Guess I'll keep the pickguard on

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by StJohn, Jul 19, 2016.

  1. StJohn

    StJohn Country Gent

    Jun 5, 2008
    North Louisiana
    I made one last attempt to rub this off tonight, but looks like it's staying, and so the pickguard stays on. I don't know if the previous owner changed the gasket that was under the guard or what, but oh well....at least it looks good with the guard! Anyone else ever seen this on nitro? image.jpeg
     
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  2. stevo

    stevo Friend of Fred

    May 1, 2012
    Atlanta
    You can hide your wire dressing with the pickguard.
     
  3. ZackyDog

    ZackyDog Friend of Fred

    Age:
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    Feb 6, 2015
    In the USA
    Please keep your pick guard on. Remember:

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  4. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Country Gent

    Mar 6, 2014
    Phoenix, AZ
    Nitro reacts to all kinds of foam and rubber---you cant' even keep them on guitar stands for long without marring the finish. I suspect this is the same...
     
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  5. StJohn

    StJohn Country Gent

    Jun 5, 2008
    North Louisiana
    Yeah, I've just never seen a stock foam do that to a guitar. Makes me think it was changed at some point.
     
  6. MikeSchindler

    MikeSchindler Synchromatic

    979
    Feb 3, 2014
    Pennsylvania
    I had it on my sslvo .. I was able to buff it out and now I have a thick piece of white felt there.. No marks in case I take off the guard.
     
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  7. T simmons

    T simmons Friend of Fred

    Age:
    60
    Jun 5, 2013
    California
    The felt sounds like a good idea.
     
  8. StJohn

    StJohn Country Gent

    Jun 5, 2008
    North Louisiana
    Yes it does. If I can ever get my hands on a drill mounted buffer wheel, I will definitely give that a shot. Thanks for the felt and buffer idea, mike
     
  9. MikeSchindler

    MikeSchindler Synchromatic

    979
    Feb 3, 2014
    Pennsylvania
    I cut out a piece I found from a felt bass pick I used to use and simply screwed the bracket screw through it..
     
  10. DaddyDog

    DaddyDog Country Gent

    Sep 18, 2011
    Mississauga, Canada
    Last week I took the guard off of my lacquered Falcon and did not have a mark like that. Hope you can get it out.
     
  11. StJohn

    StJohn Country Gent

    Jun 5, 2008
    North Louisiana
    The previous owner did some questionable things to this guitar, so it wouldn't surprise me if he took the stock nitro-friendly foam pice off and replaced it with one that burned through. Don't get me wrong, it's a great guitar that I love, and I"m glad to have found one close to the one I used to have, but there were some weird things....I mean, the guy put guitar wax on the Bigsby, pup covers, and knobs! That was a b****h to get that haze off! I also had to put a small washer under one of the screws of the Bigsby on the butt end of the guitar so it would sit square and not try to push itself to the right, causing the high E to lean too close towards the edge of the neck.
     
  12. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Country Gent

    Mar 6, 2014
    Phoenix, AZ
    Maybe this is what you meant, but a Dremel would be best to focus on that tiny area. Good idea on the felt too--good luck!
     
  13. StJohn

    StJohn Country Gent

    Jun 5, 2008
    North Louisiana
    LOL, yes Dremel is what I meant...a big drill mounted one would be a little tough to handle on a small spot!
     
  14. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Country Gent

    Mar 6, 2014
    Phoenix, AZ
    Whew good, just don't do this (I learned the hard way :)):
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  15. Mal Belford

    Mal Belford Gretschie

    403
    Apr 4, 2016
    Sweden
    Got to ask...

    Is it the black ring around the hole we talking about (sorry for being stupid....english is not my native language)....

    If so...ill say let it be....and yes no pickguard...that me...as i love naked and not dressed (hehe)
     
  16. StJohn

    StJohn Country Gent

    Jun 5, 2008
    North Louisiana
    Mal, yes it's the circle. I may just do that! I actually love both looks, and I usually go back and forth with my other 6120...may as well do it on this one too!
     
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  17. Mal Belford

    Mal Belford Gretschie

    403
    Apr 4, 2016
    Sweden
    That is patina.....in my eyes....

    If pickguard on....then it is...if not then naked ;).......

    Like this...;)....for me ;)....

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  18. MikeSchindler

    MikeSchindler Synchromatic

    979
    Feb 3, 2014
    Pennsylvania
    It happened on a lot of nitro sslvo guitars . Mine is a 2005.. A lot of people got that mark from the stock piece .they may have changed the material on newer guitars but the felt works well.
     
  19. johnstjohn

    johnstjohn Electromatic

    20
    Jun 29, 2016
    Brooklyn, NY
    Have you considered doing a clear guard? If it was good enough for Eddie...
     
  20. Trash Kidd

    Trash Kidd Country Gent

    Age:
    55
    Dec 14, 2015
    London U.K.
    I love clear guards :)
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