Pick guard

Discussion in 'Streamliner Gretsch Forum' started by Rik Marelli, Sep 10, 2021.

  1. Rik Marelli

    Rik Marelli Electromatic

    17
    May 20, 2021
    Devon
    Hi, looking at my G 2622, does anyone prefer removing the pick guard ?
     
  2. wabash slim

    wabash slim I Bleed Orange

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    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Some do, some don't. Personal choice, really. I like 'em myself---protects the body as it's name implies. YMMV.
     
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  3. Davis Sharp

    Davis Sharp Gretschie

    181
    Apr 25, 2016
    Maryland, USA
    I remove the pickguards on my archtops. I don't like how they cover up the beauty.
     
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  4. Teledriver

    Teledriver Synchromatic

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    829
    Feb 12, 2011
    Iowa City, IA
    The only guitar I have without one is my 5120. It was the silver pg, and I knew I didn’t want it all scratched up (plus I also wanted to reveal the guitar’s full beauty). Also the silver never looked as good as a gold one, inho.
     
  5. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    usa
    I run around naked. Have for a long, long time.

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  6. DougWheeler74

    DougWheeler74 Synchromatic

    501
    Jul 10, 2019
    NE Wisconsin, US
    I put a clear one on mine. Kind of in between a pick guard and no pick guard visually.

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  7. Jeff67

    Jeff67 Country Gent

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    Nov 3, 2019
    Crockett, Texas
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  8. Dana Rudd

    Dana Rudd Country Gent

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    Nov 26, 2019
    Greybull, WY
    I'm heavy handed so leave the pickguards on.
     
  9. Archtops

    Archtops Country Gent

    Mar 4, 2021
    SoCal
    Pickguard always stays on.
     
  10. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    usa
    Thank you Jeff.

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  11. Glaw

    Glaw Gretschie

    258
    Aug 30, 2017
    ca.
    Got to say they looks awesome without the pick guards. If I did that it would feel like I just a got four new guitars.
     
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  12. Glaw

    Glaw Gretschie

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    Aug 30, 2017
    ca.
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  13. Glaw

    Glaw Gretschie

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    Aug 30, 2017
    ca.
  14. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa Cruz
    I love the look of no guard, but I can’t do that. I flatpick and finger plant and my guitars would look like Trigger in a few years if I removed the pickguards…:eek:

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  15. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    usa
    Bet they would be great buddies!
     
  16. rocko

    rocko Electromatic

    I prefer the appearance and the acoustic volume of my Gretschs without the pickguard. I don't use a pick anyway so it really serves no purpose for me.
     
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  17. petit bouche

    petit bouche Newbie

    3
    Jun 19, 2021
    london
    I rest my little finger on the guard to fingerpick
     
  18. slickfaster

    slickfaster Country Gent

    Dec 29, 2009
    USA
    It’s a proven fact!!! Pick-guards are tone suckers… my top vibrates more naturally without one.. I once A/B two exact guitars…one with a guard, other without. All things being the same the sustainability and focused sonic attack was noticeably enhanced without the mud flap.. FD702490-98F2-47E7-8A48-8F0933D9A8FB.jpeg
     
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  19. Johnny ray

    Johnny ray Electromatic

    94
    Jun 29, 2018
    Indiana
    The pickguard on my 2019 Streamliner was cheap plastic and scratched easily. So I took it off. I like the looks of it better also.
     
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  20. Wavey

    Wavey Gretschie

    137
    Dec 31, 2016
    LWR
    I removed the pickguards from my '61 Guild Starfire, '73 Les Paul Custom, and '37 Gibson L7. I left them on the two Falcons (6136, 7594). Just like 'em better that way...
     
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