Pickguard on Suhr-Fashion Advice, Please!

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  1. dank

    dank Consummate Beatles Fan Supporting Member

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    After discussing John Suhr's noise reduction system ad nauseum in another post, I am probably going to send one of my Suhr guitars back to John for modification. I'll have to swap out the middle pickup as well. Since I'm doing it, I'm thinking that the guitar might look really sharp with a tortoise shell pickguard. Take a look at the photo, and and give me your thoughts. It's the Mary Kaye Strat on the right:
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    Tort or a Black Pearloid would look really nice.
     
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    Nitrocellulose tortoise shell all the way!!!
     
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    Tortoise would look great. Suhr's tortoise is good looking too. The SSC is unbelievable. I have back plates but would love to have the SSC system in the body. It is worth it.
     
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    I have a Mary Kay Strat with a tortoise guard -- and tomorrow I'm going to swap it for a white one. Seriously.
     
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    LOL maybe you and dank should talk. Hilarious. I think either look is sexy. I wish I had a mary kay!!!!
     
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    The Tor-Tis can't be used as a pickgaurd for the strat style as it has to be glued on and won't take to being drilled then screwed, I asked Mr. Greven about this when I was pondering my Suhr order. It sure is purdy though. http://www.grevenguitars.com/tortis.htm
     
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    Those are cool looking tortoise samples. I think the tor-tis you are reffering to is made from different stuff. It is beuatiful though.

    The tortoise that is used for strat and tele pickguards is different from tor-tis. It is just the top layer of a multi-layer pickguard. Also it is made of some sort of cellulose or plastic product.
     
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    I love tortoise shell but I have the aged mint green on my Mary Kay Suhr Classic and I really like it.
     
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    dank Consummate Beatles Fan Supporting Member

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    You guys are really making it easy to make up mind mind!:mad:
     
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    I like it the way it is now.
     
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    Gold anodized.:AOK
     
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    As promised, I did the swap on mine from tortoise to (badly reliced) white. I greatly prefer the white, but my wife liked the tortoise better. Split decision, but I won.
     
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    All right: if it ain't broke, don't fix it. I gotta tell you, I was playing the guitar today through my Mesa Boogie Lonestar Special, and I really don't see (hear) a reason to send it back to John Suhr for modification.
     

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