Is the SG full size scratchplate the worst looking thing? I've always loathed it. I'm not much of an SG fan either really; a bit too pointy, flexible, neck divey, rollaway from your body sort of thing. But there are some things that it does well and it is super light in comparison with the guitar it replaced in Gibson's lineup.
I've done things about the way the guitar hangs on the strap on my Gould copy by moving the strap pin to the top horn on a very long screw but every time I look at it I can't help noticing how awful that scratchplate shape is.
Unlovable off a guitar and worse on it.
It's as bad on my Gould too. Weirdly pointy and with that random wave after the bridge that seems to relate to nothing at all. Like someone has done a doodle and just said, "yeah, that'll do". I'm sure my guitar could look better with a finer looking plate but my search has eluded me so far. I'd so love to see an alternative. I've been doing some wiring mods on my Gould but it just makes my teeth itch whenever I look at it. Anyone seen anything a bit more imaginative?
Post by blindwilly3fingers on Nov 14, 2019 18:43:46 GMT
That's a bummer DefJef, there doesn't appear to be much choice for SG pickguards. I saw a couple with les paul pickguards on they looked well naff. You will have to get busy with paper templates and then your son's xmas pressie and make one. 🤔
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