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Proline Clear Acoustic Pickguard Clear

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ProlineClear Acoustic Pickguard
 
3.5

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

62%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (8)
  • Easy to use (6)
  • Functional (6)

Cons

  • Poor quality (3)

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Proline beats the competition

Overall great. See my comments in "Features". It says it all.
As clear pickguards go, I've bought a lot of them. The reason is, I buy fingerstyle...Read complete review

Overall great. See my comments in "Features". It says it all.
As clear pickguards go, I've bought a lot of them. The reason is, I buy fingerstyle guitars a lot, but use them also for strumming (rhythym). Using a fingerstyle guitar for rhythym playing can scratch up the surface below the sound hole--affecting the guitar's value. The best of both worlds is to apply a clear glossy pickguard that basically blends in with the gloss finish of the guitar. I have had the best success with buying a brand name like ProLine. Others I've purchased were "no-name" that came in generic packaging. After trying to economize by buying the cheapest ones I could find on auction web sites, etc, I've discovered that the adhesive is a major element of the quality. Some of the no-name clear pickguards do not adhere well. It seems also that at the outer edge, the adherence is the worst--which is actually where you need it to be the strongest. ProLine pickguards adhesive is not degraded at the edge, and adheres thoroughly, and don't seem to come up at the edges after I've applied them, nor do they get "air lines" over time (lines that show adhesion lift that follows the pattern of the spruce grain). My one negative comment is that I've purchased a lot of pickguard covers and have received, on occasion, one that was matte finish, when I in facted needed gloss. It would be desirable for Musician's Friend to specify that their ProLine pickguards are gloss or matte. I bought (from another source) pickguards under a designated part number that arrived and were matte finish (I needed gloss). Next time I bought two from the same source because I had two satin finish guitars, and the pick guards arrived and were gloss finish...same part number! I currently have a guitar I need a matte finish pickguard cover for, but am not sure how to go about buying one on line because NO SELLER specifies the finish (you're not the only guilty party, MF). So my suggestion to MF is to specify it in your product description. Other than that I am extremely pleased with the quality of product in general that is stocked by MF.
See Features
Great value. See Features above, but also read on. The value is great because of the reasons I stated in "Features", because although I have found ProLine pick guards to be superior in terms of quality, they sell for the same price as cheaper imported "no-name" imitations.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Didn't work for me

One of my guitars has a cedar top and no pick guard, and it's been played with a pick, so pick wear is starting to show. I ordered this, when I got...Read complete review

One of my guitars has a cedar top and no pick guard, and it's been played with a pick, so pick wear is starting to show. I ordered this, when I got it, it looked like it had already been used. It is NOT sticky, it's a vinyl application, just like the taylor one. After applying, it has tons of bubbles that won't come out, because of the satin finish I think, as well as the mild scarring from the picks. It works like a screen protector on your phone, just not as good. The material looks and feels like the material of a zip lock bag. Just a terrible product overall.

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(11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Proline beats the competition

By TheGuitarMedic - Indiana

from Central Indiana

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Comments about Proline Clear Acoustic Pickguard:

Overall great. See my comments in "Features". It says it all.
As clear pickguards go, I've bought a lot of them. The reason is, I buy fingerstyle guitars a lot, but use them also for strumming (rhythym). Using a fingerstyle guitar for rhythym playing can scratch up the surface below the sound hole--affecting the guitar's value. The best of both worlds is to apply a clear glossy pickguard that basically blends in with the gloss finish of the guitar. I have had the best success with buying a brand name like ProLine. Others I've purchased were "no-name" that came in generic packaging. After trying to economize by buying the cheapest ones I could find on auction web sites, etc, I've discovered that the adhesive is a major element of the quality. Some of the no-name clear pickguards do not adhere well. It seems also that at the outer edge, the adherence is the worst--which is actually where you need it to be the strongest. ProLine pickguards adhesive is not degraded at the edge, and adheres thoroughly, and don't seem to come up at the edges after I've applied them, nor do they get "air lines" over time (lines that show adhesion lift that follows the pattern of the spruce grain). My one negative comment is that I've purchased a lot of pickguard covers and have received, on occasion, one that was matte finish, when I in facted needed gloss. It would be desirable for Musician's Friend to specify that their ProLine pickguards are gloss or matte. I bought (from another source) pickguards under a designated part number that arrived and were matte finish (I needed gloss). Next time I bought two from the same source because I had two satin finish guitars, and the pick guards arrived and were gloss finish...same part number! I currently have a guitar I need a matte finish pickguard cover for, but am not sure how to go about buying one on line because NO SELLER specifies the finish (you're not the only guilty party, MF). So my suggestion to MF is to specify it in your product description. Other than that I am extremely pleased with the quality of product in general that is stocked by MF.
See Features
Great value. See Features above, but also read on. The value is great because of the reasons I stated in "Features", because although I have found ProLine pick guards to be superior in terms of quality, they sell for the same price as cheaper imported "no-name" imitations.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great pick guard

By Bigstrick

from Alabama

About Me Professional Musician

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Proline Clear Acoustic Pickguard:

      I have played guitar for 25+ years and play for a living. I looked at some of the other reviews before writing this. First of all, there is adheasive on this pickguard - There are two sides that must be peeled off. Just pull the side off that you stick to the guitar without touching the sticky stuff and line it up and slowly put it on starting with the wide part. There will be some bubbles but you can carefully rub them out. (I wrote this because someone said they needed directions) If you are putting this on a really nice guitar and are nervous about it just take it to a pro. They would most likely do it for free and enjoy meeting a potential new customer. I have a heavy picking hand so this pick gaurd is a must. My cedar top looks great!

