Where to find 56 Goldtop guard?

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  1. Bonzo21

    Bonzo21 Active Member

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    Where can I find an aftermarket guard for a 56 Gold top? The idiot that had it before took the guard off (a travesty) and lost it! I took a chance on a Gibson guard, which was dumb I know, and it was a bit short between the pickups...
     
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    BGood Well-Known Member

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    Really ?
     
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    Raiyn Well-Known Member

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    Bit harsh, don't ya think? Different strokes and what have you. It's not like he carved his ex-girlfriend's name into the back or something.

    There are a few joints that do replacement guards, you may need to make a dummy out of poster board (cereal box) and send it to them. Start by tracing the Gibby outline (squaring off the p'up rings, but marking a straight line for depth) then marking the proper spacing.

    Heck, at that point you could about make your own from some eBay pickguard material (or spend 10x more at StewMac you know, whatever).
     
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    Davis Sharp Well-Known Member

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    I think he did you a favor by removing the guard.:) Guards on archtops are like sweatshirts on supermodels.

    But if you're into that stuff, have you tried Greasy Groove?
     
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    :rofl: I love it ! Can I borrow it ?
     
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    Davis Sharp Well-Known Member

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    Of course.
     
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    LOL! I was being a bit tong in cheek, but I realize it did not come off that way in a message! It is one of those contentious LP issues that I find amusing. Different strokes for different folks. I like my LPs and ESs with guards on ;)

    How do you cut the material? I don't have a band or scroll saw...or access to one :(
    And I can't find one that fits from stewmac...
     
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    Raiyn Well-Known Member

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    You win the forum today.

    https://www.rockler.com/coping-saw-and-blades-select-option

    I was referring to the material being more expensive there.
     
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    jaymci New Member

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    Check out quickguards they have epiphone pickguards.
     
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    Well I actually did what I should have done initially and actually emailed epiphone. Sent me a parts number and my local shop is ordering it in. Why the F didn't I think of that first!
     
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    in order:

    Agreed

    Ah, good call. Will probably get one of these if I get an odd guitar project...Thanks!

    And my bad, read too fast.
     
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    Raiyn Well-Known Member

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    Because we're used to not having things available for Epi's as the market caters to Gibby folk.
    :cheers:
    No sweat.
    No worries.
     

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