#1
It took 13 days to get it, but my new pickguard came in today from Fender. Just as I thought, when I pulled the old pg off the wiring in there is a nightmare. At least to me anyway. And wouldn't you know it a wire broke off the passing lane switch and it took me a good while to figure out where it came from and to get it soldered back. There was no hole for the passing lane switch in the new pg so I had to drill one. No big deal. But the mount for it is glued to the underside of the pg so I had to take a knife and gently get it off the old pg. I was successful so after removing enough shielding on the new pg, I glued the mount in place. Everything went back fairly well although the N3 pups were a very, very tight fit! I'm posting pics of it completed and I have pics that I took during the procedure if anyone is interested in them. I'm glad it's finished!



#3
very nice choice of colors, yeah the only thing that stopped me from getting tortoise shell pickguards on strat projects was the ones from allparts to chinese ebay its like a jpeg printed tortoise texture on the pickguard.

Tortoloid comes close to legit sea turtle if i remember right but if i did another guitar with a pickguard i'd use axetremecreations.com man made abalone pickguards.

this is tortoloid, i wish they would make pickguards out of it as celluloid is extremely flammable like fender picks
http://www.stewmac.com/Materials_and_Supplies/Pickguard_Materials/Tortoloid_Pickguard_Material.html

sort of like this
http://www.axetremecreations.com/custom-shop-pickguards/custom-stratocaster-pickguards/Stratocaster--Pickguard---Blue---Green-Faux-Abalone---2-Ply-2430
Last edited by Tallwood13 at Dec 24, 2015,
#4
Nice work, tortoise pickguards always look great. I put a red tortoise pickguiard on my knock-off strat a few months ago. It may only be an $80 guitar but it looks so pretty now.