So, here's the deal. Once, a long long time ago I bought a Fender american deluxe jazz bass, 5-string that is, with a natural finish. In 2001 when I had a proper collection of custom basses I decided to do something to my Fender 5. I didn't have the heart to sell it, so I started customizing it. First I removed the active electronics and ordered passive electronics and pickups from Villex (Basically, a Villex system has the same output rate as an active system, but it doesn't need batteries). Then I had the body and headstock sanded and took them to be painted (I designed sort of an oriental dragon ornament that covers the whole body and headstock) I had the body painted so that the pickguard could still remain. So, the problem is pickguard-related. I got bored to it and decided to remove it. The painted pattern still looks cool but the bloody screw holes piss me of. Here are my options (the ones I could think of): A) I could fill the holes with a chemical wood compound and strike some finishing lacquer on B) I could visit my local carpenter and ask him to make a maple pickguard that fits to the original wood pattern C) I could just leave it the way it is now So, give me your heavy opinion or your alternative option!