#1
Hi

My Fender Stratocaster currently has an 8-hole pickguard, but I want to put in an 11-hole pickguard.

Is it safe just to drill 3 extra holes in?

How should I go about doing this?

I have almost no experience with DIY stuff, what do I do? Drill a hole and then put the screw in? Will the screw go in?

Please could someone tell me exactly what to do?!

Thanks.
#2
you could easily just not put screws in those extra holes, but then again, i think the screw placements are slightly different from an 8-screw to an 11-screw. correct me if i'm wrong on that?
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you could easily just not put screws in those extra holes, but then again, i think the screw placements are slightly different from an 8-screw to an 11-screw. correct me if i'm wrong on that?



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Quote by randomhero93
you could easily just not put screws in those extra holes, but then again, i think the screw placements are slightly different from an 8-screw to an 11-screw. correct me if i'm wrong on that?


+1

Pretty sure it's not just 3 more holes, but the other 8 are located differently as well.
So you'd be drilling more holes...

You won't physically hurt the guitar by drilling a few holes, just be carefull and make sure you put them in the exactly correct location, and don't use too big of a drill bit.

The only negative would be maybe losing a little bit of resale value. MAYBE, and just a LITTLE.

So in the end it's really up to you...

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Quote by jonmo1
+1

Pretty sure it's not just 3 more holes, but the other 8 are located differently as well.
So you'd be drilling more holes...

You won't physically hurt the guitar by drilling a few holes, just be carefull and make sure you put them in the exactly correct location, and don't use too big of a drill bit.

The only negative would be maybe losing a little bit of resale value. MAYBE, and just a LITTLE.

So in the end it's really up to you...



Oright thanks.

I suppose my question has changed - Can anyone find me a 3-ply white 8-hole pikguard?

Thanks.
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