outcome I expected when you said "get real" :lol:
     
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    i made this for a client for his Nashville, hand engraved on black anodised ali Screen Shot 2021-10-16 at 11.46.43.png
     
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    ta !
     
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    Parchment on White Blonde. (White was too bright)

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    I guess I don't have to post a picture of mine now! When I got it there was a black pickguard on it. I swapped it out so it looks like this now.
     
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    I second this. Gold anodized.
     
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    IMG_2544.jpg here is one of mine
     
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