#1
Hello all knowing mod people

A friend of mine has an epiphone sg special

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Epiphone-SGSpecial-Electric-Guitar?sku=517239

(yes the one that comes in with the starter pack) and he has a piece of diamond plate and wants to make a pickguard out of it, so it should like like this:

http://www.wdmusic.com/product_31088_detailed.htm

But he doesn't want to buy that since he says it doesn't fit his model, his diamond plate is about 2mm thick.

So we have a couple of questions.

First of all, how thick should it be so he can screw it on top? Second of all, we wanted to know if doing such a thing would suck tone on his guitar.
#2
I would keep it 2 mil and tone will remain the same. But i've never used an sg before and never replaced a pick gaurd, sooo


Gear
Epiphone Les Paul Standard.
Squire Strat.
Marshall AVT100 2000.
Ibanez Tube Screamer.
Electro Harmonix Metal Muff.
Boss Tuner.
Boss Chorus Ensemble.
Jim Dunlop Crybaby.
#3
it wouldnt suck tone to my knowledge...2mm is pretty nicely balanced

if you have the tools and knowledge to cut it out and shape it...go for it..