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Title: New pics of my new pick(guard)
Post by: Mikeymac on February 09, 2018, 04:15:02 AM
I've had my L-05 Custom long enough to decide that, yes, it looks kinda naked, and it could look better with the right pickguard (but not that huge dread-style that Larrivee uses).

So I ordered one from Terrapin Guitars in Oregon, came today, installed this afternoon. Here's a few pics, sorry they're not larger/better:



Title: Re: New pics of my new pick(guard)
Post by: JOYCEfromNS on February 09, 2018, 10:26:11 AM
Sorry Mike - but I hate it! I appreciate the differences in taste we all have and recognize I likely fall within the minority especialy south of our border I prefer the clear  :cheers


Title: Re: New pics of my new pick(guard)
Post by: Walkerman on February 09, 2018, 01:24:38 PM
Clear all the way.  BUT it is his guitar, so he gets to do what he wants.  That is all that matters.


Title: Re: New pics of my new pick(guard)
Post by: Mikeymac on February 09, 2018, 01:56:29 PM
That's fine - I get the difference of opinions. If it were a different rosette, I would hate it, too, but with the rope or herringbone (or a regular "Martin style") rosette, I like it.  As I said, the standard large pick guard Larrivee uses looks tacky to me... again to each his/her own.


Title: Re: New pics of my new pick(guard)
Post by: Walkerman on February 09, 2018, 03:38:14 PM
The only thing I noticed is that you put it on the wrong side ....... :humour:


Title: Re: New pics of my new pick(guard)
Post by: eded on February 09, 2018, 05:04:43 PM
Looks fine to me...  For a strummer like me, the thing I always wonder about, with those teardrop size guards, is do they cover enough?

Ed


Title: Re: New pics of my new pick(guard)
Post by: tulk1 on February 09, 2018, 05:33:44 PM
I looked at the first picture and thought .........  :?

Then saw the ones with it actually installed. Looks fine from here.


Title: Re: New pics of my new pick(guard)
Post by: mike in lytle on February 09, 2018, 10:23:59 PM
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It looks ok.
2 comments.
First, the pick guard covers the rosette, the Larrivee guards don't.
Second, the pick guard goes all the way under the strings to almost the G string, and the Larrivee only goes as far as under the E string.
Minor nits tho, for anyone who wants to order from the same outfit.
Mike


Title: Re: New pics of my new pick(guard)
Post by: ST on February 09, 2018, 10:51:39 PM
Are you seeing that too?


Title: Re: New pics of my new pick(guard)
Post by: mike in lytle on February 10, 2018, 01:07:51 AM
Are you seeing that too?
Now, come on. I think it is kind of unfair to take artistic license like that  :bgrin:
Did you ask Mike if you could abuse his photo?  :whistling:
I think it is an honorable pick guard, overall.
It is better looking than the pick guard on my C-05. Now THAT is not good looking.

Mike


Title: Re: New pics of my new pick(guard)
Post by: mike in lytle on February 10, 2018, 01:45:53 AM
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Actually, is there any reason why the clear pick guards cannot be the same shape as the unclear ones?
Mike


Title: Re: New pics of my new pick(guard)
Post by: eded on February 10, 2018, 05:25:42 AM
Now, come on. I think it is kind of unfair to take artistic license like that  :bgrin:
Did you ask Mike if you could abuse his photo?  :whistling:
I think it is an honorable pick guard, overall.
It is better looking than the pick guard on my C-05. Now THAT is not good looking.

Mike

Does it satisfy the intended requirement?  That is, protecting the top of the guitar from the pick...

If yes, it is great.

If your goal is aesthetics, maybe, maybe not.

ed


Title: Re: New pics of my new pick(guard)
Post by: Mikeymac on February 11, 2018, 02:24:33 AM

First, the pick guard covers the rosette, the Larrivee guards don't.
Second, the pick guard goes all the way under the strings to almost the G string, and the Larrivee only goes as far as under the E string.


Here's a comparison with a Martin OM with essentially the same pick guard:



Title: Re: New pics of my new pick(guard)
Post by: mike in lytle on February 11, 2018, 02:45:07 AM
Here's a comparison with a Martin OM with essentially the same pick guard:
it looks fine. I was just observing.
Mike


Title: Re: New pics of my new pick(guard)
Post by: Davy Vanthuyne on February 12, 2018, 06:22:21 AM
I did like your guitar without pick guard but if you felt it needed one then I believe you’ve made a good choice. Looks nice to me. :thumb


Title: Re: New pics of my new pick(guard)
Post by: jweave69 on February 22, 2018, 03:21:06 PM
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Actually, is there any reason why the clear pick guards cannot be the same shape as the unclear ones?
Mike

First of all, I think the pickgurd is tasteful and I love the shape!
    Mike, I was thinking the same thing.  Because they can still be seen when the light hits it a certain way.  I'm thinking of trying to trim my clear pickguard, when it arrives from Larrivee, in a very similar shape as the OP.