Wood pickguards

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by jazzalta, Aug 24, 2007.

  1. jazzalta

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    aznrambo481 Friend of Leo's

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    here's another site... they're expensive! They can't be THAT hard to make, right? take some thin veneer (1/8"?), cut it out...
     
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    ...Won of our great member's son here made me iss here won outta Zebra wood and cent it tew me years ago.

    ...It really looks good on black


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    ...Don't look bad on Natural neither!

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    The Nichols stuff looks really good. I like the inlays. It shouldn't be too difficult to make a wood pickguard without inlays though.
     
  5. Jack Wells

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    I think wooden pickguards look best on solid color guitars. Put them on a natural guitar and it's the old striped pants-plaid shirt thing again.
     
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    I partly disagree Jack, but then it is a matter of taste. I'm not that into painted guitars, so I really prefer the PGs on natural. But I agree it requires some testing and searching before you can find some combination of grain and color that really works.


    This could be done by laminating perhaps three layers of veneer (light/dark/light or vice versa) and then cutting to shape. Not that different from cutting the plastic, except for some possible tearouts!


    I really like those inlays from the Nichols's

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    I don't have them but there are some pretty nice ones; from another thread ....

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    Wow! Were have I seen that geetar before?


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    Wow!

    I love those acoustic pick guards!
     
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