^ same. Guitar looks great, and I like pearloid, but it only works with certain colours imo (metallic colors mostly. Like CAR, Shoreline gold etc). It doesn't work with this colour for me. The colour itself is real pretty though! White blonde?
Who cares what I would do? I've gotten rid of guitars because I didn't like slotted tuners. I've gotten rid of guitars because I didn't like gold hardware. And I quite like the cream-colored pearloid pick guard on my Strat.