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Taylor Universal Reusable Acoustic Pickguard

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A removable pickguard for your acoustic guitar.

Everybody wants to keep their finish as pristine as possible, and the Taylor Universal Reusable Acoustic Pickguard is looking out for your guitar. It's clear, so your color shines right through, and it attaches to your guitar without any glue! You can even remove and re-apply it. Its universal shape fits any Taylor acoustic guitar.

Advisory for older guitars (pre-1995) with nitrocellulose lacquer or conversion varnish: These finishes may be damaged as a result of using this pickguard. Always remove pickguard from guitar when not in use. All glossy finished Taylor Guitars built in 1995 or later use a UV cured finish that is less susceptible to damage, though it is recommended to remove pickguard when not in use.

FEATURES
  • Universal shape
  • No glue based adhesion
  • Can be removed and re-applied

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TaylorUniversal Reusable Acoustic Pickguard
 
3.7

(based on 34 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

63%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (17)
  • Functional (13)
  • Good quality (12)

Cons

  • Not functional (4)
  • Difficult to use (3)
  • Poor quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (18), Novice (3), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great protection for your guitar

I hate writing reviews but after reading a negative comment I had to throw in my two cents. First, if your guitar does not have a glossy finish stop reading, because this product...Read complete review

I hate writing reviews but after reading a negative comment I had to throw in my two cents. First, if your guitar does not have a glossy finish stop reading, because this product will NOT work well on your guitar. If your guitar does not have a pick guard, this is the best alternative I have found. It's barely noticeable and has no problem sticking, I have it on a couple of my Gibson's. But... for the price, do not expect miracles. Buy a guitar with a pick guard. Also, it gets bubbly if you try and reuse it.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Works great, on gloss only

In the past, all guitars were made with a gloss surface. NOW, much, much more common is a satin (matte) varnish that feels and looks like unfinished wood.

THIS...Read complete review

In the past, all guitars were made with a gloss surface. NOW, much, much more common is a satin (matte) varnish that feels and looks like unfinished wood.

THIS PRODUCT WILL NOT ADHERE TO SATIN OR UNFINISHED SURFACES, which are most common in new acoustic guitars. You can get some double-sided tape, but that's it. Unfortunately, there simply is no other type of temporary pick guard to use. So it's either this with two-sided tape, or have a permanent pick guard put on your guitar. Or suffer the scratches (which show up a lot on satin surfaces).

Go with having a pick guard professionally mounted on your new guitar.

It's also a bit pricey for what is essentially the same as a removable window decal.

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Works great, on gloss only

By madguitar

from Green Bay, WI

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Gloss Surface Only
  • Good Quality

Cons

  • Not For Satin Surface

Best Uses

    Comments about Taylor Universal Reusable Acoustic Pickguard:

    In the past, all guitars were made with a gloss surface. NOW, much, much more common is a satin (matte) varnish that feels and looks like unfinished wood.

    THIS PRODUCT WILL NOT ADHERE TO SATIN OR UNFINISHED SURFACES, which are most common in new acoustic guitars. You can get some double-sided tape, but that's it. Unfortunately, there simply is no other type of temporary pick guard to use. So it's either this with two-sided tape, or have a permanent pick guard put on your guitar. Or suffer the scratches (which show up a lot on satin surfaces).

    Go with having a pick guard professionally mounted on your new guitar.

    It's also a bit pricey for what is essentially the same as a removable window decal.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    no wiz and no bang

    By dee

    from arizona

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Difficult To Use
      • Not Functional
      • Poor Quality
      • Very Useless

      Best Uses

        Comments about Taylor Universal Reusable Acoustic Pickguard:

        get a smart phone screen protector instead- works great!

        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Very nice

        By Henry Cheng

        from CA

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        Comments about Taylor Universal Reusable Acoustic Pickguard:

        This thing is thick enough for protection, but not too glassy to be easily detected. Exactly the kind I wanted.
        It's self-adhesive, so very easy to put on the guitar. Also, removable so I guess reusable(jk).

