Where to find pickguard for Epiphone 56 Les Paul Pro w/P-90's

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  1. theprofessor

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    Can anyone point me to a good source for a pickguard for an Epiphone 56 Les Paul Pro (2/P-90's)? I think my creme one looks a little cheap and rough-cut, and I'd like to find something a bit classier but without breaking the bank. I'm shocked at how much people are getting for a small piece of plastic.

    The measurements on mine, from left to right, seem to be:
    35mm for bridge P-90 cutout
    78mm between the pickups
    35mm for the neck P-90 cutout
    30mm from the neck cutout to the end of the pickguard

    Thanks!
     
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    Now that I think about it, I've never seen a 2 P90 LP with a pickguard except for the flat body LP Special.
    You'll probably have to get one special made or cut one yourself.
     
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    That's fine, too. I could do the "black beauty thing" with black pickup covers and pickguard and so forth. But I still can't find a darn one!
     
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    The pickguard you want will cost 50-100% of the value of the guitar ... If it's worth it to you, then go for it !!!... As for me, cosmetics are at the very bottom ... I'll play the ugliest guitar in the world in front of the Pope or the Queen if it plays,sounds and feels good ... To me ...
     
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    I have the black version of that guitar with a cream pickguard still attached.
    I would just order a blank and trace the existing one. I like to leave the pickguards on my Les Pauls for both looks and to plant my fingers on.
     
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    Amazon has some for LP Deluxe in cream and clear.
     
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    I am certainly not in the business of spending bank on a pickguard! I'm looking for an economical solution!
     
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    Where does one order a pickguard blank? I'd be happy to make my own.

    The cream and the clear! That's performance-enhancing, baby! I found this one, but it has no measurements that might assure me it'd fit an Epiphone:
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000UCTXLK/?tag=tdpri-20
     
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    I have found them on ebay before, mostly china listings for reasonable money.
    I bought a black sheet a month ago for a custom telebird and it cost something like $12 bucks delivered. I could cut around 6 LP guards out of the sheet.
     
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    Thanks! That looks like a viable option. Now I need to figure out what all the "groups" mean.
     
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    Click on the "Materials" tab.
     
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    Musiclily has affordable pg material. Lots of sellers if you scour the China sites.

    GFS has some too but their shipping... crikes.
     
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    I got that sheet of plastic and made my own pickguard. It could easily make four pickguards. I made one, threw it out, and then made another one. I don't have great tools for working with something like that, but I think it turned out ok. I like it.

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    Turned out great.
    I got lazy and ordered a LP guard for my Bluesbird, doesn't quite fit though. So I'll have to cut one out later I guess. DSCF0812.JPG
     
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