With or without pickguard?

Discussion in 'Other Guitars' started by squierTony, Jun 10, 2019.

Which do you like better?

  1. Without

    19 vote(s)
    70.4%
  2. With

    8 vote(s)
    29.6%
  1. squierTony

    squierTony Dr. Squier

    Age:
    46
    Jul 4, 2012
    MAUD Oklahoma
    What ya think? With or without? 20190610_200750.jpg 20190531_151224.jpg
     
  2. waynes world

    waynes world Squier-Meister

    Age:
    50
    409
    Jan 27, 2019
    Saskatoon
    I like with for the contrast man✌️And goes with the headstock
     
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  3. fattboyzz

    fattboyzz Squier-holic

    Age:
    54
    Nov 29, 2017
    Newnan ,Ga.
    Looking good either way !
     
  4. Loin Lover

    Loin Lover Squier-holic

    Jul 26, 2018
    Backwoods, USA
    I vote "without" for the sheer gold top beauty. That being said if your strummin' tends to get down and dirty the pg will certainly save some marks.

    Compromise--a clear pick guard will let her shine while protecting. I could not find a pic of a gold top with clear. Here is your chance to be the first on the twitternet! Haha. Attached pic is clear over a burst LP.
     

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  5. Loin Lover

    Loin Lover Squier-holic

    Jul 26, 2018
    Backwoods, USA
    I vote "without" for the sheer gold top beauty. That being said if your strummin' tends to get down and dirty the pg will certainly save some marks.

    Compromise--a clear pick guard will let her shine while protecting. I could not find a pic of a gold top with clear. Here is your chance to be the first on the twitternet! Haha. Attached pic is clear over a burst LP.
     
  6. Loin Lover

    Loin Lover Squier-holic

    Jul 26, 2018
    Backwoods, USA
    I vote "without" for the sheer gold top beauty. That being said if your strummin' tends to get down and dirty the pg will certainly save some marks.

    Compromise--a clear pick guard will let her shine while protecting. I could not find a pic of a gold top with clear. Here is your chance to be the first on the twitternet! Haha. Attached pic is clear over a burst LP.
     
  7. Loin Lover

    Loin Lover Squier-holic

    Jul 26, 2018
    Backwoods, USA
    I vote "without" for the sheer gold top beauty. That being said if your strummin' tends to get down and dirty the pg will certainly save some marks.

    Compromise--a clear pick guard will let her shine while protecting. I could not find a pic of a gold top with clear. Here is your chance to be the first on the twitternet! Haha. Attached pic is clear over a burst LP.
     
  8. Triple Jim

    Triple Jim Squier-holic

    That's four votes for "without". :)

    As @Loin Lover was saying, I think the way you use the pick should answer the question.
     
  9. Best1989

    Best1989 Squier-Nut

    522
    Apr 25, 2019
    Arequipa
    Difficult decision lol I'll vote without, but it looks good either way.
     
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  10. Kenneth Mountain

    Kenneth Mountain Squier-Axpert

    without or clear - it glows ! ! ! Congrats T ! ! !
     
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  11. Kenneth Mountain

    Kenneth Mountain Squier-Axpert

    without or clear - it glows ! ! ! Congrats T ! ! !
     
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  12. jjudas

    jjudas Squier-holic

    Mar 23, 2016
    Metro New Orleans
    With pickguard. Matches headstock.
     
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  13. Kenneth Mountain

    Kenneth Mountain Squier-Axpert

    all day this laggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg
     
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  14. drewcp

    drewcp Squier-holic

    Age:
    35
    Dec 14, 2018
    Saint Paul, MN
    I like without, especially on a goldtop. If I had it, I would find some shorter screws to fill the holes, but leave the pickguard off
     
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  15. ElRey67

    ElRey67 Squier-holic

    Age:
    52
    Jan 10, 2016
    Chandler, AZ
    "Without" a doubt, I chose leaving the pg off.
    Looks like a different guitar without it. I always hated the pg covering up part of the f hole.
    And with GoldTop carved tops, you gotta let the flow of that surface contour show all the way, in my eyes anyway.
    That is a seriously great looking guitar you got there!!!

    I had to remove the pg from mine.
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  16. Davis Sharp

    Davis Sharp Dr. Squier

    Jan 7, 2016
    Maryland, USA
    Without. I take the guards off all my archtops. Just don't flail around like a berserker.
     
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  17. radiotech

    radiotech Dr. Squier

    Apr 23, 2014
    Chicago
    I voted “without”, but then... look at mine I keep “meaning” to remove:
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  18. drewcp

    drewcp Squier-holic

    Age:
    35
    Dec 14, 2018
    Saint Paul, MN
  19. DrBeGood

    DrBeGood Squier-holic

    Dec 9, 2014
    Sutton QC, CANADA
    On the usual Gibson models, the pickguard always look like an afterthought, like something that was flapped there at the last minute by the store manager.

    So yeah without, every time for me..
     
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  20. Jay Jackson

    Jay Jackson Squier-Nut

    Age:
    65
    555
    Sep 1, 2018
    sanluisobispo CA (3401
    I like my F hole guitars with out the pick guard. For the most part the strings are high enough from the body that my pick dosent hit it.
     
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