#1
I got a 2nd hand strat from ebay and when it arrived the pickguard was scratched to **** and all the screws where rusted so i thought i might give it a clean. I unscrewed everything, cleaned it out, went out bought a new pickguard and screws and everythng bu now that i put it back together only 3 of the holes for the screws match up. Im planning on taking it back to the place i got the pickguard from to fix it. Will any harm come from just drilling more holes into the guitar? What is my best next course of action?

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#3
maybe sand your old pickguard down?

but yeh, make sure the pickguard you buy actually fits your strat lol
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#4
Was the strat a Fender or a Squier? They have differnt holes in the pickguard as i found out when i bought a fender pickguard assembly for my squier..
#5
Why drill holes in the guitar? Just drill them into the pick guard if you can't find one that fits correctly.
#6
There are several different fender patterns for pickguard screws. Warmoth has pictures of the patterns and can make you the one needed.
#7
Vintage pickguards have 8 holes but new strat styles have 11 holes
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#8
Quote by consecutive e
Was the strat a Fender or a Squier? They have differnt holes in the pickguard as i found out when i bought a fender pickguard assembly for my squier..

I think that probably sounds about right, its got the right number of holes but in the wrong places.

And im trying to avoid drilling more holes in the pickguard