Recommendation - Tortoise Shell Pickguard for a Custom Shop TV SC

lawrev

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Hi All,

I'm looking for a vendor that makes very colorful / vibrant tortoise shell pickguards.Single ply and transparent like the originals. I have a Custom Shop TV reissue single cut and I want to purchase one. What do you recommend? Thanks!
 
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What are you looking for? Single ply transparent, like the originals? Multiply, like sixties Fenders? The streaky/straight line pattern like prewar flattops? Something else?
 

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Pickguardian has a few choices for tortoise.

I really like their pre-war striped/flamed tort.

I've always had good results with them.
 

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Anybody else remember the cool 50/50 yellow/brown mottled single ply transparent guards Hondo was using on those "Fame" teles back in the eighties? That'd be a cool look on a TV model. Anything that lets a good bit of that yellow shine through and pop will look good
 

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What are you looking for? Single ply transparent, like the originals? Multiply, like sixties Fenders? The streaky/straight line pattern like prewar flattops?

Single ply transparent like the originals.
 

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Did you try Mojoaxe?
I made this translucent celluloid pickguard earlier this week for a customer's refinished 1959 DC Junior. I have more material as well as pickguard templates for the Historic Reissue DC and SC Juniors, so no problem making another one.


I made this SC guard for a Reissue Junior a while back:


Drop me an email [email protected]

- Dan
 
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I made this translucent celluloid pickguard earlier this week for a customer's refinished 1959 DC Junior. I have more material as well as pickguard templates for the Historic Reissue DC and SC Juniors, so no problem making another one.


I made this SC guard for a Reissue Junior a while back:


Drop me an email [email protected]

- Dan
Both look great, but the first version is more what I had in mind. Email coming....
 

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Just installed this Mojoaxe pickguard, courtesy of @Danelectro. Photo is not the best, and I still need to do a proper NGD. But I can say without reservation that @Danelectro does fantastic work and I recommend him highly. Gives this TV reissue the pop I was looking for!

Les Paul TV with Mojoaxe.jpg
 


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