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Gibson "Lucille" replacement Pickguard! Where can I obtain one?

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Posted 08 October 2018 - 04:16 PM

Hi All,

My "Lucille" pickguard has come apart! That is, the multi-ply binding on the outside edge,
as come completely off! This occurred, while stored in it's original case. Last time I had
it out, it was "fine!" When I went to get it out, to play it, a few days ago...I opened the
case to find the pickguard's binding, down on top of the body's lower bout. [confused]

So, I need a replacement, as I live (in the "sticks), and hours from the nearest Gibson dealer
or repair facility.

I've notified Gibson's CS, and the Repair/Restoration folks, but...as of yet, no response.

HELP!!! [tongue] :unsure:


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Posted 09 October 2018 - 06:30 AM

View Postcharlie brown, on 08 October 2018 - 04:16 PM, said:

Hi All,

My "Lucille" pickguard has come apart! That is, the multi-ply binding on the outside edge,
as come completely off! This occurred, while stored in it's original case. Last time I had
it out, it was "fine!" When I went to get it out, to play it, a few days ago...I opened the
case to find the pickguard's binding, down on top of the body's lower bout. [confused]

So, I need a replacement, as I live (in the "sticks), and hours from the nearest Gibson dealer
or repair facility.

I've notified Gibson's CS, and the Repair/Restoration folks, but...as of yet, no response.

HELP!!! [tongue] :unsure:


CB


Which color do you have? Mine is the red one. I hated the tortoise one that came with it and replaced it with an black aftermarket one I got of I believe Angela's Fender site.




https://i.imgur.com/7EojopJ.jpg





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Posted 09 October 2018 - 06:30 AM

View Postcharlie brown, on 08 October 2018 - 04:16 PM, said:

Hi All,

My "Lucille" pickguard has come apart! That is, the multi-ply binding on the outside edge,
as come completely off! This occurred, while stored in it's original case. Last time I had
it out, it was "fine!" When I went to get it out, to play it, a few days ago...I opened the
case to find the pickguard's binding, down on top of the body's lower bout. [confused]

So, I need a replacement, as I live (in the "sticks), and hours from the nearest Gibson dealer
or repair facility.

I've notified Gibson's CS, and the Repair/Restoration folks, but...as of yet, no response.

HELP!!! [tongue] :unsure:


CB


Which color do you have? Mine is the red one. I hated the tortoise one that came with it and replaced it with an black aftermarket one I got of I believe Angela's Fender site.




https://i.imgur.com/7EojopJ.jpg





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Posted 09 October 2018 - 11:30 PM

View PostFZ Fan, on 09 October 2018 - 06:30 AM, said:

Which color do you have? Mine is the red one. I hated the tortoise one that came with it and replaced it with an black aftermarket one I got of I believe Angela's Fender site.




https://i.imgur.com/7EojopJ.jpg



Mine is the standard "Ebony"= Black! :)

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Posted 10 October 2018 - 12:50 AM





If the 5 ply binding strips are still in good shape, you could re-glue them. I don't know if you can still buy Ambroid cement in the US. I've used Duco cement in my younger days building RC planes, etc.


I'd better check my Lucille... been years since I've opened the case...

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Posted 10 October 2018 - 01:07 AM

Here is one place I found that looks like the original with the thick 5 ply bindings around the edges.

Didn't see any black pickguard; but it appears you can custom order.

Good luck and please post your source.

My link

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Posted 10 October 2018 - 05:39 AM

View Postkaicho8888, on 10 October 2018 - 12:50 AM, said:





If the 5 ply binding strips are still in good shape, you could re-glue them. I don't know if you can still buy Ambroid cement in the US. I've used Duco cement in my younger days building RC planes, etc.


I'd better check my Lucille... been years since I've opened the case...


Cases are for transport. Why is that guitar not in your hands.
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Posted 10 October 2018 - 10:54 AM

Thanks, ALL, for your suggestions. [biggrin] I have several options, at this point.
And, some good folks, I know, looking into a possible replacement, from Gibson.
So, we'll see what happens?

Appreciate the continuing feedback! [thumbup]

Cheers,

CB

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Posted 10 October 2018 - 01:54 PM

View PostFZ Fan, on 10 October 2018 - 05:39 AM, said:

Cases are for transport. Why is that guitar not in your hands.


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Posted 10 October 2018 - 09:19 PM

Just found out, that Gibson will replace my pickguard, under warrantee!
Many Thanks, to Gibson Repair/Restoration! [thumbup] [biggrin]

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 06:17 PM

View Postcharlie brown, on 10 October 2018 - 09:19 PM, said:

Just found out, that Gibson will replace my pickguard, under warrantee!
Many Thanks, to Gibson Repair/Restoration! [thumbup] [biggrin]

CB




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