Black is pretty standard on a sunburst, so it depends on the pearloid. I would probably do a black pearloid to contrast the maple neck and still have the flair of a pearloid pickguard. Just my thought.
Pearloid. Black is also sexy but Pearloid just edges it. Don't get black Pearloid though, it looks Lila shit
Tortoiseshell, man.
Highway One Tele (w/Custom Shop 51 Nocaster pickups)
Standard Tele (modded to Nashville specs)
Reverend Roundhouse

Orange Rockerverb 50 MKI
Vox AC4c1
Jet City JCA20H

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neither, no pickguard makes guitars look far nicer
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BC Rich Gunslinger Retro Blade
Vintage V100 Paradise + SD Alnico Pro Slash APH-2's
1963 Burns Short Scale Jazz Guitar
Dean Performer Florentine
Bugera 6260
Orange Micro Terror + cab
Digitech Bad Monkey
Zoom G2G
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Unless its a butterscotch finish I think the pearloid pickguards look better on telecasters.

As far as a bigsby... if you have anything made by a fender don't put an actual Bigsby on it, get a fender branded one. Supposedly Leo Fender stole the body shape and idea from the telecaster from Bigsby and it is supposed to be "cursed".
I kind of dig the black
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