Epiphone ES-355 pickguard need some help :'(
Posted 27 December 2011 - 06:16 AM
i just bough my new epiphone which is Epiphone ES-355
my problem is i want to attach a Pickguard to my guitar but i'm quite worry about damaging the guitar when i put a screws , pickguard into my guitar.
i'm planning to bring my guitar to the store and let them put the pickguard on my guitar.
will pickguard effect my guitar sound ?
anyone can give me some advice ?
Thanks alot. = )
Posted 27 December 2011 - 07:48 AM
Welcome to the forum and congrats on the guitar!
Although not necessary, A useful tool for putting holes in a guitar is a pin vise:
I use one here in post #3:
If you are not confident about doing so, then, having a professional do it is always a good idea.
The screw at the top (near the neck) is obvious.
When setting the bracket, (you or anyone) keep in mind:
The trick is to have the bracket set high enough on the side of the guitar that the bolt that goes through the pick guard and bracket does not contact and scrape your guitar.
Sometimes the bolt needs to be shortened. (cut or ground down.)
At the same time you do not want the pick guard rising above the pickup mounting rings at it's edge.
This sometimes requires "tweaking" the angle of the bracket.
Keeping a small cloth on your guitar, under the nut and bolt location, is a good idea until the job is done.
Posted 27 December 2011 - 08:29 AM
If you have someone else do it:
A. Make sure he does it in front of you while you wait.
B. Do a thorough examination of the guitar with who ever you are dropping it off with.
Nothing worse than getting a guitar back and facing a nick, scratch, or ding and being told,
"Gee, it must have been there when you dropped it off."