#2
Um, depends what the guitar is, some guitars, like fender Strats, have all of the electronics and pickups attatched to the pickquard, you can't get rid of those. While some guitars, like Les Pauls, have the pickups and electronics built into the body and the pickguards can easily be removed.
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#4
Well, some fenders have the electronics built into the body, I think telecasters look better without pickguards, I think strats look better with them. I think Les Pauls look better without pickguards. I took the pickguard off of mine and haven't had any issues as far as markings from the pick goes.
#5
i like pickguards because it is usually easier to get into the body for me to change out electronics and what not
#6
Most of the time, I like having a pickguard. All the fun crap you can do them without a second thought. You can always change out a pickguard for a different color one or cover it in stickers or random stuff. Pickguards are awesome... but not for every guitar.
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#7
Can anyone show me a fender strat without pickguard? Never thought of one not having it

Edit: I googled it, and learnt it doesn't work :P
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Can anyone show me a fender strat without pickguard? Never thought of one not having it



For Strats, yes. For Les Pauls and others, no way.
#9
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#10
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Can anyone show me a fender strat without pickguard? Never thought of one not having it

Edit: I googled it, and learnt it doesn't work :P

They have a couple models w/o one
http://www.fender.com/products//search.php?partno=0101580852
http://www.fender.com/products//search.php?partno=0101570852
#11
it depends on the guitar...

i personally like pick gaurds though.
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#12
Look at the name, what else would gaurd your picks if you didn't have one.
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#14
i personally think pickguards compliment the body shape of certain guitars. i really dun like non-pickguard guitars. even maple topped guitars, i prefer them having a pickguard on top. I know, shame on me - covering the figure lol
#16
Pickguard=more overtones and less fundamental. If you want more overtones, go with a pickguard. I think this only applies for guitars where the pickups are mounted on the pickguard though.
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#17


Do you know much about this strat? I have the exact same one, it's mexican right?
#19
I removed mine, I think it looks far better without it even if I have two screws attatched to nothing in the body.

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#20
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I still really wonder what are pick guards actually for anyway...

Most of the times, to protect the guitars' finish from fingernail/pick scratches.

I like some guitars with pickguards. Strats, Teles, Les Pauls, SGs, Explorers...
Out of those, only SuperStrats and Les Pauls can pull the "no pickguard look" off, imho.
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#21
On Gibson style guitars I prefer them off because they get in the way like one year old topics that have been bumped. This could have been avoided by a simple PM.
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#22
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On Gibson style guitars I prefer them off because they get in the way like one year old topics that have been bumped. This could have been avoided by a simple PM.


i like your analogy there.
#23
I hate it when manufacturers build guitars and paint them beautiful colours then stick a horrible lump of Black or white or cream plastic on the front. So for me its no pickguard
#24
I hate it when a 7 year old thread gets bumped!
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