The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #73988 Message #1288133
Posted By: Willie-O
04-Oct-04 - 07:32 AM
Thread Name: Flatpick problem
Subject: RE: Flatpick problem
- replace the original pickguard with a larger one that covers the area you're concerned about.
- spend a few --um, bucks, pounds, baht, whatever? --and have a professional do it. The guitar I got from a late beloved Mudcatter has some unfortunate pits in the top from when he removed the oversize double pickguards it once sported--he told me he used the wrong kind of glue to put them on.
- the difference in sound will be negligible compared to your peace of mind unless you happen to be an oscilloscope.
- As for resale value, keep the original guard in a drawer somewhere. In case someone cares. Better to avoid the damage. Anyway you're not going to sell this guitar are you?