Pick gards

Discussion in 'Standard Guitars' started by MikeSweeney, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. MikeSweeney

    MikeSweeney SS.org Regular

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    who else hates pick guards ? ? ?
    there is one guitar that looks good with it and thats the sg
     
  2. BucketheadRules

    BucketheadRules Fuzz pedal hoarder

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    It really depends on the guitar.

    IMO non-Junior, non-Special Les Pauls look wrong with scratchplates but Fenders, more often than not, just look weird without.
    And if you want two more of my cents, SGs only look good with the smaller scratchplate, always thought the big ones looked nasty.

    Anyway, I may be looking in the wrong places here but I'm struggling to discern much of a point to this thread.
     
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    I love pick guards. They're like a classy color accent to your git box
     
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    And agreed, don't see much point to thread haha.

    Green bean casserole gives me gas.......DISCUSS!

    ^ I joke :lol:
     
  5. HeHasTheJazzHands

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    Pickguards = Yes.
     
  6. BucketheadRules

    BucketheadRules Fuzz pedal hoarder

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    I find Fender Jazzmasters have the same effect on me. :lol:

    Anyway... I may as well at least attempt to make this thread less pointless...

    A Tele with no pickguard... it has a certain stripped-back charm, but really, if a Tele isn't stripped-back enough for you already, what are you doing?

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    You don't see many Strats with no scratchplate, because of the way the control routing works... but this one, with a flamed top, is rather fetching.

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    It's not a patch on this, though.

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    Gibsons, though, are a little different. IMO the looks of most Les Pauls are greatly benefited from having no scratchplate.

    I mean, this is nice.

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    But come ON:

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    Wow.

    So as you see, it really depends on the guitar. I think that if you have a lovely flamed top, for example, it's a shame to cover it up with a big sheet of plastic. Guitars in solid colours that lend themselves to two-tone colour schemes, like Strats, usually just look a bit featureless and bland with no scratchplate. Some guitars I can't imagine with scratchplates, though... like my Jackson Soloist. That'd just look wrong.
     
  7. Jakke

    Jakke Pretty wisdomous

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    Also at a loss of a point..

    Personally, I like pickguards, they are great way of following a colour scheme or adding a new matching colour to a guitar. Also, a mirror pickguard is hard to beat on any guitar.
     
  8. HeHasTheJazzHands

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    I think a traditional Strat and LP look weird without the guard. :(
     
  9. budda

    budda Do not criticize as this Contributor

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    Case by case basis, yo
     
  10. Andromalia

    Andromalia Pardon my french

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    A strat with no pickguard is a Charvel anyway. :D
     
  11. FireInside

    FireInside .Buried.Breathing.

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    Depends on the guitar really, for me at least.
     
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    SirMyghin The Dirt Guy Contributor

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    I like pickguards.
     
  13. ItWillDo

    ItWillDo MOUTHOFTHERIVER

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    Yeah, don't think so Tim.
     
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    :ugh::scratch: (early 70's SG I, II, III models)

    :agreed:
     

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