Where did I say that the placement of a pickguard affects the setup ? I only said the pickguard looked to be closer to the bridge than the neck pickup from the gaps between the parts from a photo. I never said that affected setup or functionality. The cosmetic appearance of perfect alignment though, it's not perfect and that's what the original post was about, what fits perfectly & what doesn't. Your's is the same ? It's just as imperfectly aligned. Doesn't bother me either way that either guitar is like they are. I don't have to look at the crooked picture on the wall everyday, both of you do. What either of you choose to do about it is your own business. I merely commented to the original post as to what could be done for perfect alignments for his guitar. Whether he runs with any suggestions I made is his business just the same as what bothers you about your's.