#1
okay i want to get a les paul because this white one is just hands down gorgous. here it is http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/epiphone-les-paul-custom-electric-guitar its a les paul custom...and i want to know one thing from people that know something. if i remove the pick guard will there be any screw marks in it or any trace where it was there before? cause i dont like the pick guard
#2
Yes the screw hole on the side of the guitar will still be there as well as the one on top. The only thing you can do is just put the screws back in.
#4
Quote by metalfanforlife
is it taht noticeable? i mean i want a white les paul but i dont want it to have holes in it

It's not like they are huge screws, but it's not like they are invisible. I have an Ibby LP copy and I just removed the pickguard and left the holes there. On a white one, it should be less noticeable. Again my recommendation is to put the screws back after removing the pickguard. How much time do you spend looking at your guitar? It's only an Epiphone, silly.
#5
It's only super noticeable if you're standing an inch away from the guitar.
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#6
yeah not too bad. if ya super worried once you take the pickguard off just put a little bit of white paint/ nail polish over the holes.
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No.


Well, technically it could be done, but only in the same way that you could change a cat into a hamburger. It's an unpleasant process, and nobody is happy with the result.
#7
Just put the screws back in.

I left the pg on my Historic because bursts look ****ed up without one.
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Feel free to express yours so I can make an informed judgement about how stupid you are.
#8
Quote by Sputnik1
It's not like they are huge screws, but it's not like they are invisible. I have an Ibby LP copy and I just removed the pickguard and left the holes there. On a white one, it should be less noticeable. Again my recommendation is to put the screws back after removing the pickguard. How much time do you spend looking at your guitar? It's only an Epiphone, silly.

i know...lol...i was actually looking into a ibanez arz400 cause i love the neck and everything but how are the pickups? i heard they are cheap....and i will probably do that or just leave it on because this guitar is beautiful. does anyone know if the pickups compare any to the real pickups that come in gibsons?
#9
i hate to be the guy who says this, but if your profile is accurate i would get an amp. if it is not accurate, what amp are you playing?

i have removed the pick guard on one of my LP's. it was black, so just hitting it with a sharpie in the exposed area and you can't really tell that much unless you are looking for them. nail polish would be fine too.
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#10
white nail polish.
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#11
Make a white pick guard.
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#12
Quote by metalfanforlife
i know...lol...i was actually looking into a ibanez arz400 cause i love the neck and everything but how are the pickups? i heard they are cheap....and i will probably do that or just leave it on because this guitar is beautiful. does anyone know if the pickups compare any to the real pickups that come in gibsons?

My LP is a copy from the 70s.
#13
Quote by trashedlostfdup
i hate to be the guy who says this, but if your profile is accurate i would get an amp. if it is not accurate, what amp are you playing?

i have removed the pick guard on one of my LP's. it was black, so just hitting it with a sharpie in the exposed area and you can't really tell that much unless you are looking for them. nail polish would be fine too.

its accurate but i really love my amp its a spider iv 120 watt and i really like it so no bagging im here about a lp not an amp
#14
Quote by Cathbard
Make a white pick guard.

i dont like pg's at all just the feel and everything i just think ill take it off and put the screws back in because i would never draw on my guitar
#15
Quote by Sputnik1
My LP is a copy from the 70s.

oh okay well than they are all gone..lol...lawsuit right?
#16
Quote by metalfanforlife
its accurate but i really love my amp its a spider iv 120 watt and i really like it so no bagging im here about a lp not an amp


as long as you like it, thats fine. i respect that. and am glad you are content, but i am telling you that there will be a point in time when you will plug into a 6505, Dual Rec, or a Rockaverb, and go home and play the line 6 and be like. damn i really like that amp i tried and come to the conclusion that its time to get one.

its just developing your ear. everybody does it to a certain extent.
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#17
Quote by Sputnik1
It's only an Epiphone, silly.
It being 'just an Epiphone' doesn't make it not worthwhile to want it to look nice. My Gibson LP is beat up, and actually looks rather disgusting. And I'm ok with that. My Schecter I keep in as pristine condition as possible. I may not like Schecter's most of the time, and I may not like EMG's most of the time, but this guitar suited my needs and was bought using a posthumous money gift from my grandmother. So although it may not have cost as much money, or even be as good of a guitar as my Les Paul, it means something to me, so I keep it looking nice.
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#18
it will sound better without the pickguard.
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#19
i took the pick guard off my lp and i cant even tell there was one there.
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#20
Quote by kumamilesbear
It being 'just an Epiphone' doesn't make it not worthwhile to want it to look nice. My Gibson LP is beat up, and actually looks rather disgusting. And I'm ok with that. My Schecter I keep in as pristine condition as possible. I may not like Schecter's most of the time, and I may not like EMG's most of the time, but this guitar suited my needs and was bought using a posthumous money gift from my grandmother. So although it may not have cost as much money, or even be as good of a guitar as my Les Paul, it means something to me, so I keep it looking nice.