      (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      not what i expected

      By Jimmy Ray Klayrock

      from Clearwater Florida

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Pros

        Cons

        • Difficult To Use
        • Poor Quality

        Best Uses

          Comments about Proline Clear Acoustic Pickguard:

          This product is not clear.
          looks terrible on the guitar
          made to fit a classical guitar
          not a steel string. touch the
          sticky side and it looks bad
          with finger prints
          I was lucky and yanked it off
          without damaging the finish.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Didn't work for me

          By Andrew

          from Dublin

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

            Cons

            • Difficult To Use
            • Hard To Apply
            • No instructions
            • Not For Satin Finish
            • Not Functional
            • Poor Quality

            Best Uses

              Comments about Proline Clear Acoustic Pickguard:

              One of my guitars has a cedar top and no pick guard, and it's been played with a pick, so pick wear is starting to show. I ordered this, when I got it, it looked like it had already been used. It is NOT sticky, it's a vinyl application, just like the taylor one. After applying, it has tons of bubbles that won't come out, because of the satin finish I think, as well as the mild scarring from the picks. It works like a screen protector on your phone, just not as good. The material looks and feels like the material of a zip lock bag. Just a terrible product overall.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              lets the wood beauity be seen

              By Doc

              from Marshfeild WI 54449

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              Comments about Proline Clear Acoustic Pickguard:

              very satified with the purchase and would concider another in near future.
              clear plastic transparent to let the wood grain beauty do it thing.
              not to thick not to thin. has adheisive on one side to make a perminate bond CAUTION so use painters tape to set the boundrys of your placement ahead of pealing the paper off the sticky side. will not come off easly.
              as with most MF purchases could not find locally and would have cost 4xs as much in the local boutique.

               
              1.0

              Not what I expected.

              By G-man

              from SC

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Proline Clear Acoustic Pickguard:

              There must be more than one type of pickguard that is being sent out for this item.There is no description supplied for this product on the MF web site. I read the other reviews and expected a pickguard similar to the Taylor one that is removable vinyl. The one I received was a standard plastic pickguard that has adhesive on one side. Wasn't what I expected or needed.

               
              2.0

              I would not purchase again.

              By Smokie

              from Ceylon,MN

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              Pros

                Cons

                • Not Functional
                • Not large enough to cover affected area.

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Proline Clear Acoustic Pickguard:

                  No application instructions attached or explained.

                   
                  5.0

                  Great pickguard and applies easily

                  By Sunny

                  from Roeland Park, KS

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Proline Clear Acoustic Pickguard:

                      A great clear pickguard that applies easily to my acoustic guitar. I feel more confident now that my gorgeous Western Cedar top won't get scratched with pick marks. The clear plastic is barely visible on the guitar, too, and lets the fine finish shine through. make sure you apply a little wather to the top of your guitar before applying to minimize air pockets.

                       
                      5.0

                      EXCELLENT PICKGUARD

                      By 440

                      from Blairsville, GA

                      About Me Professional Musician

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                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • SCRATCH PROTECTION

                        Comments about Proline Clear Acoustic Pickguard:

                        The clear pickguard is perfect for my ACOUSTIC guitar and provides protection from pick
                        scratches that could, over time, cause damage below the sound hole.

                         
                        5.0

                        I would buy again, great product

                        By Strungout58

                        from Evans Creek, LA

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                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Functional
                        • Good Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Proline Clear Acoustic Pickguard:

                            Very satisfied with clear pick guard. Just keep in mind that it is clear and be sure guitar top is clean. Try spritzing a fine mist of water, this will help with the guard going on bubble free, just let it dry for a few hours before playing. Looks great and it should last a very long time.

                             
                            5.0

                            Pick guard

                            By sculptorkd

                            from Courtenay, BC, Canada

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                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Functional
                            • Good Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Proline Clear Acoustic Pickguard:

                                exactly what I wanted

                                 
                                4.0

                                protect your finish

                                By Big Dave

                                from Thousand Oaks, CA

                                About Me Novice

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                                Pros

                                • Does Just What It Claims
                                • Good Quality

                                Cons

                                • A Bit Small In Size

                                Best Uses

                                • Protecting Guitar Finish

                                Comments about Proline Clear Acoustic Pickguard:

                                great product, great price

                                 
                                5.0

                                Versatile item

                                By Picker 1949

                                from Corinth, Miss.

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                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Functional
                                • Good Quality

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Protects Guitar

                                  Comments about Proline Clear Acoustic Pickguard:

                                  This pick guard is a functional item that works well on different instruments. It can be trimmed where needed & sticks on easily. It holds in place well, but can be removed without harming the finish.

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  Cheap and easy to use

                                  By Michael Selburg

                                  from ND

                                  About Me Novice

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                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Functional
                                  • Good Quality

                                  Cons

                                  • Lots Of Bubbles

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Proline Clear Acoustic Pickguard:

                                    Does what it's supposed
                                    Lots of bubbles that won't iron out but doesn't look to bad.

                                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    1.0

                                    Defective example

                                    By nobodeuno

                                    from WNC

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                                    Pros

                                      Cons

                                      • Had No Adhesive
                                      • Poor Quality

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Proline Clear Acoustic Pickguard:

                                        This was useless...there was no adhesive on the example they shipped me.

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