Mint or parchment pickguard for ocean turquoise ?

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Re: Mint or parchment pickguard for ocean turquoise ?

Post by ThePearDream » Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:30 pm

jdiogon wrote:
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Voilà !
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Perfect!

The parchment looks better with the binding IMO. Besides, by the time Fender was binding the necks, the minty celluloid guards had been phased out.
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Re: Mint or parchment pickguard for ocean turquoise ?

Post by Embenny » Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:24 pm

Yeah, I'm not a fan of anachronistic combos (like mint with blocks or binding, or gold guards on target burst 3TS). The parchment suits the binding both in terms of coordinating and also for making sense as a reissue. It looks great!

That one with mint still looks amazing, and I never tire of mint on Fenders of the blue-green persuasion, but that parchment is just perfect.
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Re: Mint or parchment pickguard for ocean turquoise ?

Post by MazzyJaster » Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:25 pm

You can't go wrong with parchment, it goes with anything, whereas mint is color specific.

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Re: Mint or parchment pickguard for ocean turquoise ?

Post by marqueemoon » Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:46 pm

Just when my AO GAS was subsiding. :fp:

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Re: Mint or parchment pickguard for ocean turquoise ?

Post by jdiogon » Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:46 pm

AO ?

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Re: Mint or parchment pickguard for ocean turquoise ?

Post by Steadyriot. » Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:08 am

jdiogon wrote:
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AO ?
American Original.
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Re: Mint or parchment pickguard for ocean turquoise ?

Post by jdiogon » Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:09 am

Steadyriot. wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:08 am
jdiogon wrote:
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AO ?
American Original.
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Re: Mint or parchment pickguard for ocean turquoise ?

Post by MazzyJaster » Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:05 pm

It's parchment for me.

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Re: Mint or parchment pickguard for ocean turquoise ?

Post by adamrobertt » Sun Dec 20, 2020 10:22 am

Ya, the first thing I did when I got my '65 Thin Skin in Firemist Silver was get rid of the ugly mint guard. I had a tort one on there for awhile, but I settled on parchment and I think it looks great.

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Re: Mint or parchment pickguard for ocean turquoise ?

Post by andy » Sun Dec 20, 2020 10:35 am

Great call with the parchment! And this is coming from a big mint fan.
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Re: Mint or parchment pickguard for ocean turquoise ?

Post by sunburster » Tue Dec 29, 2020 1:29 am

Yeah, for me bound necks need parchment guards (matches the binding, plus it's historically correct for a mid-late 60s JM). Otherwise I go with mint.

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Re: Mint or parchment pickguard for ocean turquoise ?

Post by artmem » Thu Mar 25, 2021 8:08 pm

I wouldn’t have said parchment, but it actually looks really good.

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Re: Mint or parchment pickguard for ocean turquoise ?

Post by bobafettlives » Tue Dec 27, 2022 11:02 am

Mint!

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Re: Mint or parchment pickguard for ocean turquoise ?

Post by mr bungle » Tue Jan 17, 2023 11:40 pm

I have an AO IBM 2019 that I bought mid last year and I wasn’t a huge fan of the tortoise guard.

Was tossing up either parchment or mint, but I really like this mint look that I found online.

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Fender guards were talked of as being the lightest mint shade available, but it still looked too green to me on arrival. Got one for a reasonable price on Reverb.

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So 6 hours in the harsh direct sun of South Island New Zealand later (we have high UV levels here due to the hole in the Ozone layer as well as the recent massive Tongan volcanic eruption) and the green was toned down to my taste.

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Swapped the guards today and I’m really happy with the result. Not period correct as already mentioned on this thread, but neither is the neck radius amongst other things.

Hard to tell from the pics, but it’s a really close match to the original online sample pic.

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Re: Mint or parchment pickguard for ocean turquoise ?

Post by atomicwash » Thu Apr 27, 2023 7:12 pm

That's a great look!

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