Does anyone on here make or know where to get a Joan Jett Pickguard?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by TateTheGreat, Sep 16, 2018.

  1. TateTheGreat

    TateTheGreat Senior Member

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    Jan 1, 2012
    I have a '64 Melody Maker that I need a pickguard for. It's just a body, that i'm building up to give to a friend who deserves a good guitar, without busting my pockets. I need a Joan Jett style pickguard that will cover the neck route and the middle of the body. Single ply black. I want to put a P90 in it, it's routed for a HB though so I might have to go with a P90 humbucker size. Mine is the pelham blue, the cherry one is the pickguard style I need. I can't make one, i'd butcher the thing haha. I'd appreciate any insight. Thanks. PB.jpg JJt.jpg
  2. Bobby Mahogany

    Bobby Mahogany Senior Member

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    Feb 25, 2012
    You can make a pickguard from an old 33rpm LP!
    A few guys here have done that.

    Google search MM PG templates, maybe?
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2018
  3. jkes01

    jkes01 Senior Member

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    Jan 10, 2011
    Or order some pickguard sheet stock from amazon. It is really not all that difficult. If you can’t locate a template, you can scale up that image and print out some test sheets. Measure some holes on your guitar and use them as reference when scaling.

    If you don’t have a scroll saw or a band saw, you can cut it with a coping saw. File/scrape/sand the edges the edges smooth. Use a picec of paper to mark the screw and pickup holes. Would be lots of fun. :thumb:

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