Albert Lee was in Sinzheim, Germany in 2015 and tried out two of my guitars and autographed them: "Sweet Lisa" and "Mayan Breeze"
Ernie Ball Albert Lee: The evolution of a customer guitar- Check out this guitar LIVE: https://youtu.be/RcRstfWWqbQ
The cheap white plastic pickguard had a factory style harsh look to it:
The customer tried a very very expensive maple pickguard with abalone inlay work. He wanted the pickguard to match the maple neck.
He wasn´t happy with the wood pickguard BUT immediately fell in love with the royal blue WHITE abalone. The price was acceptable.
My white abalone pickguards are very subtle but have great depth in the flames.