Poll: Do you like pickguards on your guitar or not?
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View poll results: Do you like pickguards on your guitar or not?
Yes
12 30%
No
15 38%
I don't care
13 33%
Voters: 40.
#1
I'm not sure if this has been done before but do you prefer pickguards on your guitars, none at all or you don't really care?
I prefer them because I don't want to scratch the finish or laquer.
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#2
I dont know how you would scratch it like do you play with your hand striking down on the guitar? Or you guitar horizontal? I dont like pickguards.
#3
pick guards are USELESS!!! why would you not want to scratch the body underneath the strings....its not like when the guitar is old your going to take the pickguard off so that it still looks new...that just takes away from the experience
#4
I've played mostly guitars with pickgaurds, but if I found one that I wanted without a pickgaurd it wouldn't make or break my decision to buy it.
#5
my first guitar had a pick guard. I thought it was fine. but id hit the pickgaurd... like my newest guitar doesn't have one and my pick has never touched the finish. but i don't really care ive played many guitars with pickguards and a lot without ive never had much of a problem either way.
#6
Quote by Aftter-Forever
pick guards are USELESS!!! why would you not want to scratch the body underneath the strings....its not like when the guitar is old your going to take the pickguard off so that it still looks new...that just takes away from the experience


The idea is that you won't rip through the finish protecting the guitar and expose the wood
Plus, it's cheaper to replace a worn pickguard than to get the finish repaired. Also, it offers more customizing versatility. However, guitars certainly look better without them.
It doesn't really affect my decision to buy or not.
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#8
i would take mine off but there's a bunch of wires and **** connected to it. I prefer not to have a pickguard at all.
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#9
i prefer an Ibanez RG 570 vs. the 770 with pickgaurd , i like to see the wood, arch tops are my favorites and i always take the pickgaurd off LP styles. It just feels like the plastic is stealing some tone.
#10
I prefer with them so I dont scratch the finish but it wouldn't make or break my decision to buy a guitar. On some guitar they look cool on others they look rubbish.
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#11
I you rock hard enough, you need a pickguard. thats all i have to say on the subject.
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#12
pickguards are nice only when they look good on your guitar. I have a cherry red tele and they give u the crappy lookin white guard with it. my uncle got me a red/black tortoise shell guard. it kicks ASS!
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