Need artist's advice - pickguard for butterscotch Tele

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  1. Jayyj

    Jayyj Supporting Member

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    How about a unique wood burned guard? I'm dying to try one of these:

     
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    Trebor Renkluaf I was hit by a parked car, what's your excuse? Silver Supporting Member

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    Candy O.
     
  3. Lone Bear

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    A bit outside...either wine or brick.
     
  4. Rotten

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    I know. Most everyone will agree with you. I just want something a bit different. I’m open to a little wrong, a little ugly, a little brash.
     
  5. Rotten

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    Do you think a copper pickguard would go with butterscotch?

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    Ultimately it's your guitar so just make it like you like it, and who cares what anyone else thinks.
     
  7. Madison

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    Fixed.:)
     
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  8. Rotten

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    Yes. Agreed. I was just looking for input from folks who have a good eye for color contrasts and matching.
     
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    That's the Candy-O album cover.
     
  10. Baxtercat

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    Was that maybe found on the floor of the Aegean Sea?

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  11. ManFromMars

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    The butterscotch is a hard color to match up, probably why black is most commonplace. If you want to go with colors that compliment, try deep, dark colors: maroon, wine/eggplant, steel blue, army green. Alternatively lighter colors that could work are mint, lavender, maybe pink. Grays, silvers, and browns work too.

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  12. Sweetfinger

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    It's a tele. A couple hunnert bucks will getcha a different guard for every day of the week. Swap 'em out while you're listening to Paul Harvey on your lunch break.

    personally, on butterscotch, I like bakelite. My personal Tele has 3 ply white because it's vintage and original. A darker, brown toned tortoise looks good. I've been wanting to cut some Tele guards out of old country LPs, but haven't had the time to go digging in the thrift store bins.
     
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  13. Jon Silberman

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    One of these might look cool.

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    This could work, too.

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  14. monkeybike

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    Bakelite.

    or Spitfire vintage dark.

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    You have no recourse but to whip out the paint stripper, get some colors and get to it - it's not the pickguard holding you back

    BTW: the top Pickguard is patinated brass, but the patination has worn off where my hand rested over the years = I would love to repatinate it, but am too distracted to figure out how without the benefit of my ex-nieghbor who was such a helpful and awesome dude but who I irrevocably offended . . sniff . . .



     
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    When did you B16ize the orange/green Tele? I did the same to my Frankentele and strung it with a wound G. It's essentially a baritone tuned to C standard. Someday, when I feel those Pyramid Gold 12s have yielded up all their goodness I may go back to normal gauge and pitch.
     
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    That looks pretty cool actually. I'm not sure how it would look on butterscotch though.

    I am an artist type as the OP was asking and you don't really have much to try to match with. Black matches the fingerboard inlays. The bridge is copper but very tiny to use as something to match to - plus it discolors easily. Some sort of tort might work. Perhaps an unusual color.


    Edit - I meant to type that the bridge is brass - not copper.
     
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