Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by D. Redington, Apr 23, 2019.
It's amazing how many people take them off and lose them. Always on for me, same with my ES 335.
Page kept his on, Slash took his off. Keith kept his on.
Goldtops I can go either way.
gimme the guard.
I’m usually pickguard on but sometimes off is the right call.
While understanding the logic of not wanting to cover a beautiful piece of wood or nice finish, pick guard off always looks a bit like a knock off to me.
OP you are not alone. I vote Off too! They serve no purpose, relic your axe the old fashion way! And no poker chip either, why have one??
I like the Duane Alman look myself, here's his '57:
I don't have a current shot of my Zebra's in it, I'll have to take one but here's the guitar from a while back...
The Les Paul was designed with a pick guard...to my eyes it only looks right with pick guard on. YMMV
I'm not taking about all LP's peeps, just gold tops.
I know we can't talk about replicas & copies on here anymore but I just scored an amazing gold top & the thing looks so stupid with the pickguard, the guitar is "flashy" enough for me.
Doug Aldrich would say you're ridiculous, sir.
I don't really care one way or another, looks-wise. But they're easier for me to play with them off.
I've no idea what you mean...
I drift from on to off and can't decide, I'm leaning to on today
To me, any LP looks a little naked without the guard, but it's all good.
My 71 has been through a few people, so it either came with one or one was added and removed at some point. I think I'd rather look at the holes than a guard at this point. If it's gold, you gotta just live in your truth.
Mine are just hideous.
It really depends on the gold top:
I like guard off. Show me them curves!
Just snapped a few shots, here's one for you... You no likey, buy you're own freaking Goldtop and do with it what you will!
'08 GT 60's Classic, weighs in at just over 8 pounds, Huddy's 50's wiring, Wolfetone Dr. Vintage neck and Marshallhead A5 Bridge. Kinda more "bright" in this shot than it is in person, the sun was actually shinning in central Ohio today throwing everything off...
Serves a playing purpose for me
Agreed. The guard belongs. If I bought a LP without a guard, I'd install one immediately.
Guitars - 2 by Markv7 posted Jan 1, 2019 at 6:26 PM
On... I need to update my pics since I just swapped out my 08's barbie pink plastic with some creamtone.com plastic. The lighter cream looks way better against the gold.