I'm not a huge fan of pickguards, so since this one didn't NEED one, I wanted to leave it without.
It's a lot of blue, that's for sure, but it's definately a little unique.
Kinda has that old school Paul Gilbert feel to it with the vibrant color.
I typically always replace a 5-way blade toggle with a 3-way blade toggle when I'm using EMGs in my guitars, so when it came time for this project, the same guy I bought the neck from (here on Jemsite) also had the JPM switch, so that made me go that route. Besides, I like those type of switches.
I think I paid like $20 for the switch if my memory is correct (look thru the classifieds to see the ad where I picked up the neck and the switch).
(It is a three position switch).
While I love the Jems, I don't particularly love all of the finish options available on them, so when I can put one together and do it my way, I tend to do something a little different with them.
Here's my other custom Jem that I put together.
(And also the reason I didn't do a pearl pickguard since this one already has one)