1 Brian Blaut 8 months ago I've always wanted a Tele with a Gretsch style pickguard (clear plastic, painting on the back). Searched the web and couldn't find any examples....so... I figured I'm borered and need something to do...Started with a 90s' Mexican Squier - my very first Tele. Bought it used for $200 - it came with a Pearloid guard. I've never cared about aesthetics with this guitar (Its a quite a frankenbeast) but I need a project....Started out doing tests on scrap plastic and spray paint - I decided Gretsch Gold (on my 6120) was the way to go, so I tried to match that within reason.