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Old 03-02-2012, 06:23 AM
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Default do I add a pickguard?

I just bought a pretty new Takamine ETN10c. It doesn't have a pick guard. Would you add one? I'm not sure what to do.
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Old 03-02-2012, 06:29 AM
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Cedar-topped guitars are going to show wear, so yes, I would add a pickguard. Plus, it's a dreadnaught and IMO, dreadnaughts look off without a pickguard.
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Old 03-02-2012, 06:39 AM
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Default cool pick guard

Along with this question, is there any place to get a unique/cool looking pick guard?
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Old 03-02-2012, 06:43 AM
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Check out Stewart MacDonald:

http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Pickguar...ickguards.html
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Default Forget Steward MacDonald

You sure do need a pickguard if you strum, and strum hard.

If you play fingerstyle, it's less necessary.

I have gotten Martin pickguards on eBay, and they had (maybe still do) the classic Martin-issue teardrop pickguard in a variety of models.

However, if you want to add a cool tortoise-like pickguard, then go to Maury's Music and check out the Greven Tor-Tis pickguards. They cost a lot, but they look great. Avilable in dreadnought size and also the smaller OM style, in a variety of colors and patterns.

Whatever you get, don't get black. It's just too severe. Unless, of course, your guitar happens to be black.
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Old 03-02-2012, 07:57 AM
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Default wood pick guard?

I'm seeing some very nice looking wood pick guards. Any experience? I'm wondering if they would dampen the sound at all.
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Old 03-02-2012, 08:07 AM
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Default Greven Dalmatian Guard

I am always partial to the Greven. (GR-D28 @ first quality music):

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