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Taylor Universal Reusable Acoustic Pickguard Clear 

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Everybody wants to keep their finish as pristine as possible, and the Taylor Universal Reusable Acoustic Pickguard is looking out for your guitar. It...Read More

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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

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TaylorUniversal Reusable Acoustic Pickguard
 
3.7

(based on 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

64%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (9)
  • Functional (7)
  • Good quality (6)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Practicing (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8), Novice (3), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Very nice

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,...Read complete review

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.

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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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5.0

Great protection for your guitar

By Peter K

from New Jersey

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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.

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      (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.

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          5.0

          Musician's Friend makes it right!

          By Picky Picker

          from Fort Collins, CO

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Taylor Universal Reusable Acoustic Pickguard:

              This is a great product but was shipped in a package that was the wrong shape, kinking the protective film. I called customer service and they replaced the product.

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              4.0

              Great protection

              By Guitar pete

              from Greenville sc

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Protects Top Well

              Cons

              • Bubbles Under Guard
              • Unsightly

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

              Comments about Taylor Universal Reusable Acoustic Pickguard:

              Decent protection but bubbles under the pick guard are unavoidable. So use for practice and remove for shows

              Comment on this review

              (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.

                  Comment on this review

                  (1 of 1 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!

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                      5.0

                      Simple Solution

                      By Greg DeLucca

                      from easton pa

                      About Me Experienced

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                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Functional
                      • Good Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Practicing

                        Comments about Taylor Universal Reusable Acoustic Pickguard:

                        Using this to protect my Wechter 000.
                        Like it because it is functional and removable.
                        Guitar looks great with out a pick guard, but I still want to protect finish

                        Comment on this review

                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        3.0

                        Works great, on gloss only

                        By madguitar

                        from Green Bay, WI

                        About Me Experienced

                        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.

                          Comment on this review

                          (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.

                          Comment on this review

                           
                          4.0

                          Simple Yet Awesome - Reusable Pickguard

                          By Rocketman-KmR8r

                          from Rochester Hills, MI

                          About Me Experienced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Functional
                          • Good Quality
                          • Reasonably Priced

                          Cons

                          • Occasionally Slips Off

                          Best Uses

                          • Concerts
                          • Practicing

                          Comments about Taylor Universal Reusable Acoustic Pickguard:

                          I bought a used Yamaha CG-150CCE classical acoustic cutaway that comes w/o a pickguard. My MF rep suggested the "static-cling" reusuable transparent pickguard - it needs no adhesive, just apply it to the top of the guitar around the sound-hole, and the static properties keep it secure. Great solution! The Taylor brand helped sell it for me, as I'm sure they wouldn't sell anything like this for their guitars if it wasn't good. It works fine, looks good and, because the pickguard material is very thin flexible lmaterial, it doesn't alter the guitar sound. Great option - and will order a couple more for my other guitars. Thanks MF for pointing me to it.

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