Screwless Pick Guard for 2018 Standard?

Tim Bridge

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Hi All,

I did some searching and there were a bunch of posts about Bobby's screwless pick guard quite a few years ago but it seems they are no longer on the market. There was one post in 2017 from someone also looking to buy a screwless pick guard but it went unresolved.

I planned to simply drill the holes and mount the PG because, even though i like the asymm neck and compound radius fretboard of the standard, I like the traditional look of the PG and the poker chip. However, when it comes down to it -- i'm still in the market for a used 90s or 00s custom and, until i play one and decide whether or not to sell this 2018 standard and replace it with a used custom... I'd like to keep this 2018 standard un-drilled to retain its resale value.

I was wondering if anyone has a source for one?

Or if anyone can recommend some other method to attach the stock pickguard without drilling into the top? I am a pretty handy person and I have a pretty functional wood & metal (mostly wood though) shop in my garage so I can make pretty much any contraption to get this to happen. I've seen people talk about cutting some aluminum strips that go under the PUP rings to be mounted with a flange that the PG can screw into. I might design something like this myself -- but I thought "there must be others like me!"

Or maybe there is a double sided tape or adhesive that will not ruin the finish?

Any advice would be appreciated!
 

drpietrzak

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You can make a set of pickup rings with tabs to attach pickguards to I would think. I used screws but it can be done if you wanted.

 

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My advice? Hurry up and find that Custom, then decide whether to drill or not.
 

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Drpietrzxak's suggestion is awfully good. I'm amaze3d that nobody is marketing pickup rings that can secure the pickguard. I don't use a pickguard, but for the many who like one, it would be a godsend.
 

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On my trad T I succeed to find an HP pickguard and I mod the rings. I wonder why Gibson doesn't make them available as spare parts. Once I broke the one on my 2016 HP and they wanted picture of the guitar, the COA and the broken one before send me the spare. :eek2:
Now I want to put "historic" taller rings on my guitars but I haven't decided yet if to mod them to accept the HP pickguards or go the "historic" way and screw a standard PG
 


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