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Replacement pickguard for Epi Es-355

#1 User is offline   jamesmc79 

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 01:25 AM

Hi guys n gals,

I'm new to the forum here so apologies if something similar has been posted previously.

Having just recently purchased an Epi Es-355, I'm looking to get a replacement pickguard for it and have been amazed by
a: The difficulty in actually finding an genuine one to purchase,
b: The price of some of the aftermarket ones on sale.

If anyone knows of a reputable site/seller that deals in them, or perhaps even someone who has one and just doesn't want it, I'd really appreciate it.

Ps: I'm looking for a bound tortoise one, similar to the attached photo.

Cheer to you all

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 01:53 AM

Hi and welcome to the forums, Terrapin guitars will be able to help you out, he makes pickguards for just about anything.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 02:10 AM

View PostRaSTuS, on 17 April 2012 - 01:53 AM, said:

Hi and welcome to the forums, Terrapin guitars will be able to help you out, he makes pickguards for just about anything.

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#4 User is offline   jamesmc79 

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 03:09 AM

Thanks guys, much appreciated!

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 06:02 AM

View PostRaSTuS, on 17 April 2012 - 01:53 AM, said:

Hi and welcome to the forums, Terrapin guitars will be able to help you out, he makes pickguards for just about anything.

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+1 for Terrapin.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 09:49 AM

Hi James,

If you want to swop your tortoiseshell Epi ES355 pickgaurd for my black Epi ES345 pickguard let me know. The two should be a direct swop.

Alternatively, if you want to sell me the tortoiseshell again send me a PM.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 11:44 AM

One other might be worth checking out is http://www.pickguard...n/Archtop.html. I've looked into 355 pickguards before as my old 355 is showing signs of the celluloid perishing and thought these looked pretty good. Nowhere else I found offered a bound option. I eventually decided I should try doing my own, then laziness set in and I never got round to it.

I'd be interested to know how you get on with Terrapin.

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 03:48 AM

Looks like Terapin is the way to go, I'll post an update. Thanks for the tips guys!

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 04:46 AM

I had bought a Tortoise shell guard from AllParts that did not have the center hole for my 355.
It cost around $35.

The tortoise was a little too light for my liking and the edge was beveled instead of bound.
Pickguardian seems to be the way to go for a bound guard.
Thanks Jay.
I will be contacting them when I can get the time.
As soon as I get it and have it mounted I will post photos.
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