Introduction: My Minimalist Tele Pickguard

Earlier today, I was tuning my guitars, and as I picked up my Squier Telecaster, I wondered what it would look like without a pickguard. I guess I had gotten used to the same old black pickguard that I had never put any thought into it. So I took the pickguard off. I rather liked the way it looked. But then I realized that without a pickguard, the upper pickup's electronics were completely exposed. And that is why I made my little minimalist tele pickguard. I took the bottom of an old clear plastic container (clear because I like the look of "no pickguard") and I traced the actual pickguard over it. Then I cut it down as small as I could, just large enough so that I can screw it into the predrilled holes for the old pickguard. I sanded the edges, and screwed it down. I really like the look of my new and improved Tele pickguard. Of course, I didn't think this through enough before doing it, and the plastic wont stay down. It was worth a shot, and eventually I will build an entire clear pickguard.

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ghwhitcher (author)2012-10-22

Great build. Are you on TDPRI ?

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freeza36 (author)ghwhitcher2012-10-22

?

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ghwhitcher (author)freeza362012-10-23

TDPRI is the Telecaster Forum. Best guitar forum on the web. Tons of good info

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freeza36 (author)ghwhitcher2012-10-23

Oh, no Im not. I guess I will have to look into that.

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