well, it's only pickguard screws, one might say – what's the big deal?
i like tortoise-shell-like pickguards of the dark-brown variety, and often found the standard nickel-plated, or chrome-plated screws, are too much on the bright side of looks.
so i decided to try these Dieter's screws – which aren't cheap (as screws prices go, in a generic hardware retail store), but still won't break my piggy bank.
the finish is well executed: it stays, it doesn't rub off easily, it ain't paint(ed), it's electro-plated.
mechanically, they're indeed screws of first quality.
the Phillips head is dimensionally precise, with very tight tolerance: on a quality screwdriver, it fits the tip like a glove – it won't tilt, it won't sway, it won't fall off when turning the screwdriver sideways.
even if these are not meant to hold high torque values, because they just serve to keep a pickguard in place by screwing into the body wood, the threads look neat and precisely finished.
turning these screws on and off again a number of times hasn't marred the headcuts, nor stripped the finish off at all – what i like most, cosmetically, is that they're not shiny black, so they complement equally welll both polished pickguards, and matt / flat-finished ones, in style.
i haven't tried their sibling in nickel- or chrome finish, yet – but if the manufacturing plant is the same, they might be really of same quality.
which means, now that even quality instruments often come with cheap screws, unfortunately, these Göldo screws are a most affordable upgrade that speaks quality, and style, on instruments of any type and price – no wonder, Dieter knows what's right!