my main guitar has been my LP for the last few years. its been beat to death. however i love it. its my favorite guitar actually. i have this old guitar probably 70's or so that my grandfather gave me he is alive and in very good shape and health which i am very thankful for. that guitar will never go anywhere. same deal.

i only have one guitar that never goes out. its one of those short run gibsons. not going anywhere. i play it in my studio here and then.

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you don't need a Gibson to enjoy a les paul. however, you could pick up a faded gibson for less money than the Epi custom, and the Gibson is a better guitar, but you may not like the aesthetics. CL has them all the time. i got my Faded Gibson SG for $300. les pauls usually $400-$450, some coming with a case even. saves you $100 right there.
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#21
Quote by trashedlostfdup
as long as you like it, thats fine. i respect that. and am glad you are content, but i am telling you that there will be a point in time when you will plug into a 6505, Dual Rec, or a Rockaverb, and go home and play the line 6 and be like. damn i really like that amp i tried and come to the conclusion that its time to get one.

its just developing your ear. everybody does it to a certain extent.

well thanks anyway man...i mean i have plugged into the 6505 combo and i was going to get it but i like the lin 6's tone way more..lol..i dont know why...it just felt more at home to me
#22
Quote by OurRequiem
i took the pick guard off my lp and i cant even tell there was one there.

really? and hey man i know you!!!!! i lost my password and everything for my username cheseagrinwh0re so i made this....and when i was going fo a new amp everyone told me i would love the 6505 combo and it blew some hard balls man..lol..i tried the bugera and it was a dream for me. i know its supposed to mimic it but i just love it that much more...but my dad said he wanted me to get a new combo amp first so he will buy the bugera for me next year but i love my line 6!!!!!!!...and yeah thats one HUGE reason i want a lp is because of you man...i love yours with sd's in it....does it sound too thin? with the actives and all?
#23
Quote by trashedlostfdup
my main guitar has been my LP for the last few years. its been beat to death. however i love it. its my favorite guitar actually. i have this old guitar probably 70's or so that my grandfather gave me he is alive and in very good shape and health which i am very thankful for. that guitar will never go anywhere. same deal.

i only have one guitar that never goes out. its one of those short run gibsons. not going anywhere. i play it in my studio here and then.

________________________________________

you don't need a Gibson to enjoy a les paul. however, you could pick up a faded gibson for less money than the Epi custom, and the Gibson is a better guitar, but you may not like the aesthetics. CL has them all the time. i got my Faded Gibson SG for $300. les pauls usually $400-$450, some coming with a case even. saves you $100 right there.

yeah i just really really want one man and always have...ive always had the rg series and there alright except they arent always "gorgeous" you know? yeah i know what you mean but i want a white guitar man i love the look of this one and this one comes with a hard shell case too i lvoe it and im just waiting for the money..lol
#24
Quote by kumamilesbear
It being 'just an Epiphone' doesn't make it not worthwhile to want it to look nice. My Gibson LP is beat up, and actually looks rather disgusting. And I'm ok with that. My Schecter I keep in as pristine condition as possible. I may not like Schecter's most of the time, and I may not like EMG's most of the time, but this guitar suited my needs and was bought using a posthumous money gift from my grandmother. So although it may not have cost as much money, or even be as good of a guitar as my Les Paul, it means something to me, so I keep it looking nice.

If you spend more time making your guitar look nice and just looking at it, then you shouldn't be playing guitar.
#25
Quote by Sputnik1
If you spend more time making your guitar look nice and just looking at it, then you shouldn't be playing guitar.

I'm not saying I spend a ton of time making it look nice. I'm just a lot more careful with it, and clean it when I change the strings. The Les Paul I let get beat up, knocked around, etc, etc...
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#27
Quote by dcooper830
JMO but Alpine White LP Customs look like crap without the pickguard lol.

i think it would look great man!!!!!..lol..but if it doesnt i will just put it back on..lol