A new pickguard for my MM Flying V

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  1. C_Becker

    C_Becker Dat Gibson smell

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    Jul 7, 2015
    Actually finished this one a couple weeks ago, but I wanted to share. Maybe this will inspire someone

    My MM Flying V is decidedly a metal axe, with the EMG Alexi Laiho signature pup and what not.
    In order to look a bit more "metal", I decided to fit a pickguard similar to my Explorer, which I got from Ebay and painted.


    You can't get a pickguard that fits a Melody Maker V anywhere, so I had to fabricate it myself.
    I can't seem to find the pictures from the earliest stages, but here goes:

    Pickguard cut out and holes drilled, first trial fitting. Still needed some minor file work after that, but it fits.

    Pickguard painted matte black, and mounted to the guitar.
    I first painted the whole thing matte black, several layers and the scraped the paint back off on the elevated parts of the pickguard.


    Closeup of finished pickguard:

    Considering that I'm not a metal worker at all, I'm pretty happy with how this turned out.
    Whaddya think ?
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  2. MSB

    MSB Senior Member

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    Jan 21, 2015
    that looks pretty BA if you ask me
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