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Has anybody made a birdseye pickgard?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by tjclem, Jan 16, 2006.


  1. tjclem

    tjclem Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 6, 2004
    Central Florida
    Owner and builder Clementbass
    I was thinking about doing it. Standard jazz bass design. I was going to thickness sand it down to 1/8" I was wondering if youall had done it before? I know the more figured the wood the more trouble it can give you as you get thinner...t
     
  2. klocwerk

    klocwerk

    May 19, 2005
    Somerville, MA
    flame, not birdseye.
    and I haven't done it yet, wood's in the mail.
    helpful, ain't I? *grin*
     
  3. T-34

    T-34

    Aug 11, 2005
    France, Paris region
    I made two pickguards out of 0.6 mm wood veneer (flame maple and rosewood) laminated to plain maple 2 mm veneer. It will work fine with any other veneer .
     
  4. Jean Baudin

    Jean Baudin

    Aug 27, 2003
    redwood city, ca
    Endorsing Artist: See Profile
    I didn't make it (Conklin did) but I have a bass with a Birdseye Pickguard.

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  5. Phil Mailloux

    Phil Mailloux

    Mar 25, 2005
    Brisbane, Australia
    Builder: Mailloux Basses
    Howbout asking Bill for us how he makes them and what finish he uses on them to make them last :D
     
  6. Wolfehollow

    Wolfehollow

    Jan 21, 2003
    Pensacola, FL
    Malthumbs Marchlewski has a birdseye PG...
     
  7. tjclem

    tjclem Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 6, 2004
    Central Florida
    Owner and builder Clementbass
    Jean that is nice. Is the wood on the side of the fingerboard Ebony? How wide is that neck at the heel?...t
     
  8. dooft11

    dooft11 Supporting Member

    Dec 30, 2003
    HongKong
    thanks for post this thread up
    I just bought some mdf for the pickguard base..(solid wood is hard to find in hongkong) and the ebony and burl veneer is on their way to the east asia. i am going to convert my jazz to all wood..