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Custom pick guard for electric guitar

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Project by jordanp posted 03-09-2014 11:11 PM 1093 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 β€œman, 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 03-09-2014 11:37 PM

Pretty bad looking ax.

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

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Texcaster

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#2 posted 03-09-2014 11:39 PM

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

-- Bill... "You have to wear a hat if you want to be in the band." Steve Earl

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#3 posted 03-10-2014 01:23 AM

nice – any time spent fixing guitars is well spent

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#4 posted 03-10-2014 06:02 AM

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

-- God bless, Candy

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#5 posted 03-10-2014 07:54 AM

Great looking project…. Well done.

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

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#6 posted 03-10-2014 05:19 PM

the guard came out nice.

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

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#7 posted 03-10-2014 07:02 PM

Thanks for all the kind comments..

My brother really seems to like it.

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

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