leather pickguards?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by icantaffordawal, Jun 24, 2008.

  1. icantaffordawal


    May 28, 2008

    anyone know where i can get one similar to that?
  2. GeneralElectric


    Dec 26, 2007
    NY, NY
    I think I just threw up in my mouth a little.
  3. no1likesme


    Dec 26, 2006
    Shepherd, MI
    make one. all you will need is a piece of leather, snips, some punches, and a hammer. Leather work is pretty easy IMO.
  4. OptimusPrime


    Mar 30, 2008
  5. EricF

    EricF Habitual User

    Sep 26, 2005
    Pasadena, CA
    Talk to this guy (happens to be a friend of mine)...El Dorado Straps. He's done a bunch of custom work in addition to his regular products.
  6. icantaffordawal


    May 28, 2008
    will do, and my design will be less 60s

    probably some celtic stuff around the edges, but i love the faded brown look for the leather. do you think i can achieve some design with a slightly dulled razor blade pressing into the leather to form a design?
  7. no1likesme


    Dec 26, 2006
    Shepherd, MI
    I think a celtic themed one could look pretty good on a green or white bass.

    I would use something less likely to cut the leather like a butter knife instead of a razor.

    When I did leather work like this, I also wet the leather a little.

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    Some really durable leather that would be more resistant to scrathces would be cool on some basses.
  9. Hphazard


    Jan 10, 2008
    It reminds me of the case my mom used to have for her pack of cigarettes.

    Unless you're playing for Willie Nelson. Please dont do this to a bass, guys.

  10. It looks like it belongs on a wall...like art work. A Celtic one could be really cool though...but what happens to the leather after it gets hit by sweat? Won't it stench up?
  11. We play both kinds of music here, Country and Western
  12. lowbass68


    Feb 3, 2008
    For some unknown reason, I really like that. :bag:
  13. I'm kinda iffy on it....It looks cool, but leathe on a bass.....it seems almost blasphemous. I feel that if I touched it I would be struck down by lightning....but then again I would do it if it had a different design.....damned moral delimas.......
  14. Jeremy Crockett

    Jeremy Crockett Amiable Crank

    I like it a lot actually. It's got that late 60's / early 70's vibe to it.
  15. v-12


    Mar 3, 2005
    FL Panhandle
    its a little feminine, but sweet nonetheless.
  16. Hansel


    Jan 20, 2008
    Kitchener, Ontario
    It'd probably look a bit better if the design was moderately pro - looking.

  17. Barfly


    Dec 27, 2000
    GTA, Canada
    A LOT!
  18. kevs


    Feb 15, 2007
    Charlotte, NC
    I just wanted to bump this comment. ;)

    No leather for me unless I plan on going for that authentic country and western look.
  19. soong


    May 10, 2007
    looks good but i'd imagine it'd smell with sweat and would deteriorate a lot faster than a plastic one.
  20. Oric


    Feb 19, 2008
    Lexington, Kentucky
    if my band's rhythm guitarist saw that he would poop a brick