Gold Plexi Pickguard

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  1. oregomike

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    Hey All-

    I was about to ask y'all where I could find the same type of clear gold pickguard Novo, Fano (and maybe others?) uses since I couldn't find them anywhere, that is until I found out the correct name. "Gold Plexi" So, instead of a question, here's a source in case anyone else was wondering too. I think they look amazing.

    https://decoboom.com/products/deep-gold-jazzmaster-pickguard-acrylic ($60 isn't bad considering Novo charges $100 when doing a custom guitar.)

    This is just the first link I stumbled on. If anyone has a better source, please share it!

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    Is it not just clear plexi with the underside painted gold?
     
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    Exactly.

    My 1968 Gretsch Country Gentleman pickguard was signed by Chet himself in the early 90s. I still played it out and I didn't want the guard getting ruined so I went to Home Depot and bought a piece of plexi, cut it to shape, sanded and polished the edges and spray painted the back with gold paint.

    On stage it looks pretty darn good.
     
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    Those are all clear guards back-painted with gold paint. Some look like the clear edge is translucent when a deeper gold (orange) is used on the back. If they were translucent, you would see the pickups routes and wiring through the guard.

    You can buy a clear guard and paint in with a can of spray paint in any color you prefer.
     
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    Could be? Haven't seen one up close but wondered about that. But the Reverb one was opaque.
     
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    Whatever works. I just like the final look when it's on the guitar. Of course, that leaves it open to create my own color. : )
     
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    Yeah, a clear guard lets you spray whatever color you want.

    I am working on a Strat that has a clear pickguard, knobs and closed pickup covers. I am going to back-paint them all to match.

    On the tele partscaster in my avatar, the bridge came gold or chrome. I bought both and swapped the gold bridge saddles to the chrome bridge. They were more bronze than gold, so I bought clear speed knobs and clear Gretsch rings and mixed a matching color and back painted them. It's not as dramatic as a full pickguard but I liked the matched color better than just buying the gold knobs and rings.

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