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Old March 11th, 2017, 05:40 AM   #21 (permalink)
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I quite like the clear one and it's doing it's job as it has a couple of marks on it already.

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Old March 11th, 2017, 10:47 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Alrighty then! The see-through upgrade is a success!
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Old June 12th, 2017, 09:46 AM   #23 (permalink)
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This is my 1996 The Paul II. It came to me without a pickguard nor evidence it ever had one in place. I made it with some black acrylic that was used to make back covers. This guard was shaped somewhat from an original one then polishing the edges and sharply beveling the edges under the strings and next to the neck. It is adhered with the small drops of black silicone adhesive underneath which cannot be seen. No screws or brackets. And didn't have to fill holes already in the body from an older one installation. Nice and clean.

Just sharing and hoping to give somebody an idea that may help.

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Old June 12th, 2017, 08:47 PM   #24 (permalink)
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That's pretty clever, and well done, Greg! I love the stealth installation.
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Old July 3rd, 2017, 11:41 AM   #25 (permalink)
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I saw this years ago...



https://reverb.com/item/3239-bobby-l...ess-pickguards
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Old July 3rd, 2017, 12:38 PM   #26 (permalink)
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I prefer no pick guard at all. I consider them a vestigial organ inherited from acoustics.
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Old July 4th, 2017, 11:04 AM   #27 (permalink)
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I'm a little too overzealous to play a Paul without one. They protect my guitar's face from nasty scratches.
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Old July 15th, 2017, 09:01 AM   #28 (permalink)
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New pickguard - keep or not?

Hello SAguitar, You must be a moderator as you are everywhere on this forum. I haven't been on it in a while. Getting to the part in Desi Serna's Fretboard Theory VOL I, the part where it told me to get the five patterns of the pentatonic scale memorized backward and forward kept me busy for a few months. I can comfortably continue in the course now.

Thank you for the compliment on my pickguard. Another cool thing that I do to my guitars is make black acrylic compartment covers that don't have screw holes. Careful filing and shaping allows them to compress fit. Somehow screw holes became my bane. Don't know why. Have been an engineer and tinkerer all of my life so you'd think I'd be OK with screws but, nope, they gotta go wherever possible.Click image for larger version

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Old July 18th, 2017, 08:43 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Dang, Greg, that's pretty cool! I've never gone to that extreme but I like the stealth look.

No, I'm not a mod on this board. I wouldn't mind being one, but I've never been asked to do that here. I am a mod on another board that I frequent.
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