scratchplate

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scratchplate

(ˈskrætʃˌpleɪt)
n
(Instruments) a plastic or metal plate attached to the front of a guitar to protect it from pick scratches
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These are vinyl stickers for your guitar, which you can put on to the body, back, fretboard, pickguard, bridge, along the rosette (soundhole) and the headstock of your guitar.
In addition, there are number of items from Philadelphia's Live Aid concert, including an original event program and ticket stub, a pickguard signed by Mick Jagger and David Bowie, and a microphone signed by Ozzy Osbourne.
The body has a hand-carved black korina pickguard and hand-carved black korina pickup covers.
With his right hand he gently slapped the pickguard of his guitar.
The Archtop Maton guitar with a pickguard shaped like Australia was valued between pounds 10,000 and pounds 15,000
He cut out and mounted his own homemade black pickguard, covering the neck and middle pickup routings, and installed a single master volume knob (although the knob itself, famously, was a "Tone" knob), brass nut and an original Fender tremolo tailpiece.
A heads up: A pickguard does protect your guitar top from the rigours of aggressive playing; there are no two things about it.
Jeff Meyer's passion was deep-sea fishing and that led Mark to create the Blue Marlin Guitar, which featured engraved mother of pearl seashells for the fingerboard inlays, an old sailing ship engraved into the ebony tailpiece and a Blue Marlin inlay in the pickguard.
The ebony was inlaid with a floral pattern of abalone bordered in mother-of-pearl and used for the guitar's bridge, finger-board and pickguard.
Throw in a demo of how acoustic shapes and woods affect tone, and how to modify a solid body guitar with new loaded pickguards and a chance to sample a few one-off and custom guitars, and you've got yourself a guitar aficionado heaven.
Today, with mass production we are a world away from the original instruments that came with one-piece maple necks, single layer pickguards, thin "spaghetti" logos, and tweed cases that seem to entrance the collectors.