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Tele Pickguards - Coolest or Most Unique

Discussion in 'Tele-Technical' started by TeleJelly, Feb 15, 2009.

  1. TeleJelly

    TeleJelly Tele-Meister

    325
    Mar 3, 2008
    Ohio
    Saw an interesting esquire pickguard a while a go and wondered how many of you have either modified the existing tele pickguard shape, or fabricated a pickguard out of a non-traditional material for one of your projects.

    Pictures please :twisted:
     

  2. RodeoTex

    RodeoTex Poster Extraordinaire

    Sep 14, 2005
    Nueces Strip
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    I'm guessin' you guys are about sick of seeing this stuff, but hey, he asked.
     

  3. TeleJelly

    TeleJelly Tele-Meister

    325
    Mar 3, 2008
    Ohio
    Wow! Nice craftsmanship...you do that yourself?
     

  4. boris bubbanov

    boris bubbanov Telefied Ad Free Member

    I guess everybody has seen my chopped pickguard by now:

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  5. porknblue

    porknblue Tele-Holic

    624
    Dec 27, 2007
    South Bend, IN
    Paisley-Caster Tele Hybrid Pickguard

    Here's my Paisley-Caster assembly. I liked the body color so much that I wanted more of it to show. Simply an Allparts Black/Silver Paisley pickguard that I cut down to shape. Sure wish it had an F-hole!

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  6. tjalla

    tjalla Friend of Leo's

    SimonC step up to the plate! He made this funky circuit-board-with-acid-bath number that I borrowed for a while. :cool:

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  7. boneyguy

    boneyguy Doctor of Teleocity

    Age:
    59
    Mar 31, 2007
    victoria b.c. CANADA
    Here's my Classic Vibe 'Esquire' pickguard I made.

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  8. Tim73

    Tim73 Friend of Leo's

    Oct 26, 2006
    Wiltshire, England
    For those not familiar with my leatherwork (all courtesy of Doug at www.layli.net

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    And some more....
     

  9. Tim73

    Tim73 Friend of Leo's

    Oct 26, 2006
    Wiltshire, England
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  10. Tim73

    Tim73 Friend of Leo's

    Oct 26, 2006
    Wiltshire, England
    I still own this pickguard & need to put it on my 80s Squier but it's here on a since sold on 50s MIM

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    And not teles but I have the same with my acoustics

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  11. funff

    funff Tele-Holic

    818
    Jan 26, 2008
    UK
    Wow, never mind the superb pickguards, that double-bound translucent blue body is gorgeous! You've got some really nice stuff there.
     

  12. TeleJelly

    TeleJelly Tele-Meister

    325
    Mar 3, 2008
    Ohio
    WOW! These are some awesomely unique Teles. Owners be Proud.

    I never thought about using leather pickguards before, they sure are purty though. Might have to sneak one in on my next build.
     

  13. martyb1

    martyb1 Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 18, 2007
    Alberta,Canada

  14. TeleJelly

    TeleJelly Tele-Meister

    325
    Mar 3, 2008
    Ohio
    Marty1

    I bet that is one tone soaked machine! Is that top smooth? That is neat!
     

  15. e-merlin

    e-merlin Doctor of Teleocity

    Jan 13, 2004
    Garden City, KS
    Nothing can be "most unique" since unique means one of a kind. There can't be degrees of one of a kind.
     

  16. casterway

    casterway Friend of Leo's

    How about a 'big coincidence'?
     

  17. PeteMac

    PeteMac Friend of Leo's

    I wanted a Thinline, but really prefer the standard pickguard - so . . .

    Pickguard 2.jpg

    :D
     

  18. Parma_TeleMon

    Parma_TeleMon Friend of Leo's

    Feb 5, 2009
    Columbia, MD
    Check out the TidyCaster thread in the $100 Tele build contest
     

  19. tjalla

    tjalla Friend of Leo's

    Very, very curious PeteMac - points for thinking outside the box there! I'm curious how that would come up with different colour schemes...
     

  20. gayler

    gayler Tele-Meister

    161
    Dec 17, 2007
    Lakin, Ks
    What works the best to cut and shape a pickguard?
     

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