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Pickguard or no pickguard?


Thundergod

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I am looking at my beloved favorite girl right now... I took the pickguard off to do some work on her... now I dont know wether to put it back on or leave it in the case...

 

What do you guys think?

 

 

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Version on the left is SWEET. Other one is ok. Go with the left for sure
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Definitely ON.

 

1-Looks) the guitar looks more balanced that way, when playing it puts the visual weight on the bottom of the guitar, where it belongs

 

2-Function) the pickguard instead of the guitar will get scratched up and the PG can be replaced very easily

 

Personally, I'd replace it with a Black pickguard. Look what that did for my Casino

 

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After:

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i assume were reffering to Les Paul's

 

now i dont own one, but for me it depends on the look/color of the top

 

a solid black, deffinately give it a creme guard

a tobacco burst, id take it off

a gold top, deffinately on

 

 

for your particular axe, id say LEAVE IT OFF, with the beautiful top you have, i wouldnt want to hide any of it

 

and i dont know how you play, you might not even scratch the guard when it is there

 

 

 

you guys are making me want a lester to company my sg

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Definitely ON.

 

1-Looks) the guitar looks more balanced that way' date=' when playing it puts the visual weight on the bottom of the guitar, where it belongs

 

2-Function) the pickguard instead of the guitar will get scratched up and the PG can be replaced very easily

 

Personally, I'd replace it with a Black pickguard. Look what that did for my Casino

 

Before:

[img']http://www.nortonmusic.com/GuitarCousins.JPG[/img]

 

 

After:

GuitarCousins2.JPG

 

Notes

 

With respect, apples and oranges! :D Them big ol' gals look better with the guard. They need the balance to which you refer. But IMO the beautiful lines and figuring of the LP bods is better served by remaining au natural. as in:

 

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Leave it OFF, TG! [-(

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