I just finished making the pickguard for my rhoads jackson now i need to screw it down on the 3 tips. Will I crack the finish by screwing into the wood?
Drill pilot holes into the body EXACTLY where the screws will be for the guitar. If you don't it will crack the body. You can do this by setting the pickguard where you want it to be and take a needle/scrawl and mark a dent into the guitar body where the screw hole will be