Help finding a decent looking tortoise shell sheet

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  1. Dune736

    Dune736 TDPRI Member

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    Does anyone know where I can find a decent looking tortoise shell pickguard sheet big enough for a jazzmaster guard?
    I'm not looking for Spitfire quality. PVC is fine, but I don't want it to look like something printed on a inkjet.
    Something more natural looking is what I'm aiming for. Guitar part sites like Stew mac sell stuff that looks like baby poo.
    Any info would be appreciated
     
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    Virtually all the new tort plastic looks bad to me, though I've seen some boutique product that looks pretty nice and is priced accordingly.
    Others disagree and use modern tort happily, but if you see that crap as crap you may not find the hold grail you seek of nice looking modern tort.

    I forget who the boutique tort guard makers are but I'd look for the $60- $80 guard makers and see if they will sell you a sheet.
    Are you looking to make a non stock configuration guard?
    Sometimes a vintage guard is the shortest expensive route to satisfaction.
    Vintage tort tends to be so warped it's almost unusable though.
     
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    This looks pretty good in real life, if you like the brown tort.
    search Ace guitar Parts, they sell full sheets.
     
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    Tort is pretty subjective on what you like. I have an old sheet of Stew Mac that I like pretty well. But I do tend to like the Brown Tort and not too red.
     
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