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« Reply #15 on: May 11, 2017, 05:46:51 pm »


Maybe its just the extra two holes that look like a jerry job? I'm also not a big fan of tortoise pick guard, except of course on a nashville Smiley.
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The top one is stunning (white pickup cover noted). I think I'll wait and see what Terryd gets and take it from there. Their prices are in the region of R150 for plain and R520 for pearloid pickguards at the moment
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« Reply #16 on: May 11, 2017, 06:25:17 pm »

Alternatively raru.co.za
https://raru.co.za/imports/us/search?search=telecaster%20pickguard
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« Reply #17 on: May 12, 2017, 12:55:19 am »


Thanks Studmissile. They are fairly close to where I stay, so I will try to pop around tomorrow. I see they have some Nashville Tele pickguards. So hopefully no need to cut or drill anything.
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« Reply #18 on: May 12, 2017, 10:16:03 am »

RARU is an exclusively online store, so I couldn't go there  Embarrassed

I ordered this baby from them, and it will only arrive in the first week of June  Sad.  I think it will strike a nice balance between vintage and stage personality. I think the pure white pearloid will be too bling. I will make a decision on the pickup cover when the time comes. (I'd like to see the pickguard in position before making that call.)

Sounds like a plan?

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« Reply #19 on: May 12, 2017, 01:50:32 pm »

That white pearloid looks cool!
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« Reply #20 on: May 19, 2017, 08:15:16 pm »

I received a nice surprise on Wednesday morning when the pickguard arrived weeks early. (Now that's something you never hear!).
To top it all, it was a genuine Fender pickguard... I expected a generic replacement. Apparently they were lucky enough to find one locally. My excitement was short-lived when I realised that the middle pup did not line up with the hole provided. Back to the drawing board. To say that I felt despondent is an understatement.

I was determined not to cut or drill anything, and at that point it seemed inevitable. This morning I decided to remove the pickguard to see what's under the hood. A pleasant surprise! The pickup cavity is one single hole for both pups. see below pic for reference



I could then simply slot it all in place and install the new pickguard. The only difference being that the space between neck and middle pickup was now slightly wider (middle-pickup approximately 4mm closer to the bridge pickup) - with little to no effect on tone. I cannibalised a white pickup cover from a cheap strat copy I have lying around to give Meron's suggestion a try...
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« Reply #21 on: May 19, 2017, 08:16:57 pm »

And here is the result:









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« Reply #22 on: May 20, 2017, 08:33:42 am »

Liking it!, is it a optical illusion? I don't notice the black bridge and white middle pup covers - the white one blends into the pearloid - I had to remember that the was a difference and then I saw it.

Good call on Raru - when terryd is out of stock it usually takes a bit longer than they claim to land a shipment and get it through customs.

And nicely found by Stud - I should have thought of Raru, our band's drummer & guitarist work there Embarrassed
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« Reply #23 on: May 20, 2017, 10:33:22 am »

Perfect!
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