Does a parchment pg match Fender Aged White?

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  1. Matt L

    Matt L Supporting Member

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    I have some Fender Noiseless pickups with aged white covers. They really look weird on a white guard, imo. Would parchment match better? Pics please, if you have them.

    BTW, I can't easily swap the covers to white, because the Noiseless versions are different. They only seem to come in Aged White these days.
     
  2. Tomo El Gato

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    Parchment is off-white. Not creamy like the aged white, but darker, and to me nicer than regular white. It will look good with aged white pickups. Mint green is another common option.
     
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    Yeah, I just found a mint green w/aged white picture, and it looked better than parchment.
     
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    I've been in the same boat as you are last year and went for a mint green pick guard. That's the best choice if you are looking for that "50 years old UV aged" color. I had a few at the time, and the best was the Fender one (I don't remember where the other 2 were coming from but they were actually green, whereas the Fender really is a nice aged white).
     
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    I put a parchment guard on my '83 Tele a while back.


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  6. Matt L

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    Guys, I'm talking about the Aged White covers on my Strat pickup covers. I'm trying to find a pickguard color that matches them better.

    Here's what I have....the pickup w/Aged White cover, a bright white Allparts pg, and a Fender '62 reissue white guard that seems to be darker. That one matches better, and I may go with it. I was just wondering if parchment or mint green would be even closer to matching the pickup cover. It is more cream-colored-

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    Mint green and aged - yepers!

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    I've bought aged white covers from Fender before. Unless something has changed recently, they are indistinguishable from the parchment. I have a brand new, in the bag Fender parchment guard w. back plate if you want it. $15 shipped.
     
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    Like having a green thumb some people manage to take such great pictures of guitars.

    The mint looks like an off white in the photo but overall.......looks nice.
     
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    Fender American Standards Stratocasters come with a parchment pickguard and aged white pickup covers and knobs. Fender American Deluxe Stratocasters come with a mint pickguard and parchment pickup covers and knobs. FWIW, parchment covers and knobs are more yellow than aged white. With a white pickguard stick with either aged white or white.

    Here my HSS Stratocaster with a parchment pickguard and aged white covers and knobs.
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    Here my HSS Stratocaster with a mint pickguard and parchment covers and knobs.
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    Here my HSS Stratocaster with a white pickguard and white covers and knobs.
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