Esquire “Bakelite” pickguard
I just made this pickguard for a Tele fanatic. He’s making (another) Esquire, this time using the body from a Baja Telecaster.
I cut the pickguard to accurate Fender dimensions (of course) and lacquered with clear gloss nitrocellulose lacquer and buffed it to a shine just like the originals.
I also fitted a Texas Special pickup in the bridge and wired it to a “cocked wah” circuit.
Just needs a nice neck now!