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?

  2. 43apples

    43apples Guest

    Nov 9, 2003
  3. FireAarro


    Aug 8, 2004
    Vintage repro!
  4. mark beem

    mark beem I'm alive and well. Where am I? Gold Supporting Member

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