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Project by jordanp posted 135 days ago 637 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My brother was using my bench to upgrade some hardware on one of his electric guitars.
I saw his white plastic pick guard laying there and said to myself that would look way better in maple!

Dug around in the shop and found some 1/8 maple plywood I pulled off something.
Used his old one as a template and cut it out on the scroll saw.

Rounded off the edges with sand paper. Final sanding at 1500 grit then 2 coats of minwax red mahogany and 2 coats of clear shellac.

Not too shabby… hardware upgrade and visual upgrade.

Epiphone Explorer. Only thing that’s original in it is the wooden body at this point.

Just added two more photos. Made a new switch and truss rod cover.

-- J. Palmer Woodworks - Rockwall TX -I woke up this morning thinking “man, I really hope someone posted some soul scarring sh*t on LJs today.” -- - Billy





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madts

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#1 posted 135 days ago

Pretty bad looking ax.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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Texcaster

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#2 posted 135 days ago

Nice job. It’s good fun fooling around with old guitars. White- black- white binding would make that scratchplate pop.

-- Bill....... I listen very closely to the timber and then impose my will.

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deltawing

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#3 posted 134 days ago

nice – any time spent fixing guitars is well spent

-- > It takes a long time to become a child - Picasso <

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CFrye

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#4 posted 134 days ago

Way better than plastic! Good job Jordan. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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Ken90712

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#5 posted 134 days ago

Great looking project…. Well done.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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489tad

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#6 posted 134 days ago

the guard came out nice.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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jordanp

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#7 posted 134 days ago

Thanks for all the kind comments..

My brother really seems to like it.

-- J. Palmer Woodworks - Rockwall TX -I woke up this morning thinking “man, I really hope someone posted some soul scarring sh*t on LJs today.” -- - Billy

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