No pickguard for Custom?

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  1. Mathachew

    Mathachew New Member

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    I started playing in July 2017 on acoustic and am preparing to get an electric. I haven’t quite figured out what guitar I want, but PRS is the front runner as I liked how they felt most.

    One thing I am concerned with is scuffing up whatever beauty I end up buying. I have my eye on several Custom models, but I noticed none of them have a pickguard, nor am I able to find any that I can add like with the S2. Are there really no options? I couldn’t find any threads on that specifically, but I’m relatively new to electric, so maybe I overlooked it. I prefer to not scuff my guitar with the pick if I can help it, and a pickguard would go a long way to helping with that.
     
  2. Elliot

    Elliot Gandalf the Vintage Yellow

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    Not that I’ve seen. I think I’ve seen someone ask about it before but it’s such a rare occasion.
     
  3. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    A long while back, someone posted about a wooden Les Paul style pickguard that was made by the PTC.

    However, to the OP, I’d mention that it’s not difficult to control one’s picking stroke and not scratch the guitar; in fact, learning to control the pick and keep it over the strings makes for faster playing, because the pick doesn’t have to travel as far.

    The exaggerated arm movements that we see with some players are strictly for show.
     
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  4. garrett

    garrett Lurkin'

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    I think I've seen where people have used some kind of plastic cling stuff.

    They really don't get scuffed up badly by the pick anyway, unless you are a very wild strummer.
     
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  5. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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    They don’t even get scuffed up that badly if you’re wearing wrist guards with nails embedded in them.
     
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  6. garrett

    garrett Lurkin'

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    Enter picture of Casper, the most worn PRS out there...

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  7. ScottR

    ScottR If nobody saw it, it didn't happen.

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    THIS!
     
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  8. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    I'm in the camp of them not really getting that worn. The poly is pretty thick. If you're really concerned about it, I seem to remember someone using a screen protector that you'd put on a iPad or tablet.
     
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  9. BrianC

    BrianC more toys than talent

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    I used to be so concerned about the smallest mark on my guitars. I now have settled into the camp that they are there to be played and enjoyed. They are tools for me to make music. Nicks are mojo!
     
  10. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    I have an unlucky friend who used to get into weird fender-bender accidents, the other driver usually being at fault. Never had accidents when the car had some miles on it.

    He became resigned to the fact that he simply had horrible new-car luck.

    He’d get a new car, have an accident very soon thereafter, and say, “Welp. Now it’s broken in and I don’t have to worry about it!”

    That kind of thing would have me being depressed and not wanting to leave the house for three days. I guess we’re all unique. ;)
     
  11. Bowtiefanatc

    Bowtiefanatc #NeverGibson

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    A pickguard on a Core PRS is like a Trophy Wife in a burlap sack.

    just say no....
     
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  12. elvis

    elvis Hamfisted String Banger

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    I would think that drilling holes would be worse than a few surface scratches. It can always be buffed.
     
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