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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That fall we bought instruments: Spaz struck pawnshop drums whose skins were rutted with pockmarks; Junior slapped a Fender bass whose scratchplate he buried in stickers; I raked a guitar whose low action allowed the strings to scuff the pickups; and we each chose a microphone, agreeing to wait and see who would be the lead singer and who would be only backup vocals.
A scratchplate is a plate usually attached to which musical instrument?
The guitar is cherry red with a black scratchplate and dot fingerboard markers.
The guitars were: a rare Yamaha MSG electric guitar (amber coloured), a Flying V black guitar with white scratch plate, a white Fender Stratocaster with pearl scratchplate, a PRS custom blue/green guitar, and an Ibenez black acoustic guitar.