Quarantine Project - Lakland 55-01 Pickguard From Scratch

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bobbybass85, Mar 29, 2020.

  1. bobbybass85

    bobbybass85

    Dec 19, 2005
    Nashville, TN
    Hey everyone,

    I'm quickly running out of projects the "need" to be done around the house, and all my gigs are cancelled, so I decided to make a pickguard for my Lakland 55-01! I'm not a natural finish guy by itself, so this was my attempt to dress her up nicely... and the little black dress doesn't disappoint!

    I did a couple scratch drawings taking inspiration from a J-pickguard with bits of the Jeannie's design that's floating around. And with as rare as those are, this was easier (and cheaper, more on that later). Once I had a sketch I liked, I transferred it, cut it, and stuck her on with double sided tape. I love the matte finish look!

    It's not finished, there needs to be some tweaks made to certain tolerances here and there, but not bad for a first run.

    Here's the fun part. I've intentionally left the material out of the description, I figure if this gets enough interest, I'll share the dirty secret!

    Hope everyone is hanging in there during quarantine 2020!
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  2. Spectre1966

    Spectre1966 Striving For Mediocrity Supporting Member

    Jul 4, 2014
    Wallingford, CT
    Pic?
     
  3. bobbybass85

    bobbybass85

    Dec 19, 2005
    Nashville, TN
    There should be a pic there, but I’ll post another

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  4. I just ordered a pickguard for a 55-01 from Quickguards. They have two designs. One similar to the one in your photo, and one Stingray classic style (egg shaped) i ordered the Stingray style for mine.
     
  5. bobbybass85

    bobbybass85

    Dec 19, 2005
    Nashville, TN
    weird, I checked there before making mine and only saw their J, P, and 44-02. Do you have a direct link?
     
  6. I emailed him and he responded within a couple of hours. He sent me three attachments to print out, cut out, and test fit. His phone number is currently on the front page of his website and you can text him on that number.

    Their lead time is 4 weeks at the moment, but the Stingray style really looks good on the 55-01
     
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  7. bobbybass85

    bobbybass85

    Dec 19, 2005
    Nashville, TN
    Cool, thanks! I’ll do that!
     
  8. Here's the results of mine from Quickguards. IMG_20200427_181830.jpg IMG_20200427_181733.jpg IMG_20200427_181716.jpg
     
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  10. landoband

    landoband

    Feb 14, 2020
    Regina, SK

    Looks awesome! I like that style. I'd like one for my new 55-02. Can you tell us what you made it out of?
     
  11. bobbybass85

    bobbybass85

    Dec 19, 2005
    Nashville, TN
    Sure thing. It’s a from a box for a case of beer. Updated ten design a bit and now am sporting the “Miller” look for now.

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  12. landoband

    landoband

    Feb 14, 2020
    Regina, SK
    Refreshing!
     
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