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Bakelite Snakehead prototype pickguards

Bakelite Snake Head Pickguards

I had a request to make one of these so made a few whilst I was at it! These pickguards are made from “Bakelite” sheet and lacquered in…

Fender USA Deluxe Jazz Bass pickguard

Fender USA Deluxe Jazz Bass tortoiseshell pickguard

I made the Tortoiseshell pickguard for this Fender USA Deluxe Jazz Bass the other day. For some reason, Fender don’t make this bass with a torty ‘guard but…

Martin OM-18GE Tortis Pickguard

Tortis pickguards for a couple of Martin acoustic guitars

It was my pleasure to make pickguards for two Martin acoustic guitars this week. The pickguards are made from Tortis, invented by John Greven and sold through Luthiers…

Gretsch inspired Telecaster

Gretsch inspired Telecaster

I put this Telecaster together over the weekend. It has a Warmoth replacement body and a neck and bridge from a Fender Classic Series guitar. I cut the…

Esquire bakelite pickguard on Baja Telecaster body

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…

Epiphone EJ-200 to Left-hand conversion

Converting an Epiphone EJ-200 acoustic guitar to left-hand

Note: In this post I refer to “left-handed” and “lefty”. This refers to a guitar which is strung, looking at the guitar face on, with the 1st string…