#1
I got bored this weekend and decided to make my own Pick guard. I found a 1/4" thick piece of pine(?) and rough cut it into a triangular shape. From there I took 60 grit sand paper and sanded out all the curves and such until it was in about the same shape as the standard LP pick guard. When I first tried putting it on, the little nub by the neck pickup broke off when I screwed it in. So I just sanded it flat and got everything snug and fitting. Then I stained it with Minwax Dark Walnut stain that I had lying around along with a thin coat of poly. Here's the finished product:





Anyways, what is your opinion on it?
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#2
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reasonably well done but couldnt you have got some nicer wood?


^agreed
#5
I just used what i had lying around in my garage. Trust me if I had a piece of rosewood I would have definitely used it.
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#7
It's just a normal ebony finish. I just cleaned it before i took that picture so that explains why it is very shiny. No chrome or anything.
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#9
very nice! i've been thinking about trying the same thing, but i can't decide what wood i'd like it to be made of.
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#11
The pick guard looks pretty good, but like they said the wood doesn't look too great. Plus I feel like if you were going to put a pickguard on a guitar like that (which is very nice by the way) I think the only option would be a silver one.
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#12
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whats the switch by the rhythm volume knob for?


When I was stupid and didn't feel like buying push pull pots I put that in for a coil tap. Right now its just a phase switch for the bridge pickup and I have a push pull for coil taps.

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The pick guard looks pretty good, but like they said the wood doesn't look too great. Plus I feel like if you were going to put a pickguard on a guitar like that (which is very nice by the way) I think the only option would be a silver one.


Well that's half the reason why I had to make this one. I had some silver spray paint lying around and I tried to spray my old plastic pick guard with it. But the can was old/out and it basically just pooped silver specks out on to it. It actually matches the fretboard somewhat well and I sanded the back of my neck and stained it the same color. So if you look at the whole guitar, it ties in well.

I'm debating trying to make matching pickup rings. But the thing is I don't have a router or any real proper tools to make them. Would it be worth the trouble?
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