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Guitars Talk => Electric Guitars => : GreyBee March 03, 2011, 12:03:36 AM

: If I show you mine, will you show me yours ?!?!
: GreyBee March 03, 2011, 12:03:36 AM
DB's thread on his new H-140CM VCB got me thinking about pickguards.  It might be interesting to have a look at all the sizes and shapes out there - or lack thereof.  So, if I show you mine, will you show me yours???  ;)

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1417/5183776706_5020144268_z.jpg)

: Re: If I show you mine, will you show me yours ?!?!
: BogHead March 03, 2011, 08:21:45 AM
Since all 3 of my guitars have humbuckers (and 1 single coil in the middle on one) I wanted to try all single coils on one of my guitars. So I got busy.

This is my Carvin Bolt kit guitar with a custom made HSH pickguard.

(http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/1897/s5030493.jpg) (http://img132.imageshack.us/i/s5030493.jpg/)

I went to GFS to look up wired pickguards. I bought one called the tuxedo but the pups were pretty poor (not GFS branded) so I ordered a set of S60As from Carvin. I replaced the switch (had to duh) with a super switch and now I have tone control on all 3 pups. Now I have the new look and new sound of single coils I'm digging it.

(http://img576.imageshack.us/img576/8818/s5030189.jpg) (http://img576.imageshack.us/i/s5030189.jpg/)
: Re: If I show you mine, will you show me yours ?!?!
: diaper head March 03, 2011, 07:08:46 PM
i prefer not to have them. they hide the wood

mine is below:

(http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s180/cheezyridr/dillion1.jpg)

my other guitar has none:

(http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s180/cheezyridr/rox1.jpg)

grey, your guitar is beautiful!!!
: Re: If I show you mine, will you show me yours ?!?!
: DetroitBlues March 03, 2011, 10:07:11 PM
My "Family" photo is simple at best...

(http://i968.photobucket.com/albums/ae167/jjulch/DSC04956.jpg)
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: zagatron1 March 04, 2011, 04:22:28 PM
Great lookin' guitars guys!
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: DetroitBlues March 04, 2011, 10:01:23 PM
My "Family" photo is simple at best...

(http://i968.photobucket.com/albums/ae167/jjulch/DSC04956.jpg)

I perfer no pickguards if I can help it.... Even my acoustic had its removed!  ;)
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: creekster52 March 05, 2011, 07:04:31 PM
I picked this one up off Ebay a few days ago.

(http://i1140.photobucket.com/albums/n569/creekster52/KGrHqMOKi8E1KOv3fBNYY-B3ubg_12.jpg)

(http://i1140.photobucket.com/albums/n569/creekster52/KGrHqQOKiIE0nUwtzbfBNYY9ro9n_12.jpg)
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: BogHead March 05, 2011, 07:21:46 PM
That is sweet. Good deal?

Since we're showing off our axes, I guess I'll show the rest of mine. :D

This is my main axe, The Carvin DC127, lying next to the Carvin Bolt (kit)

(http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/6988/s5030195.jpg) (http://img11.imageshack.us/i/s5030195.jpg/)

This is the hand made BD (Buck Dharma) model by JC Harper Luthier.

(http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/761/s50300792.jpg) (http://img163.imageshack.us/i/s50300792.jpg/)
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: creekster52 March 05, 2011, 07:25:20 PM
It was $270 with case and free shipping! I was expecting something needed repair, but it is in excellent condition.
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: BogHead March 05, 2011, 07:29:58 PM
You did good. :)
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: creekster52 March 05, 2011, 07:32:20 PM
Man, I really like that Buck Dharma model. Very unique!
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: BogHead March 05, 2011, 08:49:25 PM
Thanks. That's the "no frills" model. The ones with bindings and paint jobs are really nice but I didn't want to spend money on 'em. It was poly wiped but I refinished it by sanding, staining and shellacking it. Bring the grains out a little more. I also changed the pups to Carvin Holdsworth set.

Yea, I'm a Carvinite. :D
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: hagarfreak33 March 06, 2011, 07:24:33 PM
Nice Guitars!
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: DetroitBlues March 06, 2011, 09:36:12 PM
I picked this one up off Ebay a few days ago.

(http://i1140.photobucket.com/albums/n569/creekster52/KGrHqMOKi8E1KOv3fBNYY-B3ubg_12.jpg)

(http://i1140.photobucket.com/albums/n569/creekster52/KGrHqQOKiIE0nUwtzbfBNYY9ro9n_12.jpg)

That's a rare one!  I've never seen a flammed maple in cherry.  I've only seen it in a sunburst....
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: diaper head March 08, 2011, 09:09:21 PM
it looks like a lucille. is that what it is?  that was b.b.s color, wasn't it?
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: creekster52 March 08, 2011, 09:23:08 PM
The Lucille models are black w/tortoise pickguard and have the varitone (rotary) selector switch, and they have a really nice tailpiece with fine tuners.

I think this is a Limited Edition Dot Deluxe that was offered in this color a few years ago. I've been thinking about replacing the pickguard because I've read that the "E" logo has a tendency to pop off these. Maybe a black/cream/black and matching trussrod cover?
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: DetroitBlues March 09, 2011, 07:46:28 AM
I've heard of that happening a well with the E logo.  But with all that flammed goodness underneath, why hide it?  I'd just take it off and set it aside.
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: creekster52 March 09, 2011, 09:05:42 PM
I might just do that DB. It sure would be cheaper LOL.
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: BogHead March 09, 2011, 09:10:19 PM
You can replace the guard to preserve it. Scratch the other guard and save the epi. I know it's an archtop but are there chances of scratching the paint while playing without the guard?
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: creekster52 March 09, 2011, 09:12:33 PM
You've got a point there BogHead. I'd hate to screw it up. There isn't a scratch on it anywhere.
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: BogHead March 09, 2011, 09:15:40 PM
I must say you did very well. :)

now where's that beer smilie?
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: DetroitBlues March 09, 2011, 09:18:14 PM
Only other idea I would have is to find a transparent pickguard similar to what's found on Gretchs
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: creekster52 March 09, 2011, 10:01:56 PM
Did someone mention beer?  :)