Telecaster pickguard

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by Gl4th, Jul 12, 2019.

Which pickguard with this finish and neck color?

  1. Black

    32 vote(s)
    34.8%
  2. White

    49 vote(s)
    53.3%
  3. Other...

    11 vote(s)
    12.0%
  1. Gl4th

    Gl4th Member

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    I know it’s about your taste, but just curious to get your opinions.

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  2. Tony Done

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    I like single ply black on everything. :)
     
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  3. H. Mac

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    Fender white can be a bit too white, so parchment may be worth considering.
     
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  4. Select12

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    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.
     
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  5. redbrick

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    Black looks good to me.
     
  6. jvin248

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    +1 Black.

    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'....

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  7. almesy

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    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.
     
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  8. Naigewron

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    Absolutely white, or possibly mint green:

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  9. Tommy Biggs

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    Black.
    Tele pickguards are easy to change, so it’s not a biggie.
    Ask me how I know!
     
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  10. The Birdman

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    Been there, done that, mint green was the winner!
     
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  11. Muzzy

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    Parchment or mint green.
     
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  12. 27sauce

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    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.
     
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  13. Tommy Biggs

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    original pickguard
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    Swapped for the whitey in the 80s
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    I'm back to the black these days.
     
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  14. Crunchtime

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    I went with mint.

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    Single ply MATTE black. Warmoth.
     
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    This ^^^
     
  18. TP Parter

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    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.
     
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  19. Badtone

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    I like the bling option, white pearloid, myself... otherwise parchment.
     
  20. Tommy Biggs

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    +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.
     
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