White pearloid pickguard combined with neck inlays?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by MicG, Dec 10, 2015.

  1. Hey everyone,

    I know this is entirely subjective but I'm considering having a white pearloid pickguard custom made. The bass is a USA jaguar with only inlays against a rosewood board (no binding on the edges). I thought I read that Fender uses acrylic for the inlays so white pearloid wouldn't completely match. Does it matter? Think it might look too funky or "over the top"? Anyone have a few pics showing a color scheme like this?

  2. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    I did a Google search for "pearloid guard block inlays" and got hundreds of hits. It looks great. Go for it.
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  3. Hey that looks pretty good!
    Thx GSG.
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  4. west al

    west al Road Rex (Road King) Supporting Member

    No problem, I posted a couple more pics that show a bit better.
  5. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru..........

    Apr 11, 2006
    Out there!
    How's this for a match between the fingerboard inlays and the pickguard? :hyper:

    Photograph Copyright © Jeffrey P. Scott 2009 All rights reserved.
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  6. BassGreaser


    Aug 22, 2002
    Austin, TX
    I dig it!!
  7. Snakeman1066

    Snakeman1066 Supporting Member

    Sep 17, 2007
    Central Valley
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  8. dabbler


    Aug 17, 2007
    Bowie, MD
  9. Wow again I say. There's some beautiful instruments shared in this thread. I think I'm going to go ahead and order the custom 'guard then.
  10. AngelCrusher


    Sep 12, 2004
    Mesa Boogie, Tech 21, Taylor
  11. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 5, 2004
    Mount Vernon, Illinois
    Backstage Guitar Lab owner
    I'm not truly a pearl-anything fan, usually. But when the collar matches the cuffs like these, WOW!!! Very elegant!
  12. west al

    west al Road Rex (Road King) Supporting Member

    USA Geddy Lee Jazz.

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  13. SteveCS


    Nov 19, 2014
    Hampshire, UK
    No matching inlays (I prefer dots), but the pickguard fits the bill, I think...

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  14. graphics1988

    graphics1988 Supporting Member

    Oct 26, 2014
    Ontario Canada
    My custom ABZ wenge and white pearloid :)
  15. west al

    west al Road Rex (Road King) Supporting Member

    Nice, Very Nice!
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