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Old December 21st, 2013, 12:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Pickguard install question

I'm putting in a different pickup in the neck of my Tele and just ordered a pickguard without pre-drilled holes. I was going to use the old pickguard as a template to drill holes in the new one. Is this the best way to do this or am I missing something completely obvious ?

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That will be fine, or you could buy a guard pre-drilled.
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Yeah, why didn't you just order the pickguard pre-drilled?

Using a template will probably work. I'd double-stick tape them together and clamp them to a block of wood as a backer.
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Or...you could mount the pickup to the body, vintage style?
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It will be harder to countersink the screws as they would be on a pre-drilled guard. You'll need the flattest head screw you can find unless you can recess the holes in the new guard.
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Old December 21st, 2013, 04:09 PM   #6 (permalink)
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That will be fine, or you could buy a guard pre-drilled.
I didn't buy the guard pre-drilled because I figured the holes wouldn't line up
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