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Harvard Says It Is The Pickguard

Tone? Sustain? The guitar player’s quest has a surprising new path.  Havard says it is the pickguard. The Harvard Physics Department has determined that 15% of a guitar’s natural sustain comes from the wood. 80% is the pickguard.

The Les Pauls and other models from 1958 to1960 have vastly better pick guards. Try not to laugh, it is science.

They concluded that the plastic for the older pick guards came from the oil of dinosaurs of the Triassic Period while newer models had plastic made from dinosaurs of the mid Jurassic Period.

Old pickguard prices are should be $1000 now,

But Gibson says . $49.99

This might be an April Fool’s joke.

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