Tele pick guards

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  1. gibson11

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    n.jpg wanted to change out the pick guard on my partscaster but noticed it has 9 screw holes. Its an Eden body with a WD pick guard, or that's what the seller said it is and yes its missing a screw
     
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    It looks like a 5 screw guard that someone added in some screws. Excessive to my eye.
     
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    So, what's your question? Yeah....too many screws but you're, well, "screwed". I buy those little screws by the bag.....always have extras on hand.
     
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    Would a pick guard off of ebay line up? new to telecaster parts
     
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    It's missing two screws, one in the treble side of the neck and one on the perimeter bass side away from the bridge, then has an extra screw at the "waist" on each side...

    It's a 10 hole pickguard?[​IMG]

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    I was going to say. You could probably put a 5-hole guard on it. The other holes would just be covered up.
     
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    its a 9 hole pick guard, will take a peek inside and see what's going on
     
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    Why do you say 9 holes? There are 8 screws in the pickguard now and there should be 2 more. 8+2=10

    Every Telecaster pickguard has a screw on the treble side of the neck. If you buy a 5 hole or an 8 hole it's going to have that screw hole.


    Edit ^^^^^^ that's wrong... Only the 8 hole has the treble neck side screw.

    Duh on my part. Sorry.


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    5 screw pickguards don't have the screw by the neck on the cutaway side mate.
     
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    I think it needs more screws to make sure it doesn't fall off.
     
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    Ouch, you are of course correct.... The fifth one is between the bridge and control plate.

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    It's drilled like the Muddy Waters Tele but in black rather than white. That was done on the original by Muddy's luthier who made his Rosewood board neck and refinned the guitar red because the 5 screw guard had warped. If you want to keep all those screws but a different color buy a 5 screw guard and add the holes.
     
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    I think you can deal with the hole, alignment may be a different issue. Hard to tell from the picture but it almost looks like your fingerboard is curved at the bottom. I have had Eden parts before and they are not always perfect fits. You may need to fit the pick guard to the guitar and shape to pass the visual test. 9 or 10 does not matter, 8 or 5 are the magic numbers.
     
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    Just like the Myddy Waters guitar it is a 5 screw guard that had extra holes added to hold it flat.
     
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    it is a 9 hole pick guard plus 2 for the neck pickup that makes it 11 holes, if you have eyes. Its missing a screw on bottom left side. gonna buy a 5 hole tortoise shell guard and hope it lines up, how come some new pick guards don't even have the neck pickup holes drilled?
     
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    So the PU can be mounted to the body, thus no screws visible.
     
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    so you have to take the guard off to adjust the height? drill holes in the body? that makes no sense
     
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    That's the way the original Teles, and the RIs are made. Pickup mounted to the body is supposedly more resonant or something.

    If that's an Eden body I really wouldn't worry about drilling a few new holes in it.
     
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    You may find your screws cheap at your hardware store. I would recommend the stainless if you are trying to find a replacement.
     
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    As long as they're not too deep... :eek:
     
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