Replacement Pickguards & Scratchplates

Damage, shrinkage, a change of pickups 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.

 

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

Bison Pickguards

 

 

Customer-supplied image and comment:

"The pickguard looks great on the guitar! Thanks, Jon... Regards, Yan"

1965 Burns Bison with custom pickguards


 

1970s Burns Flyte

Hand-cut 2-part Tortoiseshell Scratchplate

to replace previous non-original 1-piece black panel

Burns Flyte with inaccurate simplified homemade pickguard

Before

Burns Flyte with bespoke tortoiseshell pickguard

After

 


 

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:

James tyler Variaxe Pickguard

 

Customer Respose:

"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

James Tyler JTV

 


MusicMan Big Al 5-String Bass

Custom Repro Pickguard in White Pearloid (original tortoiseshell guard pictured at right)

Musicman Big Al

 

Customer comments and photos:

"Hi Jon, The pickguard arrived today! Very pleased with the result, thanks again... I've included some pics of the pickguard fitted. Cheers" - Gerard

 

MusicMan Big Al

 

MusicMan Big Al

 

MusicMan Big Al

 


 

Repro 1990s Epiphone Plates:

 


 

Fernandes Vertigo Standard

Repro guard in cream to replace de-laminating orginal pearloid pickguard

Fernandes-Vertigo-Standard

 

Fernandes-Vertigo-Standard

"Scratchplate fits perfectly Jon, thanks very much!" - Jayson

 

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