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Where is a good place these days to get a Bakelite 8-hole Tele pickguard routed for a P90?

I found some stuff online and I emailed Tony at Pickguardian, who I've dealt with before,. Anyone have another way to go?
 

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I see the pricing is high for these, you could buy a regular black guard and route it for the P90 yourself...
 

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I really want to try a single ply Bakelite, I have plain black already. Vision Guitar has them already made for 40 US and then shipping of course but I feel like that is reasonable. What do you think?
 

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Well the material is cheap but it has to be cut and lacquered so that price seems about right to me... I was just thinking if they want a pile extra for a P90 cut out it's easy to do that part yourself, so if Bakelite with a regular neck pup route is cheaper, that may be the way to go.

Either way I like a nice Bakelite guard.
 

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Well the material is cheap but it has to be cut and lacquered so that price seems about right to me... I was just thinking if they want a pile extra for a P90 cut out it's easy to do that part yourself, so if Bakelite with a regular neck pup route is cheaper, that may be the way to go.

Either way I like a nice Bakelite guard.
It's apparently a pain to work with though, and last I heard it was getting hard to come by.
 

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I had Mojo Axe make me a custom pick guard, it was expensive, but i supplied all the dimensions to fit my Japanese Greco. Fit like a glove
 

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I make parts out of it all the time and aside from the smell of cutting it's good to work with, it machines well.

Buying it wholesale in full 4'x8' sheets and thicknesses right up to 1" is no issue.





 

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I had someone on another forum suggest I buy a sheet and make some, sell the extras, but I just don't have the time. They even provided a step by step thread.
another lazy Saturday and a piuece or Garolite..

The standard Bakelite guards seem to be the same price as the p90's so no point in buying one and routing it. If I don't hear from Tony tomorrow I'm going to order from Vision.
 

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Ive never routed bakilite before but Ive got the template for a p90 tele.
I can scan it and send it to you if you want.

Nathan
 

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Ive never routed bakilite before but Ive got the template for a p90 tele.
I can scan it and send it to you if you want.

Nathan
I'll take you up on that, thank you. I ordered one from Vision Guitar which I found online, they had them already made and in stock. It would be good to compare it with the scan as well.
 
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