LumberJocks

Custom pick guard for electric guitar

  • Advertise with us
Project by jordanp posted 165 days ago 664 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





7 comments so far

View madts's profile

madts

1245 posts in 966 days


#1 posted 165 days ago

Pretty bad looking ax.

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

View Texcaster's profile (online now)

Texcaster

651 posts in 300 days


#2 posted 165 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.

View deltawing's profile

deltawing

67 posts in 656 days


#3 posted 165 days ago

nice – any time spent fixing guitars is well spent

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

View CFrye's profile

CFrye

2809 posts in 466 days


#4 posted 165 days ago

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

-- God bless, Candy

View Ken90712's profile

Ken90712

14878 posts in 1815 days


#5 posted 165 days ago

Great looking project…. Well done.

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

View 489tad's profile

489tad

2278 posts in 1638 days


#6 posted 165 days ago

the guard came out nice.

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

View jordanp's profile

jordanp

1044 posts in 567 days


#7 posted 165 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

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase