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Pickguard color for dark blue/purplish strat?

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by Drgun, Oct 10, 2014.

  1. Drgun

    Drgun New Member!

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    Hey first off great forum. I've lurked for years but never signed up.

    I just got this early 90s mim strat an im loving it. ImageUploadedByStrat-Talk forum1412965445.307693.jpg

    The neck is nicely worn and it plays wonderfully. I was always a tele guy but my newest project needs a new sound and a trem arm so I'm happy with this axe.

    I do however, hate the look of the pearloid pickguard on this particular guitar. I'm thinking about either going with a dark tortoiseshell or a mint green guard.

    Does anyone have a similar color guitar with a different pickguard they'd care to post as inspiration?

    Thanks.
     
  2. mw13068

    mw13068 Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I had one that color. I used to alternate between a white pickguard, and a black one.

    White makes the blue seem darker, black makes the blue seem lighter.

    I think the pearl guard looks nice, personally.
     
  3. Drgun

    Drgun New Member!

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    Yeah the pearl is just a little too flashy for me. Do you happen to have pics of your old strat?
     
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    mw13068 Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Probably. I'll look on my computer when I get home this evening.
     
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    RPKennedy Senior Stratmaster

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    Subjectively, I hate the look of pearloid pick guards as well. If that guitar were mine, I would quickly pounce on a nice parchment hued pick guard. I would also ensure that the pickup covers, knobs, switch tip and tremolo tip were creme colored. But hey…that's just me.
     
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    Awesome thank you!


    Rpkennedy I can't double quote on my phone, but I'm thinking tortoiseshell PG with cream or mint green hardware might be the way to go.
     
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    I'm a fan of pearloid, but not the bright white one...here's my 2008 Afffinity with a light grey / aged light cream from eyguitarmusic...

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    I find black pickups and knobs help balance it out too....
     
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    Bluesplayer80 Strat-O-Master

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    ^^^^This... Parchment would look great on that color... I love mint green, but it doesn't always work with every color- that's were parchment comes in IMO....
     
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    I personally think that mint is like vanilla ice cream: it's always good :D
     
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    Wow thank you so much. I have a rosewood fretboard but I'm pretty sure that based on those pics tortoiseshell is the way to go.

    Thanks again!
     
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    I love the color, isnt it the Mercedes blue which Clapton has on one of his Strats?
     
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