It's back...you decide..on or off?

Col Mustard

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Off... I don't believe that an SG NEEDs a PG... some of the comments on these
boards are from members who do. And I don't really like plastic anything.

So if you wanted to mount a pickguard, I'd suggest you buy a 4x8" piece of ebony headstock veneer from Stewmac, trace your plastic part on it, cut it out with a dremel tool and mount that. a fairly radical alternative, but that's what you began this thread to find...
isn't it.

STEWMAC.COM - Peghead Overlay Veneer

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On. A little double-sided tape (one that won't mar the finish, of course) and the screw holes issue is a non-issue! :thumb:
 

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On, a SG without a scratchplate looks weird.

I don't get the three knob config, it's sheer folly, how much has that missing pot and drill hole saved Gibson on the RRP ?

$10 or something ?
 

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off. Normally, I'd say on, but with your knob configurations it looks like a choice between a '70s modded Gibson (w/o the pg) and a japanese knock-off (with the pg, because of the odd cutaway of the pg itself)
 

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Agreed, and I would vote off anyway. If there was a non-permanent way of adding one it wouldn't matter, but sadly there is not.
how about double sided tape? Completely removable with no tell tale holes. :thumb:
 

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My question is, did anyone else notice the pickup selector switch being sideways? I tried this an my SG also, but later changed it back.
 

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That does not look right, to me, under any circumstances. It breaks the flow of the lower line and exaggerates the awkward control arrangement.
I like the choice of knobs, although I'd have gone black with chrome inserts, but I'd lose the selector chip.
Ferrari Red is a very popular colour, so I'd think about a custom made clear acrylic guard, that press fits between the pickup rings.
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It's made it this far without any irreversible mods, I'd keep it that way.
;>)/

This model has a maple neck and ebony fingerboard!
 

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I'm a guy that likes his SGs with the guard ON in almost all circumstances. Almost. This being one where I would leave it off. It looks so much better without it.
 

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What year is your guitar? My 1983....

'84. I'm the original buyer. Came with different knobs, humbuckers and different Schaller wraparound bridge.
I guess after those 30yrs not liking that bare look, I can safely call myself an 'SG needs that pickguard' kinda guy.
How do you like yours overall? Kept it all original?
 


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