Spitfire Pick guards

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Zanderwestcoast, Nov 27, 2016.

  1. IMG_0259.JPG IMG_0264.JPG IMG_0271.PNG I had two pick guards made for me by [email protected] for two of my custom J basses. I couldn't have been happier with the outcome! Thought I would share a few pics of the finished product!!
  2. 40Hz

    40Hz Supporting Member

    May 24, 2006
    Nice!!!! :thumbsup::thumbsup:

    I wish I could get my heart and mind behind spending that much on a pickguard. But even if I can't bring myself to spring for one of my own, that doesn't stop me from admiring them on somebody else's instrument.

    Maybe someday.
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  3. HalfManHalfBass


    Jan 21, 2003
    Wow! Stunning work as ever from Mark!

    I spoke to him a while back regarding a custom Musicman plate, but unfortunately in the end it wasn't going to work out for my custom bass. All the while though he treated me exceptionally well and tried very hard to resolve all the possible issues my custom bass had. He even gave me some helpful advice regarding a paint issue I had!

    I still hope one day to get one of his pickguards for my 'more normal' Jazzes and Precision's. The red / burgundy tort looks lovely.


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  4. bluesblaster


    Jan 2, 2008
    Nice, who built your jazz basses ? love the opaque white and that 2 tone burst is classy, the spitfire guard is a perfect accent, bout as close to the originals as you can get.
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  5. Both basses are hand built by Gil Yaron. The blonde Jazz is my favourite bass I own. It plays and sounds as good as it looks.
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  6. bluesblaster


    Jan 2, 2008
    does he have a website ? that blonde has got me thinkin :)
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  7. bluesblaster


    Jan 2, 2008
    never mind , found it. Cool stuff
  8. Cool...worth checking out if you have some $$ to spend. But worth it...
  9. pudge


    Sep 13, 2008
    Nothing is better than good tort,nothing is worse that most of the crap that's passed off as tort
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  10. Laklandfan

    Laklandfan Supporting Member

    Oct 15, 2010
    New Orleans, LA
    I know they offer various configs, which flavor of tort is yours called?
  11. Ghastly


    Oct 18, 2015
    Love the Spitfire guards. I don't yet own one but maybe in the near future.
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  12. matante


    Nov 3, 2003
  13. Vintage bright red, speckled 60's, extra light relic. I voiced to Mark what I was hoping for with pattern and colour tones as they can still vary from guard to guard even with the same specs.
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  14. JJR58

    JJR58 Dirty Bird

    Dec 2, 2010
    Brooklyn, NY.
    Very nice indeed.

    Love those basses as well.
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  15. Evanforbass

    Evanforbass Supporting Member

    Feb 3, 2016
    Denver, CO
    Hey there- can you disclose the specs on your guards? Burgundy, speckled 60s, light relic, etc.? Thanks! I'm looking to buy one so just trying to get as clear a pic as possible
  16. charlie monroe

    charlie monroe Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Buffalo, NY
    He did that, literally 2 posts above yours
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  17. Evanforbass

    Evanforbass Supporting Member

    Feb 3, 2016
    Denver, CO
    whoops. thanks
  18. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Gold Supporting Member

    ^ i'm with you! maybe we're lucky in some way! :)

    edit: OP: they look great! the instruments are very nice, too! congrats!
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  19. Vintage bright red speckled 60's, extra light relic
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  20. e-flat


    Jun 15, 2009
    Washington State
    I had Spitfire make the Precision tort guard in my signature pic. It's a Speckled 60s style & the color is in between his "burgundy" & "dark". I love it on this bass, and ordering it was a smooth process.

    On the topic of vintage tort, has anyone checked out the Torlam guards from Montreaux guitars? They look like they're high quality judging from the few pics on their site:
    Products | Montreux