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Pickguard opinions for new EJ Strat

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by lovehifi, Mar 25, 2020.

  1. Nerd

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    Blondie + tort = win

    Lovely guitar, congrats
     
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    Thanks everyone for your thoughts and opinions. Since I tend to stay at home a lot these days I may order the tort just to see if I like it in person. It’s easy to change back anyway. These single ply EJ pickguards tend to warp and not lay flat. Mine is already showing a little of that. If I decide I don’t like the tort I may order a 3 ply the same shade and color of the stock one.
     
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    Stratoskater Fuzz Meister General Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Tortoise looks like some one threw up beef stew on a light colored guitar to me. I’ve never liked them on anything but back guitars.
     
  4. WilseyFanPDX

    WilseyFanPDX Strat-Talker

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    Tortoise shell for sure.
     
  5. Andrew Wasson

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    I expect you’re right. I took 2 springs out of mine and floated it properly. I’m not particularly great at working the whammy bar but it’s one of the reasons I like Strats.
     
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    The tort has pizzazz.
     
  7. Jason D

    Jason D Senior Stratmaster

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    I like white with blonde. Btw, those EJ thinlines are super cool!
     
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    I agree. Id love to buy one someday when things get better...
     
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