        I would recommend not pealing the whole thing off the sheet, just the sound-hole shape part,
        use that as a guide to make sure it's in the right position, stick it onto your guitar, graduately peal it off the sheet and stick it onto the guitar simultaneously. This way leaves the minimum amount of air bubble under the film (similar to for cellphone, ipod protector kind of trick)
        You could also get a rubber roller (at art supply) to get rid of the bubbles; for a Taylor I think it's worth the trouble.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        EXCELLENT product.

        By Aptos George

        from Santa Cruz, CA

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality
        • looks and functions perfectly.

        Cons

        • none

        Best Uses

        • Guitars without Non plastic pickguards

        Comments about Taylor Universal Reusable Acoustic Pickguard:

        I have a 2007 Taylor GS4, satin finish, that was designed without the black plastic pickguard.
        I've had this on the guitar since I bought it new in 2008. It hasn't lost its "cling"; appears invisible,
        protects the finish; Great price for all the protection it provides and makes the guitar top look clean.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        good enough, great company

        By Chris

        from Ithaca

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Taylor Universal Reusable Acoustic Pickguard:

            Can't complain about fast, free delivery. Despite my careful attempt to install, still have bubbles under the guard. But it stays on and protects the finish, so good enough, and what else can you do if you don't want messy glue on your gorgeous wood?

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great protection for your guitar

            By plknj

            from Lawrenceville, NJ

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Taylor Universal Reusable Acoustic Pickguard:

                I hate writing reviews but after reading a negative comment I had to throw in my two cents. First, if your guitar does not have a glossy finish stop reading, because this product will NOT work well on your guitar. If your guitar does not have a pick guard, this is the best alternative I have found. It's barely noticeable and has no problem sticking, I have it on a couple of my Gibson's. But... for the price, do not expect miracles. Buy a guitar with a pick guard. Also, it gets bubbly if you try and reuse it.

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Protects well-

                By Anonymous

                from Undisclosed

                Comments about Taylor Universal Reusable Acoustic Pickguard:

                This p/g is really great, economical and provides a good source of protection from dings, scratches and swirls at and around the soundhole, if that sort of thing bothers you. Adheres w/o having to apply any adhesive and seems to cling better to the top the longer you leave it on. Likewise, removal is a snap. Highly rated! I use one on my Taylor GS model - Thanks Taylor. World's greatest acoustic guitars IMHO!

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                Where's the guard?

                By Jim B

                from Tulsa, OK

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                • Not Functional

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Taylor Universal Reusable Acoustic Pickguard:

                  These are Taylor's own guards and they disavow any warranty for damage it may cause to the finish of the guitar. When ordering I thought that meant between the plastic it is made from in contact with the finish. Well that may be an issue but these guards are so thin impact of medium to heavy pick can leave pressure creases in finish of guitar, not a scratch per say. On my K28e the "static" cling in not enough to keep,it in place for a session. On 516e custom it stays in place but scoop out wide ridge forming in the wood, finish not scratched or cracked yet. They are just too thin and flimsy to be called a real Guard. I won't buy them again I'll either go full regular rigid guard, or learn to love the character of the played area. Might work for finger picker that might rest finger nails in that area though.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

                  Bubbles

                  By Major

                  from Milford NH

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Taylor Universal Reusable Acoustic Pickguard:

                      Can't get the bubbles out. Does not look like the picture. You can see all the bubbles. Could not get them out. I know they sell adhesive clear pick guards. Maybe those are see through

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      Poor packaging. Surprised product wasn't damaged.

                      By Dan

                      from Marietta, GA

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Looks good

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Taylor Universal Reusable Acoustic Pickguard:

                        Use pickguard on my Taylor 562ce 12 fret. Works fine.

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        3.0

                        Poor packageing

                        By Jmvada

                        from DE

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                        Comments about Universal Reusable Acoustic Pickguard:

                        Packaging was poor. Item was scrunched up and creased in box.

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Great Product

                        By Jim

                        from Barnegat, NJ

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                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Functional
                        • Good Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Taylor Universal Reusable Acoustic Pickguard:

                            Saves the appearance of my guitar

                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            1.0

                            No adhesive. Does not stay on

                            By Mustasheman

                            from North carolina

                            About Me Experienced

                            Verified Buyer

                            Comments about Taylor Universal Reusable Acoustic Pickguard:

                            I have an acoustic bass which is quite big. Its surface is not polished. This pick guard is just a flimsy piece of clear plastic that slides off when you hang it up

                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Non permanent/reusable pick guards….

