Metal pickguards

Blue4Now

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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
 

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.


 

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?
 

Z-Rider

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Raw aluminum custom Fly, VV pickups in there now.

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.

 

Blue4Now

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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!
 

908SSP

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

Z-Rider

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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.
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.
 




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