Homemade LP Special pick guard

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  1. charlie chitlins

    charlie chitlins Senior Member

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    Oh, why do I love this $99 guitar so?
    It's my go-to around-the-house plinker, unbolt it and stick it in the suitcase traveller, and it's seen its share of stage time.
    Aside from a slightly crooked neck pocket, it's a fine guitar.
    I just took it all apart to give it a good run on the buffing wheel so it will shine, like God intended guitars to do, and I thought it needed a pick guard.
    Never did this before, but...an aftermarket Tele PG with some hogged-out holes, a coping saw and a file...
    It still wants a little clean-up on the edges, but here ya go.
    Might even toss in the Duncan P90 that I found in a shoebox. 001.JPG
     
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    Very nice! I'd like to see it once it's all put together.
     
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    charlie chitlins Senior Member

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    Just had this one all apart just for giggles.
    Homemade pick guard and polish the top and headstock to make it shine like God intended.
    Ran the buffing wheel along the frets to make them nice and smooth.
    Added the tuners because I had them around.
    Couldn't resist a little fake arm wear to make her look like she's been around the block a little more than she has.
    Had a Duncan P90 around but it didn't fit in the hole, so the pickups are stock.
    This one is a joy to play and could easily be a #1 gigger.
    Best $99 I ever spent. specia 001.JPG specia 002.JPG
     
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