Pickguard material

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by canopener, Feb 18, 2004.

  1. canopener


    Sep 15, 2003
    Isle of Lucy
    Miscellaneous enough? I did a search and didn't come up with much...
    Anyway, I took my white pickguard off of my standard Jazz, and I like the look of the all-black jazz body. Since the neck p-up to the control cavity leaves a bit much exposed, I was thinking of buying a sheet of pickguard material to make a lip around the cavity. What would I be able to use to cut the material? Would I be able to get away with using some kind of thin plastic? I'm thinking I could use different attachments on my Dremel, but I'd like to hear your inputs.

    I could just buy a replacement pickguard, but the cheapest black, lefty pickguard I've seen is $25-30 (plus a mark-up for left handed). Stew-Mac has the sheets for around $10...
  2. when I made the pick-guard for my home-made bass, I just used a 2mm thick piece of clear (slightly tinted) acryllic. I used a hulking great band saw to cut out the main shape, then used a coping saw to do the little tight bits, then buffed the edges to make 'em shiny and nice.

    Er...if that's any help!