May 26th, 2010, 05:04 PM
I just bought a 62 RI body from 2000 and I'd like to put a gold anodized guard on it. Does anybody know which one will fit? Fender makes an 8-hole and a 11-hole, but the 11 hole is listed as 'Standard' and does not specifically say it will fit the American Vintage Reissues where the 8-hole does say it's for the 57 RI.
Thanks if you know!
May 26th, 2010, 05:22 PM
A modern 11 hole will fit the '62 just fine EXCEPT for the pickguard screw between the middle and neck pickups on the bass side.
I had an 11 hole gold anodized pickguard on a 60's Vintage Player and didn't want to drill a new hole in the body for that one screw, so I snipped the head off of a screw and glued it to the pickguard to cover up the empty spot for cosmetic purposes.
An 8 hole pickguard has much different screw placement.
May 27th, 2010, 07:45 AM
Right on metropolis, just what I needed to know -thank you! I'm glad I asked here (and I'll do the same trick if a screw doesn't match).
May 27th, 2010, 10:57 AM
This place will make one that fits www.toneguard.com