You want to learn about a pickguard? I have a story for you
Originally, my Jazzer had a white pickguard, but I needed a replacement to better match the classic style. As I was reluctant to pay thirty dollars for a licensed product, I immediately thought five bucks for a pickguard would only make me angry. A reviewer told me it would fit a Squier Jazz bass as well (I own a Squier as well) and it was a perfect fit with just a touch of sand paper on the neck part to make it work. For fifteen dollars, I felt like I was taking a chance. It was WAY quicker than I expected to get the pickguard. It should be noted that this is not a tortoise shell design. More of a swirl than a ring. aren't as shimmery as one might expect from a tortoise pickguard. Once I removed the original pickguard to replace it, I noticed that the shimmer was gone as well. The top section of the pickup section had to be sanded with sand paper in order to fit well. Despite this, I didn't use the pickguard with my bass because the top pickup does not have a cut between it and the knob board. Instead, there is a pocket where the top pickup sits, but it is barely visible. My Jazz appears naked in her sunburst glory at the opposite end of the room from my Precision (which comes with a real turtle.