Strats Before and After Pickguard Swap??

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  1. Geet

    Geet Stratology Major Silver Member

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    For me it was a no-brainer…


    Before-
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    Lets see some photos!
     
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  2. SGD74

    SGD74 Strat-Talk Member

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    If after is the white, it looks so much better! If not, sorry :)
     
  3. Geet

    Geet Stratology Major Silver Member

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    After is white! the gold is nice but when it hits the light at a weird angle it turns a piss yellow color
     
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    Chmason85 Strat-Talker

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    11E404CD-F760-4D52-8A70-3F18CAF800A1.jpeg Here are all the versions I tried before settling on the 60’s American original “eggshell” guard. Stock was the mint green. The cream colored one seemed cool in theory but when it was actually on the guitar it had this weird pink color, I guess it didn’t pair with the surf green too well...
     
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    Connecticut Strat-O-Master

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    Don't underestimate piss yellow tho, If you take enough vitamin B Complex you'll get a highlighter color thats just mind blowing!!!

    (BTW didja ever get a dual stream? Thats just funny)
     
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  6. Geet

    Geet Stratology Major Silver Member

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    Thats a fine guitar, nice contrast between the white guard and the aged hardware
     
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  7. HazyPurple

    HazyPurple Without stress... my life would be empty Silver Member

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    Wow!, that's one of those night and day differences
     
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  8. Antstrat

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    Looks great :thumb:
     
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    I was trying to copy this custom shop guitar ;)
     
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  10. Geet

    Geet Stratology Major Silver Member

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    well i'd say you nailed it! and if yours is nitro it shouldn't take long to acheive that look
     
  11. Deathray

    Deathray Senior Stratmaster

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    I have one to add.
    Before:
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    and after (with Fat 50s):
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    Baelzebub Dr. Stratster

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    eXJTza3.jpg 20210312_131401.jpg Kept the pickguard...dumped the plastics....
     
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  13. Leofender

    Leofender Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    Wow... Geez that's an awesome colour, particularly the wood grain showing through in the close up shot!
    Love the new pickguard, that really compliments the whole vibe beautifully.
    What's the colour called?
    Is that a stock, factory colour?
     
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    It’s a standard Fender color on a Player series Strat called “Aged Cherry Burst”
     
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    Yeah..I hadn't seen that one till after I did it. Wasn't a deliberate attempt at imitation. I just thought all black with natural looked badass...
     
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    I hated the stainless one that was on my guitar when I bought it. IMG_0294.jpg IMG_0306.jpg
     
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    Went from tortoise shell to mint green on my Blonde '62 RI. Fairly drastic difference - I think in some ways the tortoise shell might look a little better, but it just wasn't quite my vibe. I like the classic 60's feel of blonde and mint.
     
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    2014 Roadhouse - Ocean Turquoise, Mint pickguard, black humbucker, maple neck. (Factory stock)

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    Replaced with a Warmoth tort pickguard, and a Zebra SD humbucker (this is a JB, but I have a Pearly Gates that looks identical)

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    Then replaced the maple neck with a Jim Root USA, ebony board... not for looks... but because I like the feel.

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