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please help me choose a pickguard colour

 
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which colour?
White Pearl
37%
 37%  [ 9 ]
Black Shell
16%
 16%  [ 4 ]
Tortoise
37%
 37%  [ 9 ]
Rosewood
8%
 8%  [ 2 ]
Red Shell
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
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lordofthestrings



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2007 6:08 am    Post subject: please help me choose a pickguard colour Reply with quote

Gold Hardware/Black Pups/Rosewood neck/ebony Board


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2007 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I voted rosewood just because you don't any of those.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2007 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Of those choices, I think white pearl would best accent that dark rich red. Anything red might get lost or compete. Black may be too dark. A plain lighter color might be best because the pearl could make it too busy. But I would have to see it. It's a beautiful guitar though. Really first rate.

I would try getting sample pics online and pasting them onto the phot to see what you like. You may even wat to go with a cream.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2007 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helloid wrote:
Of those choices, I think white pearl would best accent that dark rich red. Anything red might get lost or compete. Black may be too dark. A plain lighter color might be best because the pearl could make it too busy. But I would have to see it. It's a beautiful guitar though. Really first rate.

I would try getting sample pics online and pasting them onto the phot to see what you like. You may even wat to go with a cream.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2007 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Uh oh, tortoise is gaining...........
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2007 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really wish for the sake of this beautiful guitar that it was rear routed so you could put a clear pickguard on it. IMO any pickguard is gonna take away from that nice finish.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2007 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I voted white pearl. It will contrast nicely with the red.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2007 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I vote VINTAGE pearl (see Warmoth's site). I usually like white pearl, but I think something similar but a little off-white would look better here
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2007 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jai wrote:
I really wish for the sake of this beautiful guitar that it was rear routed so you could put a clear pickguard on it. IMO any pickguard is gonna take away from that nice finish.

I'm with you on this one for sure but if I have to give you a vote I am leaning toward a tortoise shell only b/c the sides and back seem to be natural mahogany, at least in color from that pic, and I think it would set it off nicely. My even choice would be the pearloid white/black/white would look great.

BTW, that is a beautiful job none the less and will be a killer guitar.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2007 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i think a clear guard would look cool on it, but from the choices i think Tort would also look cool
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