Where to get Jake E. Lee's stratocaster pickguard

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Where to get Jake E. Lee's stratocaster pickguard

Postby johnthebrucelee » Sun Jan 01, 2006 3:48 pm

Hey,

I was wondering where can you purchase one or have one made. :? I tried looking over the .net but I couldn't find any.

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Re: Where to get Jake E. Lee's stratocaster pickguard

Postby jefnel1 » Sun Jan 01, 2006 4:11 pm

Hi. Contact Tony at Pickguardian.com. He has the best quality guards and already has a great template design to work from.
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Re: Where to get Jake E. Lee's stratocaster pickguard

Postby stratattack » Sun Jan 01, 2006 6:13 pm

You Can also goto warmoth.com and get a blank cut out to order.

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Re: Where to get Jake E. Lee's stratocaster pickguard

Postby jefnel1 » Mon Jan 02, 2006 9:53 am

In my experience, Warmoth wouldn't do it. They have less than high quality pickguards anyway, so I would highly recommend Pickguardian.com. I ended up going with black plexiglass for material, and I love it. Any standard pickguard would have been scratched up by now.
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Re: Where to get Jake E. Lee's stratocaster pickguard

Postby Stargazer » Tue Jan 03, 2006 10:00 am

Jake's guitars are rare. I'm not sure about the pickguard but also If you're interested in buying a jake model guitar go to www.gmwguitars.com

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Re: Where to get Jake E. Lee's stratocaster pickguard

Postby MetalHead » Tue Jan 03, 2006 10:08 am

Stargazer wrote:If you're interested in buying a jake model guitar go to www.gmwguitars.com


or you can order body and neck from Warmoth and
let them paint the body(and neck if you want to :)) and
then order pickguard from Pickguardian :D
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Re: Where to get Jake E. Lee's stratocaster pickguard

Postby Stargazer » Tue Jan 03, 2006 10:12 am

MetalHead wrote:
Stargazer wrote:If you're interested in buying a jake model guitar go to www.gmwguitars.com


or you can order body and neck from Warmoth and
let them paint the body(and neck if you want to :)) and
then order pickguard from Pickguardian :D


Thanks, I might do that.

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Re: Where to get Jake E. Lee's stratocaster pickguard

Postby MetalHead » Tue Jan 03, 2006 10:17 am

Stargazer wrote:
MetalHead wrote:
Stargazer wrote:If you're interested in buying a jake model guitar go to www.gmwguitars.com


or you can order body and neck from Warmoth and
let them paint the body(and neck if you want to :)) and
then order pickguard from Pickguardian :D


Thanks, I might do that.


Remember...

The white-charvelized strat had a Northern Ash body (as far as I know).
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Re: Where to get Jake E. Lee's stratocaster pickguard

Postby jefnel1 » Tue Jan 03, 2006 10:37 am

Northern Ash? Where'd you hear that? Just wondering because I thought '74 Fenders came with Alder or Maple bodies.
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Re: Where to get Jake E. Lee's stratocaster pickguard

Postby MetalHead » Tue Jan 03, 2006 11:27 am

jefnel1 wrote:Northern Ash? Where'd you hear that? Just wondering because I thought '74 Fenders came with Alder or Maple bodies.


I did some digging at Fender.com and although I didn't
find anything specific on a 1974 strat this was the closest I could get :?

Quoting the specification-link:

Fender.com wrote:Colors:
(800) 3-Color Sunburst, (Ash Body),
(805) Olympic White, (Alder Body),
(806) Black, (Alder Body),
(821) Natural, (Ash Body),



Fender.com wrote:Body:
Ash (800), (821); Alder on (805), (806)


... and as far as we know, Jakes strat was originally sunburst ;)
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Re: Where to get Jake E. Lee's stratocaster pickguard

Postby Cylon » Tue Jan 03, 2006 1:08 pm

doesnt Pickguardian.com charge like 60$ plus shipping for a dam pickgaurd?

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Postby MetalHead » Tue Jan 03, 2006 1:16 pm

Cylon wrote:doesnt Pickguardian.com charge like 60$ plus shipping for a dam pickgaurd?


A small price to pay ;)
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Re: Where to get Jake E. Lee's stratocaster pickguard

Postby jefnel1 » Tue Jan 03, 2006 1:41 pm

They're worth every penny. If you want cheaper, you should get a blank and cut it yourself free-hand. That's what WD Music does. Most pickguards out there are made of cheap plastic too. You get what you pay for.
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Re: Where to get Jake E. Lee's stratocaster pickguard

Postby Bengal65 » Sat Jan 07, 2006 10:34 pm

jefnel1 wrote:In my experience, Warmoth wouldn't do it. They have less than high quality pickguards anyway, so I would highly recommend Pickguardian.com. I ended up going with black plexiglass for material, and I love it. Any standard pickguard would have been scratched up by now.

+1 Warmoth will not do the reverse single coil angle. I ended up getting a pickguard for 1 Hum, then using a StewMac single coil template and routed them myself. Of course you need a router with a ball bearing bit.

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Re: Where to get Jake E. Lee's stratocaster pickguard

Postby Bengal65 » Sat Jan 07, 2006 10:37 pm

Stargazer wrote:
MetalHead wrote:
Stargazer wrote:If you're interested in buying a jake model guitar go to www.gmwguitars.com


or you can order body and neck from Warmoth and
let them paint the body(and neck if you want to :)) and
then order pickguard from Pickguardian :D


Thanks, I might do that.

Beware, GMW cannot do a "Strathead" anymore due to a cease and desist order from Fender. They are coming out with a new headstock and should be available by NAMM.

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