Remember when Ibanez Guitars did a run of limited edition H.R Giger inspired guitars!!!
The Air-brushed design
and the laser-etched design
I love that laser-etched guitar. That guitar could make anybody look cool! And who cares how good they are?! Well, as long as they know how to play power chords, I think that guitar could land them a memorable gig! Great guitar for a metal band, especially TOOL!
Yep, those guitars would fit well with Tool. Interestingly, Adam keeps it pretty low key.
A bit OT, but my guitar hero, Gary Holt, has this custom model. The paint job actually has his own blood in it. BAD ASS!
dk that ESP custom is sic! wow hadn't seen that one before!
Agreed Tool would look cool with them. Adam Jones does keep it low-key, but you couldn't see him with anything but those silverburst LPs. Glad he takes those stupid pick-guards off too, LPs look much better without them.
Pick guards serve no purpose on any guitar. They take up more real estate on a strat or any guitar. It looks like a damn bib! Fugly! You pick strings- not the friggin' body! Exhibits A and B:
hahah they do look like a bib on a Tele now that you mention it. I cannot un-see that either...oh well lucky I gave up on trying to like Fenders, they don't do it for me....
Here is my one and only with a pickguard!
just ignore the expensive PRS lying on its headstock next to mine....cringe.
Lead guitarists for you :p
Here’s a quick snap of two friends of mine as nature intended, with no pick guards or scratch plates obscuring their natural beauty. I would not say that I am totally anti-pick guards as I think that they are synonymous with guitars from a certain era, and there are certainly guitars that it enhances there overall iconic look. Certainly, guitars such as Explorers look good for it, especially an ES335 because of the time when they were designed. I think with the Ibanez guitars with the HR Giger designs, having a pick guard would just obliterate the art work. If I were to choose from the two Giger designs, I would prefer the one with the locking trem as a playing/working guitar, but if it was a matter of art then I would have to go with the other one. As well as pick guards, I think some of the old trem systems that are found on guitars like Guild and Gretsch look good on those type of guitars because the guitars of that era did not have the artwork you can now get on todays’ guitars. Just like pick guards, having a ton of iron mongery hanging from a guitar is’nt always a great idea.
Pick guards look pretty good on Explorers and SGs.
or you could just make the whole body a pick guard:
Here's a nice practical guitar. It even helps with the fingering. :)
I think that it is safe to say that guitar players come in all shapes and sizes, also I reckon the type of guitar they play does reflect on their personalities a bit. I wonder what type of guitar David and Walter would play? So is the pick guard the sign of a psychopath or not?
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