Off for this Les Paul.
I like the reflectors too, but I think anything you put on will look good. When I think cream plastics, I picture these (yours do look white in the photo) but then they would not look good with the pickups.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.
Here 'on' won by a lot.
On Gretsch-Talk 'off' won by a lot.
But on TDPRI with 143 votes cast the results are 72-71 in favour of 'on'. I've never seen a guitar page poll that close before!
It's all about who you are ..
Mike Bloomfield, Joe Bonamassa, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, M. Taylor, Eric Clapton, Stan Webb - ON
Paul Kossoff, Peter Green, Duane Allman (!) - OFF
Congrats on the LP! Looks great either way. My preference for my own is with the pickguard because I never really thought about taking it off. I took it off a couple of years ago and it just didn't appeal to me the same way. But your grain is way nicer than mine. What do you prefer?
I vote off,... unless you considered going with a matching wooden pick guard to still protect the body.Dickey Betts is my favourite player, but he has LPs with pick guards and LPs without so he's no damned help!