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    Default American Special Pick guard Help

    I recently bought an American special Tele in sunburst with a black pick guard as pictured, I would like to change the colour of the pick guard however not sure what colour to go for, does anyone have any suggestions/pictures of sunburst telecasters with different pick guards

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    Or if you want to go with a more conventional look, you could easily go with white, cream, parchment, or mint green. I think all of those would look great. Personally, I wouldn't go with the faux tortoise shell look, since a lot of those might not blend with your sunburst colors.

    But with all of that said, I really like your Tele with the stock black pickguard. It looks excellent with that burst!
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    Mint green with aged white switch tip is a very classic look.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SAguitar View Post
    ...I really like your Tele with the stock black pickguard. It looks excellent with that burst!
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    This one originally came with pearl which I changed to black but to each his own so here ya go.

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    How about single ply matte black with black screws?
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    That one looks like it means Business! And so much more classy with the 3-ply black guard. I see you went to dark knobs and a six saddle bridge too, very nice.
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    I'm diggin' the pearl with that dark wood...
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    I, on the other hand, much prefer the shiny black ply guard. Each to their own.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Bb View Post
    I, on the other hand, much prefer the shiny black ply guard. Each to their own.
    You do know, Cap'n, that the implied density of the pearlescent pickguard adds an imaginary amount of sustain.... especially if that is ones choice!!
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