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pickguards....white pearl or tortoise

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I have a couple of pickguards for my ES 339 studio. The guitar is a gloss red. I cant decide which pickguard to go with . The white pearl or the tortoise. Both look great. Opinions?

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I put a 5 ply black/white on my walnut finished 339.

 

 

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Tortoise might clash with the red.

White is better than tortoise; but might be too contrasting to the dark red, clash with the binding and pickup rings.

The black with 5ply binding on the pickguard edge would be the best to go with your body binding and pickup rings.

But you do what you like and you can change it anytime to suit your mood.... we just want to see pics!!!

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Black for me. I have a red tortoise pickguard on my pearl white strat elite but wouldn't want one on a red 335. White would look even worse IMO.

Oh and scratchplates are a must on a 335. They look wrong without them.¬†ūü§®

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10 hours ago, sunking101 said:

Black for me. I have a red tortoise pickguard on my pearl white strat elite but wouldn't want one on a red 335. White would look even worse IMO.

Oh and scratchplates are a must on a 335. They look wrong without them.¬†ūü§®

 

Maybe so; but these guitars aren't 335s. 

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3 hours ago, merciful-evans said:

 

Maybe so; but these guitars aren't 335s. 

Super-similar looking though. My reply stands for any glossy red semi.

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1 hour ago, sunking101 said:

Super-similar looking though. My reply stands for any glossy red semi.

 

Ever considered wearing boxing gloves?

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  I would love to post pics but cant' figure it out.  I went with the pearl white although they both look great. I cant get the site to post the pics I have.

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On 6/6/2019 at 12:35 AM, gnappi said:

I put a 5 ply black/white on my walnut finished 339.

Yeah, that looks nice ... and I think it is your best bet.  Honestly, I am not sure pearl white has looked good on anything but a black Strat.  Just my opinion...

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