Which Pickguard?

Discussion in 'Squier Telecasters' started by JVjunky, May 24, 2020.

  1. JVjunky

    JVjunky Squier-Meister

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    I guess this question has been asked many times, but I'll ask again. What's the
    best colour for the pickguard for my CV 50's Vintage Blonde Tele?
    It has the usual black at the moment and I also have a Tortoiseshell for it, but I
    quite like either a 5 hole single ply white or 'aged' one. Any suggestions?

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  2. dbrian66

    dbrian66 Dr. Squier

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    Black.

    I just bought a pine Tele body on eBay, and I think I’m going to go for that look. Just a very transparent white finish with a black guard. My only question is which fretboard? Yours looks great with the maple!
     
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  3. JVjunky

    JVjunky Squier-Meister

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    As you can see, I'm lucky enough to have both types of fretboards! Some say Maple is a bit brighter sounding and Rosewood slightly warmer. My 60's Custom has Alnico 5 pups, the 50's
    has Alnico 3, so there's a difference there as well.
     
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  4. dbrian66

    dbrian66 Dr. Squier

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    I definitely like the feel of maple better. But not by much. And I honestly can’t hear a difference in tone between the two. But I am a very amateur player, so the lack of a tone difference probably has more to do with my fingers more than anything. So for me it comes down to what looks best on each different guitar.

    I actually kind of think an all rosewood neck would look pretty good on a blond Tele. But man, they are expensive! I only paid $30 for the body, not sure if I should spend $200 on a neck! LOL!

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  5. JVjunky

    JVjunky Squier-Meister

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    If that neck is solid Rosewood then I guess it will be expensive, in fact I've never seen one like that before! Not sure how it would feel, you'd have to either gloss varnish it or use a satin varnish on the back?
     
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  6. IronSchef

    IronSchef Dr. Squier

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    I think either cv50s blondes - old school black looks best! (IMHO) :)
     
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  7. mdparent03

    mdparent03 Squier-holic

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    Just swap pickguards on both your teles and bang done. You are welcome.
     
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  8. dbrian66

    dbrian66 Dr. Squier

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    I don’t know what the proper way of finishing a rosewood neck would be. The neck I looked at is unfinished though, so I would have to educate myself. I doubt very seriously I will buy it.
     
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  9. Dana Rudd

    Dana Rudd Squier-Meister

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    Well my white blonde CV 50's has the black guard my white Player has the white guard. I don't see a reason to change mine. I like the way yours looks now. Would like to see a tort one up close though.
     
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  10. JVjunky

    JVjunky Squier-Meister

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    This is my CV Tele when I bought it but changed it back to black!

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  11. gary mitchell

    gary mitchell Squier-Nut

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  12. AllroyPA

    AllroyPA Squier-Axpert

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    Black pearl, I like to match the pickguard to the fretboard dots, takes the eye up and down the guitar then
     
  13. It's like it should be … black. ;)
    Cheers, Barrie.