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Old 04-21-2013, 10:10 PM   #1
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What pickguard should I put on my strat copy?

I picked this one up off of CL a while back, it's a Stagg strat copy. It plays surprisingly well and I like it a lot...I replaced the knobs with tele knobs and plan on replacing the nut and tuners (they're vintage slotted and the slip pretty frequently).

However, I want to change the pickguard I think...I was thinking maybe mint would work, but I don't know, and was hoping for a few other possibilities? Thanks!

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Old 04-21-2013, 10:13 PM   #2
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Mint would work, you should try looking for a vintage pickguard though cause thats how you get that classic vintage tone
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Old 04-21-2013, 10:20 PM   #3
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Be weird, go tort. Mint will look fine, but it might wash out your pickups.
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Old 04-21-2013, 10:23 PM   #4
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I'd just let the white pickguard age. Tort is a good suggestion, though.
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Old 04-22-2013, 02:16 AM   #5
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+1 on the mint. but a more 'aged' white would do it good too. and also keep your old pickguard out so it can continue to age
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Old 04-22-2013, 02:26 AM   #6
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Old 04-22-2013, 09:08 AM   #7
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http://www.terrapinguitars.com/

This place has some nice options as well... and you can send in a tracing or template if you have something that's non-standard.
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Old 04-22-2013, 05:32 PM   #8
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Good suggestions all around and thanks for the input!

I plan on putting new all white covers on the pickups, like without holes for the poles, so that could make a difference...
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Old 04-22-2013, 05:50 PM   #9
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Mint would work, you should try looking for a vintage pickguard though cause thats how you get that classic vintage tone


Haha, yeah, mint is pretty nice, but as someone else said, its hard to go wrong with aged white, It might even look better.
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Old 04-22-2013, 06:12 PM   #10
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A lot to be said for the vintage pearl look as well as the tort. I like 'em both but also hard to beat the 'yellowed ivory' look of old white.
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Old 04-22-2013, 11:55 PM   #11
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I put together this comparison chart of some possibilities for visualization using the kisekae guitar designer...


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Old 04-23-2013, 09:27 PM   #12
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I think mint and tortoise would both look good. I made a wooden gaurd for my mim strat and love it. It was hard to match the maple neck though.
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Old 04-24-2013, 03:37 PM   #13
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Boy! You know...you gotta go with what you can wrap your head around but I still have to say that three of the bottom ones pictured (the tort, pearl and aged white) look best to me.
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