Hey, I've got this old Kay Swingmaster here, had it for awhile but wasn't sure if I was going to keep it, but I just refretted and set it up and it's now KILLER. Anyway when I got it I hated the original guard and knew if I kept it I'd replace it, already have a dark brown tortoise blank, just need to decide on a shape. I made a couple cutouts with tag-board and have gotten it down to these two; A) The classic Gibson archtop shape or B) Sort of a mix between Guild and Epi To be honest I'm not really happy with either, I think the Gibson style is OK but not very interesting. It doesn't detract but doesn't really add anything either. The second option follows the shape of the guitar more but I can't find a curve to the top part that I like (I still feel the one in the pic is too big). I would just leave it without but I tend to anchor my right hand when I play, and now that I'm playing this guitar more and getting used the distance between the strings and body it's affecting my performance on other guitars, so I need a pickguard to elevate my hand.