New/Replacement pickguards?

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  1. Husky33

    Husky33 New Member

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    New to this site, but i like it! Never new until today there was a place just for SG lovers hah

    So i mildly regret painting my pickguard years ago and kind of want a replacement for my G-400. Every site i looked up so far either doesn't have a G-400 style, or they're really not reputable at all. Thanks for any input!
     
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    Biddlin Well-Known Member

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    Depending on what kind of paint you used, it might come off with an application or two of polishing compound. Or just water if it is acrylic.
     
  3. Husky33

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    Sadly I thought ahead when I painted it. I used a pretty good acrylic with a few layers of clear coat to make sure it didn't come off. And it doesn't really look bad, just not what I want on it right now. A bit of sentimental value to it.

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  4. Chubbles

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    Can be a little tricky. There are sg pickguards available. Generally 2 types: one for a more narrow space between pickups, and a wider space (called a 64 sg I think). Check Amazon, look for ones with measurements to compare to. Don't necessarily buy there.
     
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    Thanks for the heads up! That's a little something I wouldn't have learned the easy way normally.
     
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    I ordered 3 real cheap (3.50 each) from Amazon. It had the measurements for the wide spacing of pickups. It came from China, it was the other type. I even quoted the distance in comments. Amazon said just keep it, no charge. Lol. You usually get what you pay for.
     
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    Never KNEW.
     
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    Raiyn Well-Known Member

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    It can be.
     
  11. Lynurd Fireburd

    Lynurd Fireburd Active Member

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    Try finding a Jr PG.
     
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    Raiyn Well-Known Member

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    There are people who can make one for you. Some need the pick guard, others just a tracing.

    Not like it's gonna be cheap mind you, but it can be done.
     
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    Thanks. I have a great CNC guy that does them for me but I'd think they'd be all over the innurwebnets.

    I think I have the trace saved somewhere. I need a V pg made too so now might be a good time to hit him up.
     
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    Shoot, if I had access like that...no wait, that's trouble waiting to happen.
     
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