Hey Talkbass, I haven't been here forever. Anyway, I have this Hofner 500/1 CT that I play and the pickguard that came stock with it is crap and I was wondering if anyone knew of a place to buy a real Mother of Pearl pickguard. I checked North Coast Music, they say there's doesn't fit. They're also ridiculously expensive. And if/when I get a real MOP pickguard for it, I'd like to replace the control panel with a real MOP one as well. Does anyone know where I can get both of these items?