I was fortunate enough to have owned a handful of vintage 70's Jazz bass when I was younger and I seem to remember on most occasions that the pickguards would match the color of the inlays.... as in a natural jazz with a maple board that had black block inlays came with a black pickguard. Am I wrong here. On most of the current Fender AVRI 70's Jazz basses they seem to be doing the opposite. Now I know that was not always the case... like the classic Geddy bass had black binding and a white guard... but I thought for sure in most cases the guard matched the color of the neck binding. Anyone?