The Acoustic Guitar Forum

Go Back   The Acoustic Guitar Forum > General Acoustic Guitar and Amplification Discussion > General Acoustic Guitar Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 04-30-2019, 05:06 PM
RP's Avatar
RP RP is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Charlottesville, VA
Posts: 13,245
Default Pickguards for Taylor Grand Pacifics...

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...
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-30-2019, 06:49 PM
dhodgeh's Avatar
dhodgeh dhodgeh is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: FLA-USA
Posts: 592
Default

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).

D
__________________
"There's a lot of music in songs"
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-30-2019, 08:03 PM
Stevien Stevien is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Oregon (God's Country)
Posts: 1,124
Wink

A Greven Tortis medium teardrop would look great on these. Available at LMI.
Steve
Attached Images
File Type: jpg pickguard-tortis-medium-teardrop.jpg (19.9 KB, 294 views)
__________________
"Naturally torrified, & unnaturally horrified, since 1954"

2006 Martin J-41 Special
2008 Martin OMCE Walnut
2008 Martin OMC Cherry
2015 Martin SSC-OM35-15
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-30-2019, 08:21 PM
gr81dorn gr81dorn is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Posts: 868
Default

Iím kinda digging this J200 style one that Butch Walker has on his

Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-23-2019, 03:01 PM
kcnbys kcnbys is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 1,723
Default

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??

__________________
Taylor 517
Taylor DN3
Yamaha FS800
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-23-2019, 03:09 PM
Wade Hampton Wade Hampton is online now
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Chugiak, Alaska
Posts: 24,921
Default

It looks good to me.


whm
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-23-2019, 03:12 PM
RP's Avatar
RP RP is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Charlottesville, VA
Posts: 13,245
Default

Looks great....
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 05-23-2019, 03:24 PM
Wade Hampton Wade Hampton is online now
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Chugiak, Alaska
Posts: 24,921
Default

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.


whm
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 05-23-2019, 03:57 PM
boneuphtoner boneuphtoner is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Maryland
Posts: 198
Default

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.
__________________
Taylors: 714ce (cedar), 317e
Eastmans: E1D, PCH1-GACE
Martin Backpacker
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 05-23-2019, 06:14 PM
rpatkin rpatkin is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Fort Davis, Texas
Posts: 314
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)
__________________
1980 Gurian S3R H
2016 Taylor 322 12 Fret
2017 Martin Custom Shop 0-21
... so far.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 05-23-2019, 08:12 PM
Audie Audie is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 111
Default

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!
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 06-10-2019, 02:24 PM
Shades of Blue's Avatar
Shades of Blue Shades of Blue is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 3,656
Default

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.
__________________
Taylor 717 Grand Pacific
Taylor 517 Grand Pacific
Taylor GS Mini Mahogany
Martin Dread Jr
Seagull S6 Spruce
Fender '61 Thin Skin Strat
Gibson Les Paul Traditional
PRS SC245

They say that tone is in the fingers....I say it is in your head.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 06-10-2019, 05:29 PM
scooter74 scooter74 is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 1,204
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RP View Post
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.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 06-11-2019, 09:42 AM
curiousdave84 curiousdave84 is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 120
Default

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
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 06-11-2019, 11:13 AM
ataylor ataylor is online now
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 1,646
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by curiousdave84 View Post
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!
Reply With Quote
Reply

  The Acoustic Guitar Forum > General Acoustic Guitar and Amplification Discussion > General Acoustic Guitar Discussion

Thread Tools



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:34 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, The Acoustic Guitar Forum
vB Ad Management by =RedTyger=