Re: if you use wood for stratocaster pickguard, does it affect tone?
- From: Rick N. Backer <ken.wilson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2008 17:00:02 -0700
On Mon, 13 Oct 2008 16:14:23 -0400, Meat Plow <meat@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
did courageously avow:
On Mon, 13 Oct 2008 11:25:49 -0700 (PDT), Adams661
On Oct 12, 1:49?pm, "TTT" <T...@xxxxxxx> wrote:
Just wondering why is plastic usually used for stratocaster pickguard?
If you use wood for pickguard, does it sound different than when you use
plastic? I've heard mics pick up some of the acoustic vibrations of the body
when they guitar is played, is that true?
Thanks for your insights,
I use aluminum signs for pickguards from time to time. Mostly for
control cavity covers though. I polish them on a buffing wheel. A
wooden pickguard for a Strat isnt hard to do if you have a scroll saw.
They're plenty strong and stable once you get them screwed down.
Though the lists of reasons for using plastic are all logical.
I think the only thing on L.Fenders mind was that plastic is as cheap
it comes. Everything about the Strat and Tele is done with cheap as
the main consideration.
I think they used plastic for the same reasons all the others who
chose plastic for pick guards.
You could no longer legally use tortoise shell for pickguards because
tortoises had become protected. BTW, saw an old arch-top acoustic
with the original tortoise shell pickguard. That shell is one tough
piece of material.
Amer. Dlx. Tele, Gary Moore LP, LP DC Classic w/P90s,
Jeff Beck Strat, Morgan OM Acoustic, Gibson CS-336,
Mesa LSS, Victoria 5112
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