Probably an easy question for you experienced "R" aficionados... I just couldn't find the exact answer using search. I noticed some "R"s come from the factory and sell without a pickgaurd installed (the one with the gold sticker/label) nor pilot holes for the install of a pickgaurd, which I'm sure is among the case candy. Is there a specific reason? Or, do they all come without a pickgaurd and the dealer or vendor installs them? And, am I right in understanding that historics don't come with actual PIO Bees... they are Mylar reproductions? Thanks all. Still looking for "that" perfect 2013 R9 (my military retirement gift to myself ). I've asked Curt to help and he's been updating me on new arrivals pretty regularly. When I see it, I'll know it.