Undrilled Tele Pickguards - Where to Find??

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  1. El Tele Lobo

    El Tele Lobo Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    Does anyone know where to get Tele pick guards with the pickup hole routed, but no mounting holes drilled? I'm refinishing a guitar with a guard that definitely has holes in different places than the replacement guard I tried to buy for it. Rather than filling and redrilling, I think I'd rather use the old guard as a template and drill a new one to fit. Any idea where I can find an undrilled guard affordably? Thanks, guys.
     
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  3. El Tele Lobo

    El Tele Lobo Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    Perfect. More expensive than the cheaper pre-drilled ones, but not at all prohibitively costly, especially for the amount of options they give you. Thanks!
     
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    Couple years back, I was extremely lucky to find a Chinese 5-hole 3-layer gloss-black PG for my 52 re-issue that fit perfectly for only 10 bucks.
     
  5. dkmw

    dkmw Friend of Leo's

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    More locally, WD Music here in Florida will do anything you want re pickguards. No affiliation, just a happy customer.

    https://www.wdmusic.com/
     
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    Pickguardian? :cool:
     
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    I just bought a matt black single ply 5 hole esquire guard on ebay for $12 bucks aud delivered.
    Should look cool with a light satin clear coat and once I round the edges a little on it.
    Like a poor mans bakelite guard.
     
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    No pictures of the pickguards?
     
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    And while WD had a less than enviable rep in the past.. they finally got their shi* together on PickGuards .. they are excellent these days, and offer a very broad range of "looks"..

    Ron
     
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  10. El Tele Lobo

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    Do WD or Pickguardian offer undrilled options?
     
  11. El Tele Lobo

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    I really appreciate all the responses. Thanks, guys!
     
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    WD does custom anything so undrilled should be no big deal.
     
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    I find it funny that something that requires less work costs more. Such is life.

    Depending on the type I've seen a few undrilled deep within china on ebay.
     
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    another call for WD music, great service!
     
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