Acoustic Guitars/Acoustic Bass Pickguard?

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Hi, I'm buying an acoustic bass for my boyfriends birthday. I think I've found the one I want to buy (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0002CZZNI/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&coli) but it doesn't have a pick guard. Do I need to purchase one separately or are they unnecessary for bass'? Thanks so much!

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Black pickguard
Black pickguard  

Tortoise Pickguard
Tortoise Pickguard  
It is really up to the player. I like a pickguard on my acoustic bass because I use a pick, many bassists do not. If you want to buy one, they are relatively inexpensive and most have a peel and stick adhesive already on them. If you use the contact form at nossigmamartinguitars.com, I can help you find a pickguard that suits your needs. Cheers, Kevin

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Kevin Dunham

Expertise

Sigma by Martin guitars, Vintage Asian Import Guitars, acoustic guitars, american guitars, vintage music gear and vinyl record albums

Experience

I am a scholar and researcher of vintage Asain Import guitars and my area of expertise is Sigma by Martin fretted instruments imported by C.F. Martin & Co. from 1970-2007. I have been compiling materials and studying Sigma since 2008.

Organizations
I have my own website, www.nossigmaguitars.com, a blog, Sigma Martin Memo's, I am a consultant on the Vintage Sigma Guitars Facebook page and am an editor of the Sigma Guitars Wikipedia page. I am also writing a book on the sigma line and have just returned from MArtin in NAzareth where I was granted access to and permisiion to reproduce Sigma by MArtin materials by Dick Boak, Archivist at Martin. Martin customer service representatives now refer Sigma by Martin inquiries that they cannot answer to me.

Publications
My book propsal is currently under review by Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publshing group and an article I wrote for Vintage Guitar Mazine is under advisement.

Education/Credentials
Studied at Linn Benton Community Collage in Albany Oregon and Marylhurst University in Portannd, Oregon. I have been a lifelong musician and student of guitars and am a guitar tech.

Awards and Honors
None.

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