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Custom pickguards in NZ?

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Does anyone know of a site in NZ that I could grab a pickguard like this from? Warmoth could do it but shipping is pricey.
And an engraver I asked doesn't think it would be the same.
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No bridge pickup???

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Ha yeah I don't find myself using it on my other one and I just got a cheap Strat that I'm wanting to mod similar to Kida's from Tricot.
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just get someone with a strat pick guard template to make you one - or perhaps make a template etc, etc, etc. There's some talented guys here that might be able to sort you out.

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Ali express sell most stuff, cheap as chips
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Or put some duct tape over the existing hole :lol:

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Kerry has templates I think. His name is 'Chaoz' on here I believe.

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Just hijacking this...

I'd like to get a pickguard made... well I just need to find someone with a band saw I guess.

Any good sources for the material other than guitarparts.co.nz?

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quyet wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:57 pm
Just hijacking this...

I'd like to get a pickguard made... well I just need to find someone with a band saw I guess.

Any good sources for the material other than guitarparts.co.nz?
I have a piece of black single ply pickguard material I got years ago with an order from www.guitarfetish.com could potentially sell if that was what you are after...

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quyet wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:57 pm
Just hijacking this...

I'd like to get a pickguard made... well I just need to find someone with a band saw I guess.

Any good sources for the material other than guitarparts.co.nz?
It might come out better with more than just a bandsaw.... Is it a standard shape or something different?

I've bought material off aliexpress (and guitarfetish as JB suggests) and what I've received looks ok.

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Just basically have to cut it into a triangle

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I made some mighty fine pickguards by first making a template of soft material and filing & sanding that to required shape. Then use my table router to cut a hard template, then make the final one from pickguard material. You can also use a bit with an angle to give the edges a bevel.

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Jay wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:44 pm
I made some mighty fine pickguards by first making a template of soft material and filing & sanding that to required shape. Then use my table router to cut a hard template, then make the final one from pickguard material. You can also use a bit with an angle to give the edges a bevel.
This is exactly it. Templates, acrylic and a bit of double sided tape. I also have a laser cutter that does the trick.

Nothing is set up at present due to not having a suitable workshop, so I'm of no help at present sadly.
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