#1
I've got a 1993 Fender Mexican Stratocaster that I recently installed a Seymour Duncan JB into, and now need to find an accomodating pickguard. I bought one from pickguards.com but the mounting holes don't align, so I'm stuck. Anyone know if there's a website that sells pickguards for guitars made in a certain year? Or could I just cut a humbucker shape into my old SSS-configured pickguard and spraypaint it black? Other suggestions are welcome
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#3
Ive noticed with a bunch of strat pickguards the holes dont match up, I personally just redrill the holes but if you dont want to do that you can always use a dremel or something to cut out a route in your pickguard for a humbucker.
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#4
I dont know about years, but there are pick guards made for a specific number of holes. Did you get the right one?

I'd just redrill the holes tbh.
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I've got a 1993 Fender Mexican Stratocaster that I recently installed a Seymour Duncan JB into, and now need to find an accomodating pickguard. I bought one from pickguards.com but the mounting holes don't align, so I'm stuck. Anyone know if there's a website that sells pickguards for guitars made in a certain year? Or could I just cut a humbucker shape into my old SSS-configured pickguard and spraypaint it black? Other suggestions are welcome


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They have been the industry leaders in replacement PG's since the 70's.
Might be worth an email or phone call to check for the year of your guitar.
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^Actually, that was the place I bought it from....when I bought the non-fitting PG, I didn't read the notification that stated it'll only fit post-2002 Fender Strats, and even though I could order a custom pickguard, I'm rather strapped for cash and only have $20 left. Is there a way to hold down the pickups without a pickguard, or at least part of it (for instance, if I were to only use the section covering the wire cavity/pots and then cut off the rest)?
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^Actually, that was the place I bought it from....when I bought the non-fitting PG, I didn't read the notification that stated it'll only fit post-2002 Fender Strats, and even though I could order a custom pickguard, I'm rather strapped for cash and only have $20 left. Is there a way to hold down the pickups without a pickguard, or at least part of it (for instance, if I were to only use the section covering the wire cavity/pots and then cut off the rest)?


You tend to mount them on the PG with screws and springs dude.
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#9
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You tend to mount them on the PG with screws and springs dude.


Yes, but....nevermind. I just don't like having to buy an entirely new PG is all, which by the looks of it is inevitable.
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-Schecter C-1 Hellraiser