custom pickguard for a bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by tushabi, Mar 21, 2004.

  1. tushabi


    Feb 17, 2004
    I just finished modifying my bass with some new pickups. The only problem I have is that there is no standard pickguard for it now. I've looked up random places online. Does anyone know of a good, reasonable, hopefully cheap place that will make me a custom pickguard. I dont have alot of cash to spare. Thanks so much.
  2. XxBlackOrchidxX


    Dec 23, 2003
    | think the best cheap thing to do is get a peice of plastic and a peice of papaer, lay the paper on your bass, and trace where you want the pickguard to be, then after you get it the way you want set the [cut] paper over the plastic and carve it.

    it is not unlikly that it will cost $50+ for a "custom" pickgaurd.
  3. bazzanderson


    Oct 7, 2002
    Austin, TX
    Contact Bryan Boots at

    I'm sure he can help you out (for cheap). He helped me out with a custom Jazz bass 5string pickguard (B/W/B) for $27.00 including shipping.
  4. SpankyPants

    SpankyPants That's Mr. SpankyPants to you.

    Aug 24, 2006
    Brooklyn, NY

    I may need to have a custom-shaped pickguard made. I've been wondering if I could have someone else make it. I imagine I'd have to ship the bass body too.

    Otherwise, I'll have to make it myself. :meh: I'm no good with a knife.
  5. sublime0bass


    Aug 2, 2007
    Boone, NC

    checking out terrapin guards and pickguard heaven. both seem overpriced.

    any good places for a squier pickguard?
  6. poomwah


    Jan 26, 2008
    sells blank pickguard material in pieces up to 12.5 x 20 inches