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As the 355 was not a very popular model made in quantities of a gazillion (like the 335), I know of no off-the-shelf replacement pickguards.

 

There is a tortoise replacement guard for the 335, but it is going to have a beveled laminated edge finish, not bound.

https://www.allparts.com/PG-0813-043-Tortoise-Pickguard-for-Gibson-ES-335_p_2720.html

 

I would look into a bound tortoise L-5C guard, and see if the profile will fit. You would then need to have the pickup notches cutout.

https://www.allparts.com/PG-9815-043-Bound-Tortoise-Pickguard-for-Gibsonreg-L-5reg_p_2782.html

 

There are a couple custom pickguard makers that have been recommended by members here that have the patterns to make many popular shapes, but the kicker is the binding. To make a bound pickguard is a whole different ballgame.

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Greetings all. Does anyone know where I can get a turtle-shell pick guard for my ES 355? ...or a suggestion for a replacement. The current one broke into pieces after years of service.

 

I just had one made for my Midtown Standard. It was made by Mike Quick: http://www.quickguards.com/index.php?about_us

 

Mike does excellent work. It is exactly like the original, including the correct 5 ply material.

 

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Greetings all. Does anyone know where I can get a turtle-shell pick guard for my ES 355? ...or a suggestion for a replacement. The current one broke into pieces after years of service.

 

There a place called Pickguardian, they do everything. I spoke to a guy named Tony he seemed knowledgable enough, I think thats a good bet.https://youtu.be/FY1ymQTSJCE

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