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derfnart
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I have an acoustic guitar right now that doesn't have a pickguard, I have an extra acoustic pickguard, its a standard "martin" acoustic guitar type pickguard. But I was wondering if there is a place either online or somewhere you can go to find flashier pickguards? I'm looking specifically for more interesting shape or material pickguards. The standard plastic pickguard works fine but it doesn't look like much, since everyone and their brother has it. I was looking for a pickguard with slightly more ornate shape and design. Any thoughts?


   
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Primeta
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I've never tried them myself
http://www.terrapinguitars.com/acoustic/ma5/index.htm

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derfnart
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thanks for the reply, i found that website... its closer to what I'm looking for... They have some interesting colors, but not many shapes. right now I already have that shape pickguard, I was hoping there was a seller out there that might offer different designs of pickguards. But that american flag pickguard might look nice, :lol:


   
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Tony Tsai on eBay sells pickguards made of various woods with a variety of inlay designs.

http://stores.ebay.com/Antoniotsais-Guitar-Mandolin-Arts

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This is from the shop mentioned above
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7370951195

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This is from the shop mentioned above
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7370951195

wow thats a nice pick-guard for the price!

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derfnart
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now that's what I'm talking about! gorgeous pickguard... i'm searching his listings to see if he has anything else to offer. I wouldn't mind a simple regular white, tortoiseshell, black one... but in the shape of TwistedLefty's pickguard in his picture there either... but I can't seem to find those being sold anywhere.


   
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derfnart
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Just so you know, I just found this after I posted a reply... doing a little search on ebay:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7371001082

This guy apparently says, if you send him a trace of a pickguard, he can make it... He doesn't do inlays yet, but at least he can get a custom shape down... i'm going to email him further to see what it would cost etc.


   
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I second this thread! I've always wanted to piss off my local guitar snobs by getting an imitation Gibson Hummingbird pickguard to stick on my P.O.S. acoustic :)


   
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U2Bono269
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i actually bought one. it's a rosewood pickguard, with a small bird inlay. im not sure what im gonna put it on, but it was $15.00 and i thought it was gorgeous. im sure i can eventually find a guitar to put it on. i just couldnt help myself it looked so cool

http://www.brianbetteridge.com


   
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derfnart
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just to update you guys, the guy's name that makes the pickguards is Rollin Treywyn. I can give you his email if you want... He's been pretty helpful. So far he can make any pickguard in two types of wood, birds eye maple and ebony. I'm going to be sending him a custom paper tracing so he can make one for me in ebony. He also adds some finishing product on the pickguards and puts an adhesive on the back for attachment. The cost is $15-25 depending on intricacy of design. He does not currently do inlays.


   
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