#1
Hey guys.

I noticed that I would like the look of some guitars better without the pickguard.

If I took it off, would the paint under it be normal or would I have to paint the area without the pickguard?

I might take the pickguard off my Epiphone SG, because I would like how it looks.

Once again, would I have to repaint the area where the pickguard was, and would my guitar be fine without it?

And by the way, I don't need to refill the screw holes, it will be hard to notice because my guitar is black and also it doesn't bother me looking at it.
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#2
It'd be normal paint, but you'd probably have some cleaning/buffing to do to make it match the rest of the guitar. Also, you're gonna have some screwholes as well that are gonna be sticking out like a sore thumb.
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#3
A pick guard typically...if not always means a front routed control cavity. In other words there wont be paint at all, just a big gapping hole.

EDIT: must read whole post next time (sorry, pit syndrome). I went the pick guard for my P-bass and what you would see on a strat. Those have the big holes, and SG wont. Go for it
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#4
^^if theres a hole there then I don't think I should take the pickguard off.

I'll leave it on, thanks anyway guys.

EDIT: I found a picture of a Les Paul without a pickguard

http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh198/randomuserid/P1020503.jpg

The picture is too big to post.

There is no hole there, and I don't see any screwholes.

Is this real or not.
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#5
Nah, I'm assuming he's got a standard SG, because I've got the same and there's no hole there... Unless someone just put it there without my consent. >_>

@tm, not all LPs have pickguards.
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#6
SGs are not front routed...
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#8
^^That was pretty unnecessary. I am a noob when it comes to customizing, and I just wanted to be sure.
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#9
Sorry but I have to agree with Levi man.
Taking off a pickguard is pretty straight forward.
(btw, I tried it on my G-400.Just paint under there.Kinda makes it look like an SG special though...)
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#10
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@tm, not all LPs have pickguards.


I can't afford a gibson :X

I might try getting an Epiphone LP-100, switching the pickups with EMG's, and taking the pickguard off.

Not yet though. I want to buy an ESP Ltd next but I will get the Les Paul sometime in the future.
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