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Pickguard install question

Discussion in 'Tele-Technical' started by steve v, Dec 21, 2013.

  1. steve v

    steve v Tele-Meister

    497
    Jun 18, 2009
    Eagle Mills, NY
    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 ?
     

  2. fendrguitplayr

    fendrguitplayr Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    65
    Oct 11, 2006
    Greater Boston
    That will be fine, or you could buy a guard pre-drilled.
     

  3. KokoTele

    KokoTele Doctor of Teleocity Vendor Member

    Age:
    42
    Mar 17, 2003
    albany, ny [not chicago]
    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.
     

  4. KevinB

    KevinB Doctor of Teleocity

    Mar 4, 2007
    New Jersey
    Or...you could mount the pickup to the body, vintage style?
     

  5. flyswatter

    flyswatter Friend of Leo's

    Jan 12, 2013
    Quebec
    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.
     

  6. steve v

    steve v Tele-Meister

    497
    Jun 18, 2009
    Eagle Mills, NY
    I didn't buy the guard pre-drilled because I figured the holes wouldn't line up
     

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