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Need J-45 pickguard

#1 User is offline   guitom 

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Posted 01 November 2010 - 09:53 AM

I need to replace the pickguard on a recent issue J-45. Where can I find a good replacement? or good material to make my own? I'm getting a Mario Proulx tortoloid material for some other guitars, but they all seem to have too much color for a J-45.

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Posted 01 November 2010 - 10:31 AM

I also need a pick guard for a J-45. Mine has been missing so long I don't remember what it looked like. I only have the immage of where it was on the Guitar.

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Posted 01 November 2010 - 03:39 PM

I bought a firestripe pickguard designed for a Martin D45-sized guitar and carefully cut it down to shape, re-bevelled it and it looks great on my J45.

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Posted 02 November 2010 - 02:24 AM

I got a great replacement guard for my J-45TV from www.terrapinguitars.com

I went with the firestripe material which is identical to what Gibson uses. There are other materials as well, but I really wanted the firestripe look. It turned out great. I made a trace of my original guard on a piece of paper and sent that in to use as a template to ensure a perfect match.

If I remeber correctly there is also a guy over at the Martin forum (UMGF) who makes more vintage correct Gibson firestripe pickguards. His name has slipped my mind, but if you ask a question in the "Vintage Corner" of the forum he might be able to help.

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Posted 03 December 2010 - 05:12 PM

Check these out at:

www.firestripepickguards.com

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Posted 03 December 2010 - 05:48 PM

I bought my J45 from Acousticmusic.org in CT. They ordered a factory (Gibby) replacent pickguard for me just yesterday. Gibson told me that I would have to go through a dealer to get a real Gibby part. Oh well ...
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Posted 03 December 2010 - 05:48 PM

View Postguitarjtb, on 03 December 2010 - 05:12 PM, said:

Check these out at:

www.firestripepickguards.com


James,

Very nice! As I believe I've said here before -- although maybe it was on UMGF -- yours look much closer to the real thing than what Gibson is supplying as original equipment. (Of course, I can see why Gibson might not want to put a $50 pickguard on every AJ they build. [smile])

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Posted 04 December 2010 - 10:11 AM

View PostLars68, on 02 November 2010 - 02:24 AM, said:

I got a great replacement guard for my J-45TV from www.terrapinguitars.com


I got my replacement guard from them also. I went with firestripe also, but in the large '50's style. I think it looks KILLER now! Terrapinguitars.com did a fantastic job! I highly recommend them!

My TV SJ with the new pickguard
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