Forgot to answer the pickguard question…
Yes, I love this pickguard. I’ll be sad to see it go. It’s the original single-ply white 5 hole guard onto which I have added denim patterned contact paper. I trimmed the edge to make it look like a 2 ply. Simple.
But I cannot find denim contact paper anywhere. So replacing it will probably be impossible.
Yes, Amazon has some but it’s not the right pattern and looks pretty lame.