#1
So I removed the pickguard off of my Epi Les Paul Standard and the holes are exposed. Some wood shavings (like saw dust) are visible and it looks kind of crappy. I'm afraid the paint will start chipping away at the hole.

Anyway, what can I do to fix this? Add clear coat lacquer??? Plug it with wood filler???

What do most Les Paul owner's do when they remove the pickguard?
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#2
I put the screws back in. Most people dont notice and you wont lose the screws in case you decide to put it back on later
#4
plug it wirth blu-tac and colour it with a felt tip pen/paint.

then you can wang it back on next week once youv'e changed your mind!!
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#5
Quote by Twelf_Fret
I put the screws back in. Most people dont notice and you wont lose the screws in case you decide to put it back on later

Yup.

I always thought the pickguard on LPs are awesome, but oh well.
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#6
Quote by Lil Macker
Yup.

I always thought the pickguard on LPs are awesome, but oh well.

Depends on the color, some are amazing and some (like my honeyburst) look really bad (in my opinion), so i'm happy it did not come with the pickguard installed!
#7
Quote by Lil Macker
Yup.

I always thought the pickguard on LPs are awesome, but oh well.



ha, i cant make up my mind. love the flamed maple top on mine, kinda hate to cover it up, but also love that pickguard. I go through phases with it i guess.
#8
you should keep the pickguard on, and buy a new LP without a pickguard!
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#9
Quote by Lil Macker
Yup.

I always thought the pickguard on LPs are awesome, but oh well.


I like the pick guard too. I'm just trying different looks. It looks good either way. And the guitar is transparent blue and the screws are crome. I wonder what it would look like with them screwed back in. I'll check it out when I get home later.

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B-52 AT100
Vox VT80
Last edited by sabbathu at Nov 28, 2008,
#11
Just put the screws back in, because sometimes you will have the impulse to put the pg back in, but you won't be able to.
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#12
Quote by sabbathu
I like the pick guard too. I'm just trying different looks. It looks good either way. And the guitar is transparent blue and the screws are crome. I wonder what it would look like with them screwed back in. I'll check it out when I get home later.


sexy guitar, you should definitely take the pickguard off.
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#13
dont forget to post pics when you're done!!
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#14
Quote by LedZeppelin9345
you should keep the pickguard on, and buy a new LP without a pickguard!

Thats probably the best idea.
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#15
Quote by digman50
dont forget to post pics when you're done!!


Ok.... you be the judge.... What do you think?

WITH



WITHOUT
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#16
dude, definitely without, that looks so sexy without. kinda jealous, my agile doesnt look that good
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#17
Take a different picture of the one without the pickguard. The extra shine is disturbing the picture.
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#18
Quote by Broken-pick
Take a different picture of the one without the pickguard. The extra shine is disturbing the picture.



Man, I really suck at taking pics...

This is the best I could do. Sorry.
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#19
I like it either way. I'd just suggest not taking it on and off to much to avoid making the holes looser.
#20
Just keep the holes, it gives the guitar character.
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#21
Lemme be honest, I really don't see the holes. Only if I focus, I get to see the hole above the neck pickup.
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#22
Just leave the screws in, thats what i do as well, LP pickguards arent really that nice tbh
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#26
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You could always fill the holes with wood filler, but I say leave them so if you ever want the guard on, you have the option.
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