Replacement Pickguards & Scratchplates
Damage, shrinkage, a change of pickups, wiring, or simple aesthetics can necessitate the making of new plastic plates and other parts.
I can cut you a replacement pickguard and/or control plates in your choice of materials, prices generally from $100+.
Please be aware that I work entirely by hand, and that it will take 3+ hours at $50 per hour to complete a typical pickguard.
Material costs can be considerable too, especially for pearloids and tortoiseshell (I use RealParts sheets, which cost an additional $40-$100 depending on colour andf size requirements).
Pictured below are some examples of the many plastic parts I have fabricated:
1965 Burns Bison
Hand-cut Custom/Repro 'dark' black pearloid segmented plates
Customer-supplied image and comment:
"The pickguard looks great on the guitar! Thanks, Jon... Regards, Yan"
1970s Burns Flyte
Hand-cut 2-part Tortoiseshell Scratchplate
to replace previous non-original 1-piece black panel
James Tyler Variax
Hand-Cut Custom re-shaped Pearloid Scratchplate (below left)
Shape adjusted behind Humbucker (original plate pictured above right)
Customer comment and photos:
"Thanks to Blacks Guitars and Jon Free for his great custom work" - Rick
And another JTV pickguard I made in matte black:
"Hi mate, I got the pickguard last week and it looks amazing!! Thank you so much for the work you put into it :) I'm sending you a pic so that you can see it :) All the best" - Francisco