Dove Value After Altering

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  1. DJB10315

    DJB10315 New Member

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    Hey guys - brand new here.

    I have a 2008 Epi Dove. While I love the guitar I’m just not crazy about the pickguard.

    Would it be a huge mistake to replace the dove pickguard with one of the same style but plain?

    I don’t currently plan to sell the guitar and I’m not even sure if the value is high anyway even if it’s all original.

    Thanks!
     
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    Tweed26 Well-Known Member

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    Here's my thought on it. All of my guitars, but one, had a natural finish and black pick guard. My Texan was natural, with the stock tortoise guard, and looked out of place. I carefully peeled it off and saved it. The Texan now sports a nice black guard, fits in with all the others and if I ever sell it, the new owner will get the stock guard with it and can do whatever he wants with it. It's not a permanent alteration. Just take your time removing the old one.
     
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    That's good advice.
     
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    Paruwi Kraut-Rocker

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    Hi,
    Welcome here @ €piTalk
    :wave:

    than I would not care about resale value
     
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    Thanks everyone. I appreciate the feedback. I think I need to find the perfect replacement before making a decision. I want the guitar to still look unique without being vastly different.
     
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    John Well-Known Member

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    Hiya DJB, welcome in. I take them off myself.
     
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    Davis Sharp Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to Epi-Talk. I agree will my fellow members and will add that it's your happiness that matters.
     
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    Glad to see that several of you agree. I guess part of me was concerned about what other guitar players thought. Of course I agree that it should be the guitar I want. Just hoped it wasn’t viewed as a sin!
     
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    What’s your safest method?
     
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    Davis Sharp Well-Known Member

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    Nah. There's a difference between cosmetic modifications and forgery. You're not changing the headstock logo to "Gibson" and trying to sell it.
     
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    Raiyn Well-Known Member

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    I keep saying it: If you're buying a guitar as a financial investment, you're doing it wrong. A guitar is an investment in yourself, a means of expression in form, function, and sound.

    There's a special place in Hell for that kind of scum.
     
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