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Where do you get custom pickguards made?

Discussion in 'Tele-Technical' started by Golem, Nov 6, 2018.

  1. Golem

    Golem Tele-Holic

    I've used WDMusic and the results were satisfactory but the price was higher than I'd hoped. I'm wondering if there are companies I should consider for a custom pickguard (for firebird pickups that don't use the Gibson or SD footprint).
     
  2. Truvor

    Truvor TDPRI Member

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    There was a guy on eBay who used to make custom pick guards but he passed away a few years back.
     
  3. Truvor

    Truvor TDPRI Member

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    There was a guy on eBay who used to make custom pick guards but he passed away a few years back.
     
  4. Mike Simpson

    Mike Simpson Doctor of Teleocity

    Mar 19, 2006
    Gilbert, AZ (PHX)
  5. Andy B

    Andy B Tele-Afflicted Gold Supporter

    Mar 16, 2003
    Colorado
    Chandler Guitars is a good place to get all sorts of pickguards.
     
  6. Finck

    Finck Tele-Afflicted

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    A piece of acrylic scrap, a saw, some files and everything goes fine...
     
  7. Chuckster

    Chuckster Tele-Meister

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    Mar 30, 2017
    Boston/Cape Cod
    Funny you ask... I talked to Chris from Pick of the Ricks today and he recommended Pickguardian (https://www.pickguardian.com). I'm looking for a spare black upper guard for my Ric 360 (my original has some writing on it... ;)).

    You should also check out Decoboom... I love their stuff for something unique.
     
  8. kplamann

    kplamann Tele-Holic

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    Mar 19, 2003
    Paris region, France
    I have had a good experience with Pickguardian. Very meticulous concerning specs and measurements.
     
  9. robt57

    robt57 Telefied Ad Free Member

    Feb 29, 2004
    Portland, OR
    Me too, but honestly I work for low single digit $ per hour doing so. ;)

    Especially with a Strat/Tele type switch involved. :cry:
     
  10. Rowdyman

    Rowdyman TDPRI Member

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    Greasy Groove in Amherst Nova Scotia

    No affiliation, RM
     
  11. Golem

    Golem Tele-Holic

    I don't think they've been in business for 3 years or so.
     
  12. galaxiex

    galaxiex Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

    My garage... ;) :D
     
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  13. Informal

    Informal Tele-Holic

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  14. R.S.Fraser Sr.

    R.S.Fraser Sr. Tele-Meister

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    Jun 6, 2010
    canada
    Why in the world would you post this?
    In case he left some old stock with his wife?
     
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  15. BakoSound

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    I’ve had good luck with Pickguard Heaven (Pickguards.us).

    Easy to work with with on custom items tons of options for materials and standard templates.
     
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  20. Mike Simpson

    Mike Simpson Doctor of Teleocity

    Mar 19, 2006
    Gilbert, AZ (PHX)
    Making the pattern for the first one of that type is a little time consuming but after that they go pretty quick on the router table and drill press.
     
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