Looking for a Nashville style pickguard

Discussion in 'Tele-Technical' started by macatt, Aug 13, 2019.

  1. macatt

    macatt Tele-Holic

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    I need a three pickup guard for a Tele but neck pickup slot must be cut for a Strat sized pickup, which is bigger than a typical neck pickup slot.
    It must be "Fender" brand mint green as they are the only company who gets the tint correct.

    i can't find one already cut like this and I don't want to cut it myself.
    Any help?
    I may also consider tortoise shell.

    S Mac
     
  2. jackal

    jackal Tele-Afflicted Gold Supporter

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    Warmoth is the place to start, they do custom pickguards. Not sure about the mint green though.
     
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    I had a Strat sized neck pickup on mine once....don't recall where I found the (tortoise) guard to fit it, probably Amazon. The only other thing to suggest is like jackal said.....Warmoth or another custom pickguard maker. As far as color....every tortoise guard I've ordered for mine (three or four at least) has been different. They've all been acceptable, none "ugly", but sometimes you "takes what you gets"......;)
     
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    I replaced the mint pg on my Squier CVC with one from Warmoth. These tired old eyes cannot tell the difference. Slightly off topic, I have genuine Fender and Warmoth parchment pg's. I swear Warmoth must make them for Fender.
     
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    Thanks.
    Yes I know and have had good luck with after market tortoise guards but the Mint Green must be Fender.

    S Mac
     
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    BTW....what is that guitar in your avatar? You can't tell on my avatar, but I "belt sanded" a forearm bevel on it, and makes a big difference. Yours, however, appears to have binding as well. Do you have any full-frontal pics? Looks nice.
     
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    I looked at Warmoth. They have the Strat size option but way too green.

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    it's my own design.
    I put a lot of thought into it and had USACG build the body and neck to my specs.
    They were able to follow the arm contour with the tortoise binding.
    It turned out beautiful.

    I also incorporated some semi-stealth ideas with the middle pickup (tortice cover) and the P-90 under the guard at the neck.
    The controls and wiring are also my own unique design.
    [Stacked volume controls, 250K for the bridge and middle; 500K for the P-90].
    [Stacked tone/blender pots.

    With super switch:

    1. Bridge alone with it's own dedicated tone.
    2. Bridge with blended middle.
    3. Middle alone (no tone)
    4. Bridge/neck blendable wit the two volume pots.
    5. Neck alone (no tone)

    It's actually quite simple and user friendly to pre-set and operate on the fly using only the switch.

    Bigsby B-5.

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    S Mac
     
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