New Pickguard Day - I guess it goes here.
I picked up a Silvertone LB11 cheap as a backup bass. Odd, as I've pretty much sworn off black basses...
Yep, so black it sucked the light out of the room. That won't do.
I bought a piece of Lexan and printed a Peter Max painting on an 11"x17" sheet of paper. I smeared the Lexan with a clear drying glue stick and adhered the picture face up so that the Lexan would protect it. After that, I smeared the back of the picture with more glue stick and laid down a sheet of aluminum foil. I used a credit card to smooth it out, getting rid of the air bubbles. The adhesive worked great between paper and foil, but started to lift from the Lexan as I shaped it.
Then, I traced the offending black original, drilled the screw holes and pickup mounting ears, and used a jigsaw for the shape.It took quite a bit of rasping and filing to get it right. I wish I'd taken some pictures of the process, but Behold!
Now, isn't that better?