Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by Gl4th, Jul 12, 2019.
I know it’s about your taste, but just curious to get your opinions.
I like single ply black on everything.
Fender white can be a bit too white, so parchment may be worth considering.
My American tele came with a 3ply white pickguard. Over the years it is now yellow or cream color. But I vote white pickguard on black guitar. Maple neck ofc.
Black looks good to me.
Although ... some Tort pickguards can look great, but shade matching is important as the particular tort may have dark areas that are blue-black where the guitar has more red-black or yellow-black 'undertones'....
I voted mint green - I really like Fender's mint green pickguards on sunburst. It's, more of a softer vintage white with a "hint" of the green.
Absolutely white, or possibly mint green:
Tele pickguards are easy to change, so it’s not a biggie.
Ask me how I know!
Been there, done that, mint green was the winner!
Parchment or mint green.
I had a RW like that and would go back and forth on the guard.
It was probably white most of the time because I have a 52ri with a black guard. And I’m a big Jesse Ed Davis fan.
I think I prefer the look of black now.
Swapped for the whitey in the 80s
I'm back to the black these days.
I went with mint.
Single ply MATTE black. Warmoth.
The ONLY regular Fender finishes I like black guards on are butterscotch and natural. No tort or mother of toilet seat except on certain ones where they just work (very rare for me).
That being said I voted white, but really 3 ply white, cream, parchment, or mint are all awesome with that finish. I don't like single ply guards either, think they look cheap and feel flimsy.
I like the bling option, white pearloid, myself... otherwise parchment.
+1 for Jesse Ed, a real icon.
That 2 tone burst is soo much cooler than my clown burst. I’m not complaining, love my old Tele.