I've spent the last few months selecting the parts and such for a custom Jazz Bass and have hit a wall because I cannot decide on which look to go with. There are two looks I would want. Both would include the John East Marcus Miller Preamp I have, Fender Custom J Pickups and a Maple neck with maple fretboard. I definitely want an Ash body. Here's the thing: I'm not sure whether to finish it Vintage White and add a Red tortoiseshell pickguard, or have it clear finished and have no pickguard or clear w/pickguard??? Wondering what others opinions are. I love the look of both but would love to hear what you think. It would make me feel better about the decision.