Guitars without pickguards

HeyMikey

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I have some of that Stewmac material, but then found out about the on/off static type material like what Taylor and SBM promotes. I’m thinking this might allow the top to patina more evenly over time?



 

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That's pretty cool! Noting the warning on nitro finishes though...
I believe Nitro off gasses a lot for a few months then less as it cures. So new guitars are probably most at risk of a reaction. I just like the idea of removing it to let the area age with the rest of the top.
 

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Bonneville, THAT'S the ticket!!! How nice looking is that? Exactly what I had in mind..... Bravo!!

And although, Chris' suggestion of the clear type pickguard is a good one (Don has one on his Avalon made in Ireland and it's super stable and no discoloration over many years) I can't stop looking at his SHOES!!! Chris, you avant garde fashion plate, you!!! (y)
 

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Well I spoke with Fender. Looks like there's no part number for the pickguard on custom shop acoustics. Also told me it was from 2013-- NOT 2006 -- and that they shipped with a CoA (which it doesn't have but could get re-scanned for 75 bucks once authenticated) and a one-ply gold guard.

Craigslist-- sigh.
 

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And I met with the guy and played it. It's quite nice-- the burst was crazy good-- but had a bunch of non-structural dings that weren't disclosed. Given those, no CoA, no pickguard, I'm thinking it's a pass. The price wasn't bad so it's going to linger around in my brain for a while.
 

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I have used the clear self stick pick guards. Easy on easy off and reusable with no damage.
 

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I think tortoise shell (rather than gold/bronze) would rock on that Kingman. Very pretty burst by the way. And, Fro's comment about them making some Fender acoustics (including, I think, the Kingman Pro) in New Hartford is spot on. Anyway, if you can get one from New Hartford, I'm sure you won't be disappointed. Having said that, your money might be better spent on a Guild dread. Just sayin' :)
 
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