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Discussion in 'Streamliner Gretsch Forum' started by Rik Marelli, Sep 10, 2021.
Hi, looking at my G 2622, does anyone prefer removing the pick guard ?
Some do, some don't. Personal choice, really. I like 'em myself---protects the body as it's name implies. YMMV.
I remove the pickguards on my archtops. I don't like how they cover up the beauty.
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.
I run around naked. Have for a long, long time.
I put a clear one on mine. Kind of in between a pick guard and no pick guard visually.
I still love the orange quilt- top!
I'm heavy handed so leave the pickguards on.
Pickguard always stays on.
Thank you Jeff.
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.
You’re taunting my tiger strip orange.
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…
Bet they would be great buddies!
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.
I rest my little finger on the guard to fingerpick
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..
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.
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...