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Mint or parchment pickguard for ocean turquoise ?

Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:10 am
by jdiogon
Hi everyone,

I'm coming with the most important question ever, and I didn't found a topic discussing exactly this point :)

I have a Ocean Turquoise Jazzmaster (the new ones, American Original 60s).
This is my first offset :)

I'm not a fan of the tortoise pickguards.

The question is : would you go mint or parchment ?
Or any other suggestion of course.

Thanks a lot !

Re: Mint or parchment pickguard for ocean turquoise ?

Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:28 am
by Singlebladepickup
Parchment. I have it on my bass and it's like a toned down white. More subtle than mint to me, but ymmv

Re: Mint or parchment pickguard for ocean turquoise ?

Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:18 am
by brettjorg
Tough one but I think I'd second the parchment. It'll match your pickup covers nicely.

Mike and Mike have some recommendations on an Ebay seller making vintage looking guards that have piqued my interest lately...

https://mmguitarbar.wordpress.com/2013/ ... -on-earth/

Re: Mint or parchment pickguard for ocean turquoise ?

Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:02 pm
by ThePearDream
Parchment is absolutely the way to go here. The greenness of mint seems to throw off the appearance of a body's color in my opinion.

Here's my OTM Strat with a parchment guard if it helps you out:
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Re: Mint or parchment pickguard for ocean turquoise ?

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:00 am
by jdiogon
Parchment it is !
Thanks for your answers.

Re: Mint or parchment pickguard for ocean turquoise ?

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:59 am
by mbene085
Good choice. I'm actually a huge fan of mint on blue-green offsets, but in recently months I've been coming around to preferring parchment and white much of the time. I think parchment for OTM is a perfect choice.

Re: Mint or parchment pickguard for ocean turquoise ?

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:18 pm
by beauzooka
Noooo! Do Mint!
It looks so good with the tones of the OTM.

Re: Mint or parchment pickguard for ocean turquoise ?

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:38 pm
by jdiogon
I can always change later if I find it "too white" :)

Re: Mint or parchment pickguard for ocean turquoise ?

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:42 pm
by PixMix
Parchment or cream brings out the best of OT.

Re: Mint or parchment pickguard for ocean turquoise ?

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:38 pm
by rightseater
Love the white on OT. And if you don't like it, just play in some jazz clubs for awhile, the cigar smoke will turn it mint for you ;D

Re: Mint or parchment pickguard for ocean turquoise ?

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:51 pm
by se├▒ormisterioso
Picture with results please!

Re: Mint or parchment pickguard for ocean turquoise ?

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:45 am
by jdiogon
Voilà !
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Re: Mint or parchment pickguard for ocean turquoise ?

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:16 am
by BobL
My Thin Skin has mint... you done screwed up, buddy. :)

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Re: Mint or parchment pickguard for ocean turquoise ?

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:47 pm
by aliendawg
Mint guards make the guitar look less like a toy and more vintage. But the parchment does look nice on yours

Re: Mint or parchment pickguard for ocean turquoise ?

Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:57 am
by Cpe4spd
I like the Mint to go with the vintage 60's look. Unless your modding it for your style or look. ;D