My MIM Tele that nothing original is left on it other than the body, and that got painted Surf Green, plays fantastic and sounds great but it had one thing that I disliked about the looks. The pickguard mounted Lollar Charlie Christian pickup and the 8 hole pickguard together looked like a riveter was building a DC10 Solution, 5 hole vintage guard and body mounted the pickup. Problems, the pickup was not made for a body mount, there are no pickguards with CC pickup cut outs. Amazingly enough, those were not easy problems to solve. Just getting the pickup modified and mounted in the body not set up for a body mount and locating it in the correct position to line up with the CC cut out in the pickguard I had to do by hand was a trick. Well, it all worked out.......And was fun to do. Before shot After shots I even went with vintage slotted screws....Silly me The only thing I miss about the old pickguard is the cool yellowing that happened to that stark white guard over the years. It started as white as the one I just put on.