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Old 08-10-2015, 07:56 PM   #1
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Are gibson and epi LP pickguards the same?

I have an Epiphone Elitist...which has Gibson hardware and pickups in it.

I want to replace the pickguard...do I need an Epiphone one or a Gibson one, or are they one in the same.

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Old 08-11-2015, 09:23 AM   #2
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For some modals they are. Les Paul pickguards are pretty much identical and I put Gibson replacement pickguards on my Epiphone Les Paul guitars with no problem. The Epiphone Elitist with P90 pickups may be a whole different thing and I'm not sure that there is a Gibson pickguard other than the Gibson ES330 that would be similar. Looking at pictures the Gibson pickguard looks like it may be different.
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Old 08-11-2015, 01:21 PM   #3
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You have an Epiphone, get the Epiphone pick-guard, Gibson pick-gaurds don't fit that well without a bit of filing on some edges
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Old 08-11-2015, 04:33 PM   #4
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Here is the thing guys...the Elitist...has all Gibson hardware...bridge...pickups..pickups rings...etc...thus my confusion.

See what I mean.


And thank you so much for replying.
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and the pickups are not p90's.
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Old 08-11-2015, 04:43 PM   #6
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I'd just remove the pick-guard

but best way is take the pickguard off your guitar and take it with you to a licensed epi/Gibson dealer and put yours on top of the new ones and see which matches
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Old 08-11-2015, 05:02 PM   #7
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I'm a little wild with the pick....lol. I better leave it on...lol.

I know I could just order one of each and return the one that doesn't fit. I just thought maybe someone knew.

Just a little confusing with the Epi guitar with Gibson hardware.

I really don't like people at guitar stores messing with my guitars...I'm kinda ocd about people smudging them all up. I do all my own setups and stuff. Im pretty handy with stuff like that. Fixing amps and soldering...wood finishing..precision measurements. I love messing with them now I have the time.

I make my friends wash their hands before they play my guitars...lol. I do too.
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Old 08-11-2015, 05:04 PM   #8
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Oh I see....you said take it off and take it up there...genius idea. Derp derp. Im kinda slow today...ha ha.
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Old 08-11-2015, 09:31 PM   #9
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I make my friends wash their hands before they play my guitars...


That wouldn't be annoying or anything.

I don't understand people who baby the **** out of their guitars. I'm not saying you have to be overly hard on them or anything, but at least play the damn thing like you got a pair. A little grime/wear and tear isn't going to hurt it and you can't take it with you when you die.
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Old 08-11-2015, 10:08 PM   #10
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I just like to take care of my stuff. It really makes a big difference if you wash your paws first. I am likely to have all kinds of bad stuff on my hands at times...I have a sandblasting and powdercoating setup in my shop..so I can have aluminum oxide on my hands sometimes and bits of metal.

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Old 08-12-2015, 10:53 AM   #11
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Now that I see the pictures I see where I was confused on this thread. I thought you were talking about the Epiphone Elitist Casino but you did say LP. Duh!! Sorry for my confusion. Anyway as I mentioned I have added a Gibson pickguard and bracket to my Epi 1960 LP Tribute with no problem and I have changed the pickguard on my Epi LP Custom with no issue.
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Old 08-12-2015, 10:58 AM   #12
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Now that I see the pictures I see where I was confused on this thread. I thought you were talking about the Epiphone Elitist Casino but you did say LP. Duh!! Sorry for my confusion. Anyway as I mentioned I have added a Gibson pickguard and bracket to my Epi 1960 LP Tribute with no problem and I have changed the pickguard on my Epi LP Custom with no issue.



Thanks man, pretty much what i was looking for.
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Old 08-12-2015, 11:08 AM   #13
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Why buy a new pickguard when you can simply not have one at all?

They look so much better that way.
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Why buy a new pickguard when you can simply not have one at all?

They look so much better that way.



Keeps from scratching the guitar when I'm nodding off on heroin.
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Old 08-12-2015, 09:43 PM   #15
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Keeps from scratching the guitar when I'm nodding off on heroin.

They're ugly though.

If only it protected the guitar from the inevitable ding that'll come along one day, negating all of your hard work of trying to keep it mint.

There's really no point in babying your guitar so much. Ding it somewhere obscure and it'll alleviate the anxiety of dinging it again. Guitars always do get a finish imperfection from being dinged or dented. It's part and parcel of using the instrument.
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.... A little grime/wear and tear isn't going to hurt it and you can't take it with you when you die.


Sure I can. I plan on being buried with all of my guitars. Don't you go around trying to shatter my dreams.
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Old 08-13-2015, 10:41 AM   #17
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They're ugly though.

If only it protected the guitar from the inevitable ding that'll come along one day, negating all of your hard work of trying to keep it mint.

There's really no point in babying your guitar so much. Ding it somewhere obscure and it'll alleviate the anxiety of dinging it again. Guitars always do get a finish imperfection from being dinged or dented. It's part and parcel of using the instrument.




Never dinged a guitar yet...it is possible to actually take care of your stuff and keep it nice.
Everything goes back in a case when Im done. Wash hands before playing. Wipe down before goes back in case. No really anal or ocd. Just common sense.

I like the pickguard. Looks naked without it.

I cant stand seeing some scratched up dinged up guitar...makes me think a gorilla owns it.
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Old 08-13-2015, 01:23 PM   #18
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It's a bit extreme to ask your friends to wash their hands before they're allowed to touch your guitar, but ok.

I promise you that your guitar will get dinged one day. It happens with any guitar that gets used the way it is intended. The odds of it not getting dinged are very, very much against you no matter how careful you are.
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Old 08-13-2015, 01:57 PM   #19
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I have never intentionally dinged a guitar but it sure has happened and I don't cry about it. That's just a sign of actual gig use (natural relicing). Strangely I usually don't even know when it happens. I'll be changing strings or wiping it down and then "Hey, where did that scratch come from?".

P.S. I like the look of pick guards and have added them to Les Paul's that didn't come with one.
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Old 08-13-2015, 03:25 PM   #20
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I think my way of taking care of things comes from working in peoples homes for so many years...I had a tile/hardwood floor company for 25 years. We moved peoples belongings...furniture...etc...and believe me..people would make me pay for any damage if it happened. My helper somehow managed to tear a 2 inch rip in a leather chair once. I immediately told the customer and bought them a new chair...took the old one home and fixed it...still have it...its nice...lol

My carefulness just came from so many years of being super careful...not to bump walls or doorways and ding up trim and stuff. I cant help it at this point. But so far...I have been pretty lucky. I never lean one up against anything. Its either in my hands...on a secure stand placed out of traffic flow...or in a case. I dont drink much..lol which I imagine leads to some guitar dings..

or...it could just be Im a ninja...lol

I like the pickguards. Doesnt make me ocd or a weirdo...lol. Neither does being careful.
It sure is nice when you go to trade or sell something...and you have something that is kept really nice.
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