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Pickguards and Les Paul's

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Some come with, some come without and some come in the case unfitted to leave up ton the buyer. A lot of peole were taking them off and Gibson responded. Because all the electricals are attached to the pick guard, by design the fender strat simply must have a pick guard, there is no option.

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There were some Strats made without pick guards if I remember correctly. There were not a lot of them. I can't remember how they did the routing.

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the Fender Show Masters and the imports that were copies of them didn't have the top route method and didn't have pick guards.

 

the routing/wiring was done from the rear..

 

here's some pix.

http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=fender+show+masters&id=0C778BF338E73B980501434AFB21D8EAF110745F&FORM=IQFRBA

 

 

AFAIK all other strats and teles do.

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I think when you order a Les Paul (the higher end Customs and VOSs) that you should be able to say yay or nay to the pick guard.

 

 

 

I'll never buy a Les Paul without one because I like the way they look with them, and the way I play I hit the pick guard sometimes, but I like the feel and look of the pick guard. But, if the top is pretty enough I'd get one without the pick guard, then add one later

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my 08 standard came with the pickguard in the case so i could add it if i wanted. i left it off cuz the flame top is so nice i didnt want to cover it. i like having the choice

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