Mirror pickguard for '18 sg standard

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  1. Uptomyneckintheblues

    Uptomyneckintheblues New Member

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    I'm looking for a mirror pickguard for my 2018 Gibson SG standard. I know there are several companies that make mirror pickguards, but there seems to be some contention on whether or not thier pickguards fit an '18 standard with the correct matching screw holes. I don't want to spend $40 only to find it's useless with the wrong screw pattern, and I don't want to add more screw holes to my SG. I know I can send my pickguard to WD and they can copy it, but if there is an "off the shelf" version that fits without modification and had the correct screw pattern that would be preferable. Any help or Insight anyone can offer is appreciated.
     
  2. Col Mustard

    Col Mustard Well-Known Member

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    I could never understand why anyone would want this...

    I've been in the audience when some band was on, and one of the members
    had a shiny thing on his guitar, and the beam of light flashing from the shiny
    thing was extremely irritating... to the point where I got up and left.

    I would do it again, if anyone wanted to bounce stage lighting into my eyes
    in the audience. I would get up and walk out, and never come back.

    So it seems like a great way to destroy whatever following your band might
    earn. Why would any hard working performer feel an urge to cause harm to
    his audience, who likely paid to get in.

    Stage lighting in the performer's eyes... now that's one of the prices we pay
    for having a gig. We have to pretend it doesn't hurt, and play like every gig
    was our last. But it's my opinion that if you reflect that intense light into the
    eyes of people who are unprepared for it, and who may have paid to get in
    to hear your music... Then any gig might actually be your last. Why would
    they invite you back?
     
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  3. Uptomyneckintheblues

    Uptomyneckintheblues New Member

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    I guess steve vai, phil lynott and John Sykes should have consulted you first. You answer is as helpful to my question as it was insightful. Many thanks, you have certainly helped me find what I was looking for.
     
  4. everdying

    everdying Well-Known Member

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    i guess add on paul stanley to the list...

    i see the WD ones are made of plexi / acrylic...their product shots also seem to be custom made orders since they're all on 24-fret SGs...just wonder how long the mirror finish underneath would last.

    anyway what you can probably do is send a scan of your guard to whatever companies there are...and get them to see if they line up?
     
  5. Von Trapp

    Von Trapp Active Member

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    Classic guitar forum content: Dude asks for help - gets opinions instead. Lol
     
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    donepearce Well-Known Member

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    Or even worse, opinions about opinions.
     
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    I can't remember how much money is involved but I'd seriously consider sending your old guard to be copied. Unless you can find a place to go to and compare chances are that even if it looks right in a pic the holes might be a little off anyway in reality.
     
  8. Col Mustard

    Col Mustard Well-Known Member

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    I was trying to suggest you not make an expensive mistake...
    Those guys you mention don't care what I think, and you have
    no obligation to either.
    but guitar fora are truly like this... someone raises a question, and gets
    opinion(s) for answers, and then the OP gets to make up his own mind.

    If you think irritating your audience is cool, that's your business.
     
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    donepearce Well-Known Member

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    I'm with you. Sometimes the best answer is not the direct answer to the question. Criticising someone for coming at the question just a little out of left field is dumb.
     
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    cerebral gasket Well-Known Member

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    I find it odd that on the WD site, they have the batwing listed to fit a 1963-1970 SG. If not mistaken, the transition to the batwing not happen until 1966 and ended 1971. It reappeared circa 1992.
     
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  11. everdying

    everdying Well-Known Member

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    ya thats not the only one...
    their description of the half-face also says from 1970-present, or a '61 reissue...
    screws all definitely will not lineup on them...and say a 1975 would have a wider area between the pickup rings than a '61 reissue.

    so ya, a custom order is still the best way to go.
     
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  12. Gibbo SG

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    Everything else having been said, make damn sure you want this before pulling the trigger.
     
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    shreddy bender Well-Known Member

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    I would make my own. Source out a piece of acrylic, trace your pickguard add a piece of reflective mylar to the underside, cut drill and install!
     
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