Had an idea I wanted a different shape for the pickguard, so I decided to cut this spare one that I had, at first I thought this had to to go but have lived with it for a day now and its starting to look Ok and it might stay. :icon_scratch:
I can't decide if I would dig it in person or not. Maybe it would have been better to have less of an angle on the cut away portion and more of a smooth straight line from the neck pickup area to the selector switch.
I did something similar to try to show more grain on a korina body, think pretty much everybody hated it and I'm beginning to get tired of looking at it myself, may go back to a conventional PG on this one:
I like that too willyk, its a lot softer/smoother than my cut, I think I am just after something that will give the guitar a little touch of visual difference. Maybe in the end I will go back to the expected look. I am open to all suggestions and appreciate all feedback. Thanks.
There used to be a guy on eBay that made custom pickguards and knobs, but he's not on there any more, that where I ordered the maple one. I just looked and the only thing I see there know are some that have thin wood veneers glued to plastic pickguards which will be a bitch to cut...
Try googling around, there are a couple of people doing these, here's the first one I found: http://home.comcast.net/~pickguards/rwood.htm
the second option, regretably done with photo shop, looks better and more rounded. it seems to match the curves of the guitar better than the very angluar cut that was originally made. i think there are some strats in the warmoth gallery that have this kind of pickguiard.
i hope this helps you decide what pickguard is right for you. best of luck to you.
Thanks for the info guys. I might take mine off again and cut the angle a bit differently to smooth it out a bit. I like the line on Jacks wooden guard and the cocobolo guard from the gallery which is similar to a mock up willyk did for me in a previous post.