Can you get custom pickguards?
Pickguards.com is the home of WD® Custom Pickguards. While our standard pickguard models are produced as drop-in replacements for stock OEM pickguards we specialize in modifying these standard templates to accommodate any customized control or pickup configuration. …
Where are WD pickguards made?
Pickguards.com – WD Custom Pickguards Custom pickguards handcrafted in the USA. Made to order for any custom pickup or control configuration from the industry’s largest selection of quality materials.
How much is a custom pickguard?
Usually a custom pickguard costs approximately $125.00 to $150.00.
Are guitar pickguards necessary?
So are pickguards really necessary? The truth is, no, not at all. They simply add to the aesthetics, and protect the finish of the guitar. But if you’re careful, and don’t strum the face of your guitar with your pick, then your won’t need to protect it with a pickguard.
What are guitar pickguards made of?
Pickguards fitted to acoustic guitars are usually made from thin (2 mm) sheets of plastic (such as PVC), attached with an adhesive just below the sound hole. The material should not be unduly thick or heavy since this might reduce vibration of the soundboard and alter the tone or volume of the instrument.
Does strat pickguard affect tone?
Can a pickguard change the way a solidbody sounds? The answer is yes, but it turns out to be more complex than the reason for an acoustic. The more resonant or “alive” a guitar is, the more a pickguard can affect its natural tone, and thus, the amplified sound.
Can you replace the pickguard on a guitar?
Replacing your pickguard is a relatively simple undertaking, but as with any guitar mod, it’s important to plan ahead by having the right tools and understanding each step of the operation.
Do classical guitars have pickguards?
Yes, a flamenco golpeador would fit a classical, no problems. As for the shape – if you go to the famous auction site, you can find pickguards of various colors and even transparent ones. You can also purchase blanks which can be cut to the shape you want.
What’s the point of a pickguard?
A pickguard (also known as scratchplate) is a piece of plastic or other (often laminated) material that is placed on the body of a guitar, mandolin or similar plucked string instrument. The main purpose of the pickguard is to protect the guitar’s finish from being scratched by the guitar pick.
Are there custom pickguards for the Fender Stratocaster?
These standard model WD® Custom Pickguards for Fender® Stratocaster® can be modified for any pickup or control configuration.
When did the Stratocaster electric guitar come out?
Stratocaster Pickguards. The Fender® Stratocaster® electric guitar designed in 1954 by Leo Fender, Bill Carson, George Fullerton, and Freddie Tavares. The Fender® Musical Instruments Corporation has continuously manufactured the Stratocaster® from 1954 to the present. It is a double-cutaway guitar, with an extended top “horn” shape for balance.
Where can I buy WD custom pickguards?
Pickguards.com is the home of WD® Custom Pickguards. American made and handcrafted to order, we manufacture aftermarket pickguards for many of the mass produced guitar models manufactured over the last 70 years including most limited edition instruments.
Do you need a pickguard for an instrument?
If your instrument is not currently equipped with a pickguard or is not available as one of our standard models, follow our custom order instructions or speak directly with a master craftsman to begin the process of crafting your unique vision.