i have a 60th anniversary standard strat and i was thinking of changin the parchment pickguard to white but i would like to do a 50's style singleply pickguard. would it fit?
If u have the material, then it would fit. Look at WDMusic.com, they have single-ply pickguards, as well as other cool ones, like swirls and odd pearl pickguards.
i dont live in US and i only buy from my local fender store. the thing is that i think it wouldnt fit my strat
^I don't see why it wouldn't. If you only buy from a fender dealer, all the Strat pickguards will fit all the strats (except showmasters, aerodynes, etc). If you're worried about driling extra holes, then that's just life. Rarely will a pickguard swap on a Strat NOT require at least one hole being re-drilled.
MIM Strats sometimes have the holes in slightly different places from the MIA Strats. The difference is ever so slight, though. As long as you're swapping 11 hole for 11 hole, you should have no problems other than maybe the need to put a new hole in, as has been mentioned.
the 50's pickguard has 8 holes me thinks
If you need a particular configuration, you can order a custom pickguard from www.warmoth.com that sells for as much or less than the licensed Fender products.
Yes, pickguards not only differ from the number of holes they have, but also in the shape and where those holes are positioned. When I first started playing, I wanted to put a new pickguard on my Squier Affinity Strat, but I discovered very quickly that I had to drill a few new holes to make it fit. Not only that, but I had to fill several others because they were a few millimeters away from where a new hole needed to be placed. It's kind of a crapshoot when dealing with pickguards, but I wouldn't worry about it. If some slight modifications need to be made, then the pickguard will cover it up. I wouldn't worry about it, honestly. Oh, and the single-ply idea is really cool. It's very different; most people go upwards with expensive pickguards with expensive guitars. Good thinking; I'd like to see it when you're done.
A 50's pickguard has 8 holes. I have no idea if they are similar placement of an 11-hole, though. Prolly not.