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Old 04-30-2019, 05:06 PM
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Was wondering if anyone had purchased a pick guard for their new Taylor Grand Pacific. I know that I can contact Taylor to find out if they've made them available but thought I'd check with my AGF buddies first...
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I asked about using one of their static universal pick guards and was informed that they would not cling to the finish (must be a glossy finish for the thing to stick).

Was also informed that pick guards for the GP's would be coming soon. The rep also stated that the finish was harder than a typical pick guard (which I have a hard time believing).

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A Greven Tortis medium teardrop would look great on these. Available at LMI.
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Iím kinda digging this J200 style one that Butch Walker has on his

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Old 05-23-2019, 03:01 PM
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I recently purchased a 517, and had this custom pickguard made (Holter Pickguards). I had it styled to replicate the R. Taylor Style 3 pickguard shape. I haven't actually applied it to the 517 yet. I tend to prefer pickguards and am a pretty heavy strummer. What do ya'll think??

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It looks good to me.


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Looks great....
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To me these Grand Pacific models have more of a Gibson than a Martin vibe, so I think my own inclination would be to track down a firestripe pickguard for it. But that one you have does look good.


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Old 05-23-2019, 03:57 PM
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Oddly enough Taylor decided to put the pick guard on the 317s - is this an aesthetic decision I suppose? If that were true, I could understand not putting it on the pretty honey burst builders editions, but they leave the guards off of the plain builders editions also.
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Default Pickguards for Taylor Grand Pacifics...

The Holter looks great ... but then, Iíve never liked Taylorís pick guards (I put a small teardrop style tor-tis from LMI on my 322 12 fret)
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Old 05-23-2019, 08:12 PM
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I think the answer is these guitars, except for the 317 are builders editions, which are spec'd by the builder. The builder did not want pickguards. I was at the roadshow recently and Taylor said they are only building 2000 of these. When they are gone they are gone and the vast majority are already gone. I am seeing next year the GP's will be across more of the product lines, perhaps even Summer NAMM will reveal a new option!
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I personally like the look without the pickguard. I think that the standard Taylor pickguard would look terrible on the Builder's Edition guitars because of the rounded edges theme. Seems like it would visually clash. I think it looks great on the 317 though!

Hmm...so now I'm wondering what I will do long term. I rest my pinky on the pickguard to steady my hand. I have noticed that this causes really bad noise on the matte finish when recording. I wonder if there is a temporary option that could be put in that area just for recording.
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Old 06-10-2019, 05:29 PM
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Was wondering if anyone had purchased a pick guard for their new Taylor Grand Pacific. I know that I can contact Taylor to find out if they've made them available but thought I'd check with my AGF buddies first...
Didn't I read that you bought a 317? Everyon one of those I've seen had the Taylor guard on it already.
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I put a Taylor shaped one from Holter Pickguards on my 517 sunburst and I think it looks great. I don't think it clashes with the rounded edges or rounded shape of the builders edition
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I put a Taylor shaped one from Holter Pickguards on my 517 sunburst and I think it looks great. I don't think it clashes with the rounded edges or rounded shape of the builders edition
Sounds nice ó letís see!
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