                            By J.G.

                            from Kerrville, Texas

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                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Functional
                            • Good Protection
                            • Good Quality
                            • Transparent Application

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Protection From Picks

                              Comments about Taylor Universal Reusable Acoustic Pickguard:

                              I find excellent value and protection for the soundboard from errant pick contact. I have purchased and used three of these and am extremely pleased.

                              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              1.0

                              Waste of money

                              By Coop

                              from Choctaw, OK

                              About Me Novice

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                • Not Functional
                                • Poor Quality

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Taylor Universal Reusable Acoustic Pickguard:

                                  The first couple of days the pick guard would adhere to the guitar. By the third day, it began moving around the guitar face and then falling off completely. Within a week, I lost it. The pick guard is a waste of money and I can only add it to lessons learned the hard way.

                                  (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  1.0

                                  Not work on my Martin DX1RAE guitar

                                  By Jcocio

                                  from Miami Florida

                                  About Me Novice

                                  Pros

                                    Cons

                                    • Not Work On
                                    • Top Solid Sitka Spruce

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Taylor Universal Reusable Acoustic Pickguard:

                                      Not work on my Top Solid Sitka Spruce Martin DX1RAE Guitar. This pickguard does not stay attached to the surface of my guitar.

                                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Buyer Be Aware of type/age of finish

                                      By Sparky

                                      from Boyne City, MI

                                      About Me Professional Musician

                                      Pros

                                      • Works Fine On Uv Cured

                                      Cons

                                      • Not For Certain Finishes

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Backup
                                      • Taylor Guitars 1995 Later

                                      Comments about Taylor Universal Reusable Acoustic Pickguard:

                                      Buyer Be Aware of finish related issues: From TaylorGuitars website: For a temporary solution, try our custom-fit electrostatic pickguards. These crystal clear, removable guards will protect your glossy Taylor finish from light dings and scratches. (For maximum protection, we recommend our standard, permanent pickguards). (#80293 – Universal Reusable Pick Guard)
                                      Advisory for older guitars (pre-1995) with nitrocellulose lacquer or conversion varnish: These finishes may be damaged as a result of using this pickguard. Always remove pickguard from guitar when not in use. All glossy finished Taylor Guitars built in 1995 or later use a UV cured finish that is less susceptible to damage, though we do recommend removing pickguard when not in use.

                                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      4.0

                                      Works Well on Gloss RainSong

                                      By Jon Fields

                                      from Allentown, PA

                                      About Me Professional Musician

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                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Functional
                                      • Good Quality

                                      Cons

                                      • Small Air Bubbles

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Gloss finish

                                      Comments about Taylor Universal Reusable Acoustic Pickguard:

                                      Works as advertised. Against the black graphite of my RainSong looking close up you can see hundreds of tiny air bubbles. The major bubbles were easily removed. I suspect on a natural spruce top you would not be able to see these tiny bubbles. From a few feet away they are invisible.

                                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      works great, as expected

                                      By JD Washington

                                      from KS

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                                      Comments about Taylor Universal Reusable Acoustic Pickguard:

                                      Great product
                                      Only thing that kept it from getting a 10 from me? The curvature on the inside of the guard didn't match the curvature of my sound hole. It's transparent, so no big deal, but was hoping it would match the placement of my old guard.
                                      Can't even tell it's there. Sealed great, no bubbles, not curling on the ends.
                                      I expected a higher price

                                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Inexpensive Protection

                                      By KG6 Ham

                                      from East Coast

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                                      Comments about Taylor Universal Reusable Acoustic Pickguard:

                                      I own a Koa T-5 and a 314CE and am currently using this on my T-5 to keep the body from getting damaged. I've also used it on my 314CE to protect the pickguard from excessive wear. I've had mine for a couple of years and the end closest to the neck tends to peel up a little, but this doesn't effect its ability to protect the finish from aggressive picking. For about $10, you can't beat the price and it works like they say it does. I will buy another one for my 314CE.

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