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What's the reason for Celluloid pickguards?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by 43apples, Jun 3, 2005.


  1. 43apples

    43apples Guest

    Nov 9, 2003
    Hey, i've noticed that some people prefer Celluloid as a pickguard material rather than vinyl.
    As far as i know, celluloid is harder to work with, harder to get, shrinks and cracks over the years, and is flammable.

    Correct me if i'm wrong, but it doesn't seem like a good material to me!

    So, why do some people use it instead of vinyl?

    Thanks,
    -Erlend
     
  2. 43apples

    43apples Guest

    Nov 9, 2003
    *bump*
     
  3. FireAarro

    FireAarro

    Aug 8, 2004
    austr-
    Vintage repro!
     
  4. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Might wanna try this in the Luthier's Corner forum..