Check this out...long post - get comfy.
I ordered an aftermarket pickguard from Chandler for my UV. I was going to replace the cheesey mirror on my '99 777BK - I ordered a white one and Alden/YaYoGaak was going to swirl it for me (he gone quite swirly mad, ya know
After a long wait, the pickguard arrived at his house. He sent me an e-mail saying that it didn't fit quite right on his UV777DY (the custom one). It also bothered him that the pickguard didn't have the beveled edge like the stock ones do. Here's what it looked like laid over his guitar:
After much deliberation, I decided that I'd have him send me the plain white one and I'd use it as a temporary replacement while i sent him the mirror for swirling. After the project was complete, I'd send him back the white one to sell as a project for a Jemsiter who might not care as much.
I received the plain white one in the mail today and laid it over my UV and it fits perfectly
My best guess is that they changed the shape slightly when they changed the neck joint to AANJ.
Since it fits right, I can live without the beveling. Question is now...do I send him back the white one for my swirl and sell the mirror as-is (it's got a few minor cracks which will 'disappear' when swirled) or do i go with the 2nd plan and have the original mirrorguard swirled and sell the white one for somebody's project?
What would you do?
Also, do you think that there would be more of a market for the mirrored one or for the white one?