#1
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I've come to the conclusion that I will get this guitar. But I saw some close ups of it. The pick guard looks completely ridiculous. My question is, would it hurt the guitar if I took the pick guard off?
#2
no, you can take it off,, there will be two holes, but just put the screws in there and it's not really noticeable
#3
only where your pick scratches the finish, and trust me it will scratch.
#4
Quote by iduno871
only where your pick scratches the finish, and trust me it will scratch.


Hmm, true. I just wish the pick guard looked better at the bottom. Because at the bottom of the pick guard, it extends about an inch from the guitar. Irks me SO bad.
#5
Why does it look ridiculous? It will scratch without it.

You can probably find a million and one different replacement pick guards online if that one really irks your gizzard
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#6
Quote by whiteandblack
Hmm, true. I just wish the pick guard looked better at the bottom. Because at the bottom of the pick guard, it extends about an inch from the guitar. Irks me SO bad.


What are the odds that I knew that the pick guard irked you
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#7
this is coming from someone who owns a LP. i took the pick guard off of mine, and the holes are barely noticable, and i dont think i've ever scratched the actual guitar
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#9
Quote by MoFly41
Why does it look ridiculous? It will scratch without it.

You can probably find a million and one different replacement pick guards online if that one really irks your gizzard


Ah, that makes sense. I looked up pick guards and all I saw were fender pick guards. I'll just looks at some new sites. Thanks.
#10
Quote by --ESTRANGED--
this is coming from someone who owns a LP. i took the pick guard off of mine, and the holes are barely noticable, and i dont think i've ever scratched the actual guitar



Same here!

I've just put the screws back in the holes without the pickguard and it looks fine.


Also you could just replace the pickguard with one that spikes your intrest better.

But really in person, they don't look that bad, and on most Les Pauls, pickguards are pretty far off the body anyways because of the carved top.
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#11
Just take it off and put the screws back in.

LPs should never have pickguards, IMO.

Besides, it's the Epiphone one, which means it has poly finish on it. I wouldn't be too worried about scratching that.
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#12
Quote by --ESTRANGED--
this is coming from someone who owns a LP. i took the pick guard off of mine, and the holes are barely noticable, and i dont think i've ever scratched the actual guitar

Agreed. The poly finish is pretty thick ... you could throw drumsticks at it all day, and you'd have to tilt the guitar to see any damage to the finish. Unless you use metal picks, or you play it constantly for years, you'll never see damage. I don't do much gigging, but my Paul has never had a pickguard, and 10 years later it's fine. Besides, the probability is that your arm will wear the finish off the body long before the pick does, and there's nothing you can do about that part.
#13
^ This, especially with the Gibson ones.

Most of the finish wear I've ever seen on really beat to hell Les Pauls has always been at the top of the body where the arm rests and at the bottom on the back where it rubs your belt.
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#14
Quote by IdntNedUrCvlWar
Same here!

I've just put the screws back in the holes without the pickguard and it looks fine.


Also you could just replace the pickguard with one that spikes your intrest better.

But really in person, they don't look that bad, and on most Les Pauls, pickguards are pretty far off the body anyways because of the carved top.


Do you know of any curved pickguards that might go with it?
#16
You could always buy some blank pickguard plastic and make your own to whatever shape floats your boat - it aint brain surgery.
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#18
I've taken the pickguard off of my Les Paul and I haven't noticed and pick scratches and I use a copper tip pick.
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#19
Meh, personally, I can't stand Les Pauls without the pickguard, there's just something "off" about them without it

Now the copies (ESP, etc), that's a different story.
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#20
Quote by whiteandblack
Hmm, true. I just wish the pick guard looked better at the bottom. Because at the bottom of the pick guard, it extends about an inch from the guitar. Irks me SO bad.

That's how ALL les pauls look.

It has to be that way because the top of the guitar is carved, not flat.
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