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Replacement Fender J Pickguard Recommendations?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Borffmann, Dec 6, 2018.

  1. Borffmann


    Apr 7, 2018
    Anyone have a pickguard recommendation for a 1999 Fender Jazz MIA? My bass is a sunburst so I'm looking for a tortoise shell or red tortoise shell.

    Also, what is the quality difference between a 1-, 3-, or 4-ply pickguard?
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2018
  2. bigtone23


    Dec 10, 2014
    Denver, CO
    For a 99 MIA, the options are vast. Fender has them as well as a lot of vendors on the webs...
    Quality is about the same with 1, 3 or 4 ply guards. 1 and 3 ply tend to be the same thickness with 3 ply looking more interesting from the side bevel. Usually, 4 ply guards are standard 3 ply with the pearl or tort layer on top, making the 4th ply.
  3. Bassist30

    Bassist30 Supporting Member

    Mar 19, 2004
  4. kazukiyokoyama


    Apr 20, 2019
    Doesn't Fender sell genuine red tortoise pickguards nowadays? I have a standard 2007 MIM Jazz Bass with original white pickguard...
  5. Turnaround

    Turnaround Commercial User

    May 6, 2004
    Toronto Canada
    Independent Instrument Technician, and Contractor to Club Bass and Guitar - Toronto
    No they sell imitation red tortoise pickguards.
  6. kazukiyokoyama


    Apr 20, 2019

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