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I have a 2013 LPJ and plan on installing a pick guard... I know how to drill a pilot hole and what not my question is where is the correct location of the hole for the bracket?? I would like for it to be in the same place as all Les Pauls are...

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Just below the binding or maple cap for the X axis.

 

Put the bracket on loosely to find the Y axis.

 

This model don’t have the binding...

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I would line up the guard, drill the hole that doesn't need the bracket then install the bracket and drill the hole at the height you like it.

 

I have thought about that as well but how to tell the general area?? The bracket can be moved forward towards the cut out or rearward towards the controls... wanted to know General location or measurements on a model with the bracket mounted..

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Here it is on my R0:

 

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I would do it as FZ Fan says. Start by drilling the pilot hole for the screw on the top, by the neck, and attach the guard. Then place the bracket so that it is flat against the side of the guitar, if that makes sense. then drill your pilot hole which is right at the edge of the binding.

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I have thought about that as well but how to tell the general area?? The bracket can be moved forward towards the cut out or rearward towards the controls... wanted to know General location or measurements on a model with the bracket mounted..

 

You don't need measurements. Once you attach the guard with the screw on the top, then you pivot and slide the bracket until it is flush and flat against the mounting surface on the side of the body. Then you tighten the bracket screw on the guard.

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