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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-14-2018, 03:21 PM Thread Starter
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UV777 replacement pickguard - what color?

So, I am just not a fan of the mirror. I am thinking of going with a pearl like the VWH, but i don't think it would look that great either. I want something 'wider', like one of these: Pearls ? Galaxy Plastic

Part of me wants something closest to the inlays color, but part of me wants something like the light blue. What does everyone think?

Maybe something like this? I would go with this if it was 3 play, but I think is exactly what it is, just the one ply.

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Re: UV777 replacement pickguard - what color?

I don't think you'd be at all happy with the blue, I know what you mean about the mirror though.

I'd fit a 3-ply plain black guard, it wouldn't look out of place or clash with the rest of the guitar.
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Re: UV777 replacement pickguard - what color?

No, it's too damned black as it is LOL. Maybe a black pearl though? Something that brings out the minimal amount of color in the inlays would be ideal, like it was a bigger piece of inlay or something.
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Re: UV777 replacement pickguard - what color?

Maybe you could try to match the abalone portion of the inlays? I searched "abalone pickguard" and it doesn't look bad against black. You'd want to check out the pattern though to make sure it doesn't look cheesy or fake.
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Re: UV777 replacement pickguard - what color?

The abalone looks like this (from that particular set)

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Re: UV777 replacement pickguard - what color?

There are much darker examples on the image search I did, none look that light and consistent.

How about Black Mother of Pearl?
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Re: UV777 replacement pickguard - what color?

If you're sticking with Galaxy Plastics, Smoke P-7000 might look cool

Pearls ? Galaxy Plastic
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Yeah, that one might look great. It's got that bit of gold in it that makes that bit less monochromatic.
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Re: UV777 replacement pickguard - what color?

Maybe consider using matte aluminum (i.e. JEM10) or slightly off-white pearl considering the UV has a body binding and pyramid inlays. The dark guard doesn't add to the guitar IMHO.
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Re: UV777 replacement pickguard - what color?

That looks better than I thought it would, honestly
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Re: UV777 replacement pickguard - what color?

I saw in March a UV777BK with a pearloid pickguar in an ALS masterclass. Gorgeous.

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Re: UV777 replacement pickguard - what color?

I will get a white pearloid one, they're the cheapest anyway lol. If I don't like it I'll just try something else.
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Just waiting on Nate Perle now. Maybe pics this weekend if the mail comes through for me
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Re: UV777 replacement pickguard - what color?

I've been toying with the idea of using a marble effect pickguard. Maybe you could try something like this?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ibanez-Pi...KPFetC0evxl35A
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