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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:36 am 
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Anyone work with a vendor they like for making custom pickguards? Someone to whom I can send a dxf file or similar? Suggestions?


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:43 pm 
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WD will do a good job.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:11 pm 
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Ken McKay wrote:
WD will do a good job.


Ken, does WD do full custom pickguards, or only from pre-existing designs? I need someone to do a small run of pickguards for a guitar of my design. I'm not looking for a custom Tele or strat pick guard. Just want to be clear.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:15 pm 
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Yes they do custom. Excellent workmanship.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:49 pm 
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Just a thought. I needed a custom TRC for a project. I laid it out on cad, printed a page off and taped it to a piece of plywood. Shaped the plywood to the paper and removed the paper. Screwed the pattern to a larger piece of plywood. Then did a rough cut on the pg material, and double face taped it on the plywood. I chucked up a 45 degree follower bit in the drill press. Then slowly ran the plywood pattern around the bit. It was slower than a router, but I had much better control and wasn't afraid of loosing a digit. It came out pretty nice so I made another in case the engraver hosed the first one. Don't know how much a custom would cost, but this was faster and easier.


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