TruVintage - Dave Johnson Replica Burst Guards

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  1. markguitar

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    BRAND NEW product that will be available next week!! TruVintage - Dave Johnson replica Burst guard, Dave and I have been working on this for a while and they have been used on the last few guitars that we have done, Dave has a Burst guard at his shop and we also got scans from Frank Pine of his original guard, other than the difference in the pickup spacing between original '50's LP's and Historics the other thing we found was that the outer line of the guard was fairly different and the real guards are actually smaller than the reissues. Then there's the gap at the neck pickup ring and the radius of the corners that are more open. So Dave has made a template with the Historic pickup spacing and the rest of the guard shape and lines exact to an original. There are guards available with the gap at the neck pickup ring but none that i know of that have the outer shape correct as most have the Historic shape. I've posted pictures of a few of the guitars we've done to see the guard installed. The guards will be offered in NOS - $69.00, aged - $79.00 & heavy aged - $89.00. This first run will only be available for 2009 and later guitars but Dave will also make a template for the 1999 - 2008 spacing and those will be available soon.

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    Getting emails already on these. Once I have them I will post pictures of the NOS and heavy aged versions. The ones in the posted pictures now are aged.
     
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    Guards have shipped and i will have them mid next week.
     
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    I have a mess of the AVH guards so no doubt these new ones will be

    FANTASTIC
     
  5. Big John

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    ...and TruVintage sounds better than what AVH spells out. :D
     
  6. dwk302

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    Perfection. Aged DJ guard. Thanks Mark :thumb:

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  7. markguitar

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    Take a look at that last 2 pictures I just posted above. I put one of the new guards over a Historic guard that I put tape on so you can really see the difference in the shape. I put a bracket screw and nut on the back. And up front I used a stock screw and screwed it into a piece of wood so the guards are lined up perfectly.
     
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    Are these back in stock? I need an aged for a 2006.
     
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    I just got mine. Just not sure if the have a pre 2009 made yet. Email mark. Mine looks awesome.
     
  10. NHTom

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    Got mine installed today.............Looks GREAT!!!!

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    TruVintage Dave Johnson Guard, TruVintage poker chip, jackplate, thumb wheel truss rod cover, and knobs, Creamtone Rings, switch tip, and guard bracket.

    Very please with all the results.........took a guitar I love and made it even better!!!!

    NHTom
     
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    I got 1 DJ pick Guard last week( Thanks Mark) ..It looks Great .Once I sort out the parts I'll be swapping on my 2014 R0 I'll post some pics ...

    Oh , I'm going to order another Guard in a few minutes(and I'm not plastic swapping nut either ) .. I think the Heavy Aged are the way to go ...
     

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