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Pick gaurd on or off?

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I just picked up a new plain top Les Paul Classic in Honeyburst finish. I can't decide whether I like it better with the pick guard on or off. Right now I am leaning towards off.

What does everyone else think?

The second picture with the guard off doesn't show the grain that well, but you still get the idea of how the top looks from the first picture.





 

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Although it looks good either way, I much prefer it with the pickguard off.
 

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Agree with most of the others. I usually prefer the look of a Les Paul with the pick guard ON, but yours looks better with it off due to the rich wood grain.
 

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not liking the white plastics....
 
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not liking the white plastics....

They are cream, they just look really light.

I normally prefer reflector knobs, but the overall look of the guitar was quite light so I changed them to darken things up a wee bit.
 

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If the pickguard was (imitation) tortoiseshell with creme binding, the choice would be much tougher. Some pickguards are classier-looking than others; especially against nice wood-grain.
 
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