Anodized pickguards

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What spec?

AVRI
70
70%
VM
4
4%
MIJ
17
17%
other
9
9%
 
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Re: Anodized pickguards

Post by gdayj » Wed May 20, 2015 8:48 pm

egosheep wrote:Gold Mustang for me please.
Can you please DL the stang file and check it?
It works on my musicmaster body but I would love a 2nd opinion

I do have another file borrowed from the world wide wasteland if this one is out..
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Re: Anodized pickguards

Post by egosheep » Wed May 20, 2015 8:50 pm

gdayj wrote:
egosheep wrote:Gold Mustang for me please.
Can you please DL the stang file and check it?
It works on my musicmaster body but I would love a 2nd opinion
I can definitely check it before the run... may be a few weeks.

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Re: Anodized pickguards

Post by Kev O))) » Fri May 22, 2015 3:58 am

I'd be on board for a Black Anodized one ala Thruston Moore.
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Re: Anodized pickguards

Post by I Hate Music » Fri May 22, 2015 7:26 am

9 hole black anodized please! :-*
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Re: Anodized pickguards

Post by 2fLAz » Fri May 22, 2015 9:54 am

Tort anodized please ;)

9 holes for me

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Re: Anodized pickguards

Post by gdayj » Fri May 22, 2015 2:22 pm

2fLAz wrote:Tort anodized please
Hahaha

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Re: Anodized pickguards

Post by gdayj » Fri May 22, 2015 3:05 pm

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Re: Anodized pickguards

Post by WonderCouncil » Fri May 22, 2015 10:31 pm

I can check the Mustang guard against my '78 body tomorrow, if that helps. What's the difference between the two PDFs; is one MIJ and the other MIA?

I've been trying my darnedest to find a Bronco/MM tracing but to no avail. Possibly not much interest in one anyways but I'd be up for it. Or let me ask this, is it too early to say if there may be future runs? I may want to stock up on my aluminum needs while this awesomely generous offer is going down then. ;)

Did there ever happen to be any word on that stripped Teisco finish, mentioned earlier? I'm guessing it's a tad more involved then anodizing :D. But honestly I'm absolutely ecstatic about the offerings as they stand now! Black and gold are perfect, and so many pattern choices! I'd given up on ever procuring a ano' Mustang guard a long long time ago. Dreams do come true :blush:.

As a side note I have a PDF for a Jazzmaster style Jaguar guard. In other words it's all one piece, plates and guard. I can't for the life of me remember who drew it up though, for sure a member here. If I can find out, maybe I can check if it would be alright to add it to the list? It's pretty nifty looking! Fairly positive it's for a VM Jag.

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Re: Anodized pickguards

Post by DaveC » Sat May 23, 2015 2:34 am

I'd be interested in a black anodised cij jag style guard.
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Re: Anodized pickguards

Post by gdayj » Sat May 23, 2015 2:28 pm

WonderCouncil wrote:I can check the Mustang guard against my '78 body tomorrow, if that helps. What's the difference between the two PDFs; is one MIJ and the other MIA?
Please do.
One is based on the terrapin pdf, the other on someone's trace from this forum (can't find the author sorry!)
I can't recall which one I got to work with my Musicmaster, I'll print them both and double check.
I'm pretty sure neither is 100% MIA or MIJ.
I am keen to get direct scans of original guards, as soon as I can convince someone local to let me strip down their guitar!
WonderCouncil wrote: I've been trying my darnedest to find a Bronco/MM tracing but to no avail. Possibly not much interest in one anyways but I'd be up for it. Or let me ask this, is it too early to say if there may be future runs? I may want to stock up on my aluminum needs while this awesomely generous offer is going down then.
I have a buddy here I sold a Bronco to a few years ago, I'll check if he still has it and scan if poss..
WonderCouncil wrote: Did there ever happen to be any word on that stripped Teisco finish, mentioned earlier?
Looks from the pic to me like alternating brushed/polished would ape this look nicely.
I'll chat to the metal finishers when I get in there this week, but anticipate it may be too labour intensive (ie $$$).
It's looking like initially I'm going to run gold, black (and clear if requ'd) ano.
WonderCouncil wrote: As a side note I have a PDF for a Jazzmaster style Jaguar guard.
I'd love to see that!
I was thinking of building up a similar drawing but was unsure whether there'd be interes?

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Re: Anodized pickguards

Post by DaveC » Sun May 24, 2015 10:52 pm

I'd be up for a jag sized jm guard! In fact consider this an order if you do go ahead!
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Re: Anodized pickguards

Post by arkivel » Tue May 26, 2015 1:50 pm

curious if you've thought about getting someone in the USA to act as a distributor. Shipping from Australia must be insane for an individual guard.

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Re: Anodized pickguards

Post by selectomatic » Tue May 26, 2015 2:52 pm

DaveC wrote:I'd be interested in a black anodised cij jag style guard.
Yep, this is exactly what I've been wanting but couldn't find.

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Re: Anodized pickguards

Post by gdayj » Tue May 26, 2015 7:33 pm

DaveC wrote:I'd be up for a jag sized jm guard! In fact consider this an order if you do go ahead!
Drawing is up (at the link above) so this is an option.

My biggest concern with a 1 piece jm style jag guard in any material is fitting it.
Either you'd have to route channels through from the pickup routes to the control routes, or be very patient fitting switches, and pots with no clearance.

Maybe a run matching aly control plates is in order?

Spoke to my laser cutter today, my order won't be ready til next week now :(
Will post pics as soon as the prototypes land.

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Re: Anodized pickguards

Post by andy_tchp » Tue May 26, 2015 7:40 pm

arkivel wrote:curious if you've thought about getting someone in the USA to act as a distributor. Shipping from Australia must be insane for an individual guard.
Since USPS put their rates up it's around the same, or possibly slightly cheaper than what we pay to get stuff from the US. I'm getting quoted $14.10AUD (just shy of $11USD) for regular (untracked) air-mail or $21.10 ($16.35USD at the time of writing) for either a signature or tracked (but not both) service for a parcel up to 500g.
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