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Help with pickguard

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Ghostdriver, Mar 1, 2021.

  1. Ghostdriver

    Ghostdriver Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    Hi folks,
    I have been commissioned to produce an engraved pickguard for a client but I am not sure how this humbucker is mounted, seems to have two screws not one


    cheers

    UPDATE - i think I have found it’s a wide range humbucker, so if anyone has a guide as to where the two upper and lower screw holes should go I would be really grateful......
     

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  2. Telekarster

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    Is it possible for the customer to send you a pick guard they plan for you to copy? Nice work btw!
     
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  3. Ghostdriver

    Ghostdriver Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    Yes that would be my next action, as I am in UK and he is in Canada I thought I would try and find out here first !
     
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    I think that would be the safest option IMO. That way you know for sure what the customer wants you to make. The postage wouldn't be all that taxing I wouldn't think... so money well spent to avoid the risk. Just my 2 cents ;)
     
  5. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Another option is to have the customer scan the pickguard and send the file. You’d need them to place a ruler on the glass as well, or even better, two rulers set at a right angle.
     
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  6. Ghostdriver

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    or he can just draw around it and send me a paper copy maybe thats the easiest
     
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    BorderRadio Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    That works too but the tracing should be done with a mechanical pencil. Having both, the scan/ruler and a tracing is closest to having the actual guard in hand, IME.
     
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    Agreed . That and the exact measurements of the Widerange ( which you can look up to verify authenticity, they are smaller than Gibson Humbuckers) and exactly where they want it placed. Crikey's - a five screw Black pickguard is nothing from WDMusic IF it is a genuine 70's Widerange.
    I've built guitars for people many times and insist they know what they want. You don't need the gief later if it's not to their specifications.
     
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