Single cut Les Paul Jr - new pickguard!

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Re: Single cut Les Paul Jr - need pickguard advice

Post by rumfoord » Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:27 am

Ohh, nice. I'm positive that will look good. (whether or not it's the final version of looking good...)

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Re: Single cut Les Paul Jr - need pickguard advice

Post by Paul-T » Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:45 am

mynameisjonas wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:14 am
Thanks, but those are for the double cut version, so they won't fit mine.
Neil Ivison, who makes what look like good LP Jr replicas, recently posted he had obtained some old stock celluloid nitrate and was producing pickguards.

https://www.facebook.com/ivisonguitars/ ... =3&theater
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Re: Single cut Les Paul Jr - need pickguard advice

Post by mynameisjonas » Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:47 am

Thanks for the tip! :)

Btw, I had my first rehearsal with this guitar the other night. Right now my only active band (where I play guitar) is a Weezer cover band we've put together for one of the members' 40th birthday party, and it's like this guitar was made for playing that kind of stuff (Blue + Pinkerton era). I had previously used one of my Jazzmasters for that application, with a GFS Retrotron installed in the bridge position, and I think it did the job very well, but the Jr just nailed it. It somehow manages to sound both beefier and more articulate at the same time. Time to let the Jazzmaster go back to being a Jazzmaster :)

As for my more 'normal' sounds, I didn't really get to put that to the test with the band, but just playing by myself it sounded great. The pickup sounds fine to me, but I bet there's more goodness to unlock with a nicer pickup.

Speaking of which, I was was trying to find out more about the H90 pickup, and I came across the Mojotone '56 Quiet Coil, which I thought sounded amazing (and fully hum cancelling, unlike the H90). Does anyone have any experience with that pickup?

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Re: Single cut Les Paul Jr - need pickguard advice

Post by mynameisjonas » Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:01 am

I finished the bakelite guard over the weekend and put it on, but I really wasn't feeling it. The black-on-black combination reminded me too much of a cheap Epiphone, so I took it off right away (sorry, no pics).

I ordered a tort guard from Creamtone, and a black truss rod cover. I think it'll look really good :)

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Re: Single cut Les Paul Jr - new pickguard!

Post by mynameisjonas » Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:11 am

New pickguard day!

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Really happy with how this turned out, it looks totally different depending on where the light is coming from. I forgot to take pictures of the guard before putting it on, but it’s a really nice looking celluloid tort (with that minty smell). I wonder why no one makes 4-ply guards out of this stuff. To my eyes it looks exactly like vintage tort.

I’m still waiting for a black truss rod cover, and then it’s done, cosmetically anyway.

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Re: Single cut Les Paul Jr - new pickguard!

Post by marqueemoon » Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:39 am

Beautiful!

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