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Guild inspiration for a LP Custom


New member
Jan 31, 2021
Trying to figure out how to post pics here using my smart phone.…

Anyway, I have owned many Guild guitars over the years. I picked up another Bluesbird at Austin Vintage back in December.
Always liked these guitars, the chambering and what not.
Les Paul-ish but still their own thing.

I have an unreasonable attraction to natural (or nearly so) finishes on wood, and this guitar really jumped out at me.
I love the nickel or chrome hardware over a natural finish.

It pushed me over the edge, and I decided to do the same to my natural Custom.
All the gloss nickel parts have been ordered.
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Big Al

Well-known member
Apr 24, 2002
If that is what you like and it gives you pleasure, than I think it is great! Do your own thing and make it yours. Sounds cool to me.


New member
Jan 31, 2021
Right on, Big Al!
I've never liked gold hardware.
I simply tolerate it where the consensus deems it appropriate.

I have a '57 Reissue Black Beauty that I picked up a decade ago, 3 pickups and a Bigsby and all that.
At the risk of offending the masses here, I gotta tell you it's the most gaudy and ostentatious guitar I've ever owned.
Wonderful guitar, sublime low frets, killer tones, but... Ugh!

I've even been tempted to do a nickel hardware swap on that one, but I've resisted the urge so far,


OK, so here's one for anyone out there with a quick, easy answer:
I perused a few areas of the forum here and I read through a thread from a few years back about posting pics in the forum.
In 2021, some things seem to remain the same.
What am I missing?

I click on the icon to "Insert image" here in the text box toolbar and a box pops up for a web address.
How do simply BROWSE my own computer and insert my own pic?

Thank you in advance to anyone with a ready solution.