Shrinking Pickguard on old Yamaha acoustic

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Shrinking Pickguard on old Yamaha acoustic

Post by automattack » November 14th, 2018, 7:01 am

A friend brought over a great old 70s Yamaha FG-300 yesterday. As you can see the pickguard is shrinking and discoloring the finish, and it's a little grungy. I get the feeling playability is more important but would like to keep it as original as possible.

I don't know what to do, if anything, about the pickguard. I can remove it with a little heat, a spatula, and some patience. Is there finish underneath it? Will the discoloration be underneath it too? I could make a similar one to replace it.


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