Les Paul, pick guard or no pick guard?

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by frankencat, Dec 23, 2013.

Pickguard on your LP?

  1. Yay: An LP isn't right without a guard on it.

  2. Nay: I would never cover up my beautiful LP with a piece of plastic.

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  1. ModdersAnon

    ModdersAnon Member

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    Nay

    I played my Gothic LP with the pickguard for about a year and a half, then one day I thought",man that things gotta go!"
     
  2. brwn bggr

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    No pick guard,no 3way ring...period...!
     
  3. R3deemed

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    This. Or a nice plain top, c'mon now!
     
  4. GulfportBound

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    I have two with and one without . . .

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    . . . but you can understand the one without even if she just might look good with a pickguard. (Can't do it---scared shitless to have her drilled!)
     
  5. Boston617

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    Any guitar that contains rear loaded electronics shall contain zero pickguards.
     
  6. musicman10_1

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    I've only had 2 Les Pauls. The first one was sold long ago and the 2nd has been in the house for less than a month. Every time I have taken a pick guard off of a Les Paul I ended up putting it back on pretty quickly and so I think the look is best with one on the guitar.
     
  7. coltranemi2012

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  8. karma1

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    I like my Les Paul better without it, but I dig the unique one that came with my ES295.


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  9. Promit

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    Every LP and archtop in the world looks better after the pickguard has been taken off. EVERY single one. Including that awfully nice one on the ES295 above.
     
  10. ScottySevins

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    Def no pickguard! My les paul custom one off color doesn't have one and came from the factory without it even drilled thank god. But I woyld remove the pickguard for sure
     
  11. GuitarGuy3

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    I'm not a pickguard fan but for some reason, LP's look better with it.
     
  12. Theorist

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    I bought mine without a pick guard, but I installed one and now I'm not sure. I think I like it both ways. What do you guys think?

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  13. JPF

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    Buck nekkid

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  14. choucas09

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    Fear not, I gather a lot of people like it both ways.
     
  15. Pecka

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    Got the pick guard unmounted with my Les Paul, but I never wanted to put it on. Think it looks better without it.
     
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  17. kush06

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    Why can't there be an option for "It depends" ? I've had a few LP's and some look better with it on, some look better with it off. I'm another one of those players who's technique tends to rip up guitars below the strings but right now I have an ebony and a gold top LP both without the guard on. I wish I could take them off my SG and Firebird.
     
  18. R3deemed

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    Or an option for if it came with a pickguard it stays - no holes!
     
  19. TattooedCarrot

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    Usually yes, but really depends on the guitar.
     
  20. Theorist

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    That's a very good idea! Mine came without a pickguard, but it was removed, so it had the holes. This was the reason I ran to install one..
     

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