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Wooden Pickguards

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by chaddukes, Mar 2, 2008.

  1. chaddukes

    chaddukes Tele-Meister

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    I did a search but found nothing.

    Have any of you used wooden pickguards? Any pics? What are your favorites to use for that application?

    I'm planning to buy a mahogany thinline soon and have thought about swapping out the pickguard for a homemade wooden pickguards but I need one that will jive with the mahogany and maple neck.

    Thanks,
    Chad
     
  2. wbsneed

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    As many on the TDPRI know, Praisecaster owns a beautiful Tele adorned with a zebrawood pickguard. I'm sure you will be getting some responses very soon.

    Will
     
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  4. chaddukes

    chaddukes Tele-Meister

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    They don't have one for a 69RI.

    What color do you think would look best with the mahogany body? I'm leaning towards Wenge.
     
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  6. chaddukes

    chaddukes Tele-Meister

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    Those pickguards are gorgeous. But, again no Thinline pickguards, just standard tele and strat configurations.

    But in reading the description it states that these are wood veneers glued to black plastic pickguard material. I can probably do the same thing in my garage. I'll just have to find the veneer that I want.
     
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    Send the guy at woodguarden an email and ask. He made mine special for me. He should be able to make whatever you want..
     
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    Personally prefer the woodguarden solid wood pickguards... have a nice rosewood one... just wish the aussie dollar didn't suck so much when I bought it.
     
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    IPLAYLOUD Friend of Leo's

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    I remember a company offering them years ago. Nils Lofgren has had one on a Strat for many years.
     
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    riggergreg, where did you find the white saddles on the Strat? Looks cool on there. Both guitars look good.
     
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    Thanks for the tip. I just placed an order. I'm tight for cash so I figured I can make my own for less than I can buy one. I measured my pickguard and used the search function to find a very nice variety to choose from. They are only about .060 thick but I think I can bond it to a piece of .030 polycarbonate to get it to the right thickness.
     
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