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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    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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    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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    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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    Hi. Could I ask what the parts number is?
    I'm looking for one for my 56 standard pro goldtop with 90s, emailed Epiphone and they said it wasn't available to buy!
    I don't know if the old 56 goldtop guards are the same but it's worth a try
    Thanks
     
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    Hey sorry, I just saw this. The following was in the email from Long and Mcquade.

    LES PAUL '56 GOLDTOP

    PART #

    PART - Pickguard - LP '56 Gold Top PPG-104

    PART - Pickguard Mounting Bracket - LP Style PPB-100
     
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    Also, if it helps, mine was a 2008 and it fit.
     
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    Brilliant, thank you

     
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    Picture when it's done or it didn't happen ;p

    Here is mine. The colour match is not great because they are aftermarket pickups and pokerchip (I received it with the mods and without a guard or chip). The difference is accentuated in low light like this pic...

    https://ibb.co/brw1nVF
    https://ibb.co/WcvvqbV
     
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    You have to start chain smoking or it won't happen ... LOL.

    But seriously, i heard dipping in coffee can help get rid of that sterile white. Or shoe shine ?
     
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    Both options are on the table right now... ahahaha. Yeah it's not actually stark white, it's just an aged white as opposed to cream. It as no browning to it, more like a hint of yellowing. I've considered doing the old toilet bowl cleaner then instant coffee thing but I just haven't yet. I just know that nothing I do will make it match perfectly so I've been dragging my feet. Eventually I will try something.
     
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