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  • i vote no guard,but either way it's beautiful

    i am jealous
    guitars are is better
    the combo is wonderful!


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      • No guard on that one. And on the truss rod cover what I think would look perfect is the same shade/color as the wood of the headstock. The black plastic is almost too black. (no spinal tap jokes)


        • no guard


          • Looks amazing!!! I vote black truss rod cover or rosewood. Or maybe shoot more of the dark brown onto the maple bit to darken it right up?

            No guard is my vote.


            • I think the burst trust rod cover looks phenomenal.. very unique.
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              • With guard

                Trussrod cover to match headstock, but don't forget to put your signature on it


                • No guard. They should be forbidden on LPs.


                  • I looks much better without the pickguard.


                    • I gotta say I had liked the idea of the wood truss rod cover.... till I saw it... I think the black would look better.

                      As for the pick guard... Frankly I like pickguards on LP's, so Im biased... [what is strange, becouse I dont use a pick....] so I would install it if it was mine.


                      • Definitely no on the pickguard, don't want to hide home made custom work. That's like grandma putting all those radishes on top of her award winning potato salad.

                        I for one think the wood truss cover is a must. Fits in very nicely with the feel of what you are creating.


                        • Excellent progress Freeman! I always enjoy checking this thread.

                          As for your two questions, my votes are as followed:

                          Black plastic truss rod cover

                          Yes pickguard, but in a darker cream to match the pickup rings.

                          I agree, if you go with a Guard, then it needs to match the pickup rings. I do like it with a Guard tho.

                          As for the TRC, Could we see the burst one in a pic of the whole guitar? Maybe it'd make more sense if we see it along side the body's colour.
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                          • No guard! Let's see as much of that amazing finish as possible!
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                            Thrash the establishment, strip it down, and let it rip.

                            Originally Posted by Deadbeat Son

                            There's no "just a" allowed here. There's no reason to denigrate a great guitar that does the trick for you just because it's less expensive than someone else's.

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                            • Thanks everyone. For right now I'm going to leave the p/g off - I don't use them on my acoustics and once I drill the holes I'm committed. If I start to scratch it I can always put one on.

                              And I'm going to play around with the TR cover some more - it was kind of fun to make the maple one but I'm not too crazy about it. I've got some rosewood scrap - maybe I can make one with a very fine around the edge - I'll experiment and see what happens.

                              Tonight I'll post some pictures of setting it up - today we are going out to hunt our Christmas tree.


                              • Very nice. and good luck on finding the perfect Christmas tree.
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