Charcoal Frost + which Pickguard ?

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Which Pickguard for my Charcoal Frost Jazzmaster

Dark Tort (from picture)
9
15%
Red Tort
15
25%
White Pearloid
2
3%
White
1
2%
White + Cream PUCovers&Knobs
1
2%
Mint
13
22%
Parchment
6
10%
Gold
12
20%
 
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Charcoal Frost + which Pickguard ?

Post by NICQ » Sat Nov 25, 2017 5:26 am

Assembled my new Jazzmaster build - rexter did a great job with the finish: the Charcoal Frost really looks gorgeous :?
The neck is a TVL B&B neck
Installed Curtis Novak JM90 in the neck and a JMCC in the bridge
Currently no rhythm section - just dummy switches


but I'm really undecided on which pickguard to go with...

I like the tort - looks great with the depth and without any yellow in it but my girlfriend says it looks boring because I always put tort on most of my Jazzmasters ;D
She thinks pearloid white looks more extraordinary and would go with that

I wanted to try white, cream and mint also but I've sent all my pickguards off to Deed_Poll form him to trace them for his templates so for now GIMP mockups have to suffice (sorry for that)


What is OSG'S opinion to charcoal frost - especially when it has a greenish tint?


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oh I forgot to mention the matching headstock :

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Re: Charcoal Frost + which Pickguard ?

Post by julius2790 » Sat Nov 25, 2017 5:33 am

Man...I really think the tort is the move:

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That's just wonderful!

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Re: Charcoal Frost + which Pickguard ?

Post by PixMix » Sat Nov 25, 2017 5:35 am

+1 on tort. Mint would be my second choice.

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Re: Charcoal Frost + which Pickguard ?

Post by PorkyPrimeCut » Sat Nov 25, 2017 5:47 am

Out of the choices I'd go mint but not as minty as the one pictured.

To be honest, I'd actually go off-white/parchment. ::)
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Re: Charcoal Frost + which Pickguard ?

Post by HH1978 » Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:15 am

Would have said mint, but from the pictures, tort looks the best to me

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Re: Charcoal Frost + which Pickguard ?

Post by NICQ » Sat Nov 25, 2017 7:46 am

PorkyPrimeCut wrote:
Sat Nov 25, 2017 5:47 am
Out of the choices I'd go mint but not as minty as the one pictured.

To be honest, I'd actually go off-white/parchment. ::)
This is the same pickguard but from a different phot - guess it's the light/camera

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I'm hesitant about mint because I think it'll looke weird with the stark white binding... don't you think?

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Re: Charcoal Frost + which Pickguard ?

Post by mbene085 » Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:07 am

I have been contemplating a CFM finish from rexter and pairing it with a black pickguard...don't forget that that's an option. Black with either black or white pickup covers and knobs could look great.

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Re: Charcoal Frost + which Pickguard ?

Post by PorkyPrimeCut » Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:34 am

NICQ wrote:
Sat Nov 25, 2017 7:46 am
PorkyPrimeCut wrote:
Sat Nov 25, 2017 5:47 am
Out of the choices I'd go mint but not as minty as the one pictured.

To be honest, I'd actually go off-white/parchment. ::)
This is the same pickguard but from a different phot - guess it's the light/camera

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I'm hesitant about mint because I think it'll looke weird with the stark white binding... don't you think?
That looks much better.

Personally, I wouldn't be too concerned about the binding as you've got white knobs & pickup covers.
OK, they're off-white but I still think it'd look OK. Alternatively, just go with a white guard. I'm a bit of a purist.
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Re: Charcoal Frost + which Pickguard ?

Post by Maggieo » Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:44 am

julius2790 wrote:
Sat Nov 25, 2017 5:33 am
Man...I really think the tort is the move:

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That's just wonderful!
Yep, but it's got to be that light, red tort, noot the darker versions.
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Re: Charcoal Frost + which Pickguard ?

Post by marqueemoon » Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:00 am

Mint, but a lighter mint. Too green and it looks weird with the blocks.

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Re: Charcoal Frost + which Pickguard ?

Post by julius2790 » Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:14 am

Maggieo wrote:
Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:44 am
julius2790 wrote:
Sat Nov 25, 2017 5:33 am
Man...I really think the tort is the move:

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That's just wonderful!
Yep, but it's got to be that light, red tort, noot the darker versions.
Yeah I agree totally

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Re: Charcoal Frost + which Pickguard ?

Post by Singlebladepickup » Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:41 am

To me, any Tort will look great

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Re: Charcoal Frost + which Pickguard ?

Post by bacca51 » Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:45 am

The tort you've got looks great!

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Re: Charcoal Frost + which Pickguard ?

Post by Zork » Sat Nov 25, 2017 12:34 pm

Just give it an anodized gold guard.

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Re: Charcoal Frost + which Pickguard ?

Post by PorkyPrimeCut » Sat Nov 25, 2017 2:36 pm

Zork wrote:
Sat Nov 25, 2017 12:34 pm
Just give it an anodized gold guard.
You know what? You could be on to something here. I saved this Danocaster picture from months ago...

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Jaw-droppingly gorgeous!
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