Yesterday I sent WD Pickguards a tracing of the old pickguard on my recently acquired Ric 4001. I'd like something that's going to compliment the yellowed binding and truss rod cover, but the only shades which will come close will be cream and parchment. I wonder if the best way to decide would be to buy both and return the one I don't use (or sell it here). After doing a search in the archives here, other people's comments about each of those colors seem to confirm how I feel about each, that parchment is still quite white, while cream might be a bit overkill. I'd prefer to find something in between, or someone who offers a version of aged parchment for Rickenbackers. Seems like Fender guards are the easiest to find, with Musicmans in there too. Not every company offers Ric guards it seems. If I could find a way to treat the original white guard to yellow it to taste, that would probably be the best (and cheapest) option.