Several years down the road, should these models ever be worth anything substantial, would the lack of the hologram devalue the instrument? I'm just wondering because if I ever got a 2015 Gibson the first thing I'd do is remove it. I'm not even sure it would be able to naturally stick to the...
Too many, at least more than I need.
Fender Classic Series 50s Stratocaster
Strat-style partscaster (2 humbuckers)
Epiphone S-310 (Stratocaster style)
Rogue PRS Knock-off
Ovation Celebrity Deluxe
Rogue lap steel
I once saw a self-proclaimed guitar tech do that with an acoustic guitar saddle, too. The action was too high, so instead of sanding down the bottom of the saddle he cut slots into it. :messedup :facepalm
I bought a one-ply black pickguard for a Stratocaster from eBay seller 'eyguitarpartsforyou' and the pickguard was of decent quality and fit my guitar perfectly. It was less than $5 and had free shipping. No complaints from me.
I tried a Les Paul Jr. at my local GC and yes, this was the case. It was quite annoying so I turned it off during the rest of the time I tried it out. Like the OP, I felt the neck was just a bit too wide and uncomfortable in my hand.