tortoise shell pickguard for SG w/ mini hums

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  1. El Mike

    El Mike New Member

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    Good morning!
    Does anyone have a line on where to get a tortoise shell pickguard for my 2018 SG Special with mini humbuckers?
    Thanx!
     
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  3. CiscoKidd

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    I have fantasized about tortoise on my brown faded paired with cream soapbars!
     
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    arcticsg Well-Known Member

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    Well, now you got me curious, lol

    ...and Welcome aboard! :smile:
     
  5. AngelDeVille

    AngelDeVille Well-Known Member

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    I have yet to see a guitar that tortoise shell looks good on, and it makes your ***** shrink.
     
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  6. arcticsg

    arcticsg Well-Known Member

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    All depends on the tort. Some of it is just plain nasty.

    But... it can be done, imho of course :D

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    AngelDeVille Well-Known Member

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    Ahh... proves my point, even your regular groupies don’t like it....

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  8. arcticsg

    arcticsg Well-Known Member

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    I don't know what you mean by that, but whatever man..

    Enjoy.
     
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  11. Steve D

    Steve D New Member

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    The 2018 special is a hard one to find pick guards for right now. If you look at it, it has six screws as opposed to five on every other half guard I could find (there may be some others with six though). Why? Who knows. Also, it doesn't extend as far towards the curve of the horn. That I presume is somehow because of the 24 frets coupled with min humbuckers for some reason but again, who knows.

    I mentioned my own concerns about finding a replacement guard for my own 2018 with the mini humbuckers (if I ever decided to replace it) and someone pointed me to this guy's wares on Reverb. https://reverb.com/item/8578117-pickguard-for-gibson-2018-sg-special-with-mini-humbucker-pickups

    The listing linked is to a sold out item but the guy says he'll make a custom one out of whatever you want and he obviously can make it for the unique 24 fret, mini humbucker config of the 2018 special. So you could try him. Good luck!
     

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