Metal pickguards

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  1. Blue4Now

    Blue4Now Silver Supporting Member

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    As I sit here thinking about the Music Man Sub 1 I am picking up tommorow, I am contemplating whether or not to change out the aluminum diamond plate pickguard. How about some photos of guitars with metal pickgaurds to help me decide. Thanks
     
  2. dukeh62

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    As much as I love my anodized guard, I had to eventually swap it out b/c it was so rough that it was filing my fingernails down to "pain levels" when I played.

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  3. blood5150

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    I have a chrome pickguard on my partsocaster and its cool....

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  4. 908SSP

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    Raw aluminum custom Fly, VV pickups in there now.

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  5. PFCG

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    why would your fingernails get filed down?

    do you play from your elbow like springstein? Maybe you aught work on your right hand a tad?
     
  6. Z-Rider

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    Love it! This is what a Fly should look like imho. How are the pickguard and pickups attached?

    Here's my '61 Melody Maker with homemade aluminum pickguard. I also have a '60 with copper guard.
    Z.

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  7. frisco kid

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    The entire guitar is metal but you get the idea...[​IMG]
     
  8. Blue4Now

    Blue4Now Silver Supporting Member

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    Holy moly that Parker is sweet, as is that tele, Trusart is it? Well. I think I'm leaving the metal guard on my new Music Man. Did I mention that that Parker is freakin sweeeeet!
     
  9. 908SSP

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    The pickups are screwed to the wood the body. The pickguard is held down by the volume pot barrel nut. I keep thinking about putting screws in it but it so tight I can't bring myself to do it.
     
  10. Z-Rider

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    I would leave it like is, maybe use some doublesided tape. The switchplate also is a nice touch. Love the modern/old-industrial vibe. Great guitar!
    Cheers, Z.
     
  11. Joe324

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    Looks so much better than..
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  12. PFCG

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    thats an older fly, and i dont think it looks better, just different.
     
  13. jcoggins7

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    Btw, that's a brushed aluminum guard, not polished.
     

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