Black anodized aluminum pickguards anyone?

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Black anodized aluminum pickguards anyone?

Post by tade » Sun May 10, 2015 11:22 am

So I have this Jazzmaster project going on and I'd love to use a black anodized aluminum pickguard, but don't really know where to find one. I've read about tone guard and their reputation around here makes me want to look somewhere else. Also anotone are out of them waiting for their new cnc machine to arrive, and who knows how long it could take.
Is there any other place to look for them? I'm talking about proper aluminum ones, not the plastic ones which are advertised as anodized.

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Re: Black anodized aluminum pickguards anyone?

Post by mackerelmint » Sun May 10, 2015 11:25 am

That's about what the options are.
This is an excellent rectangle

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Re: Black anodized aluminum pickguards anyone?

Post by Ben17e » Sun May 10, 2015 12:24 pm

http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.vi ... 0346510363
Eden makes some. I like their products

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Re: Black anodized aluminum pickguards anyone?

Post by kdanie » Sun May 10, 2015 12:32 pm

Eden as well as WD have a simulated brushed black aluminum. I have one from WD and it's OK but it's NOT aluminum and you can tell the difference.

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Re: Black anodized aluminum pickguards anyone?

Post by Jumpchamp » Mon May 11, 2015 5:37 am

i was hesitant about tone guard as well, likely based on the same threads you've read. i went ahead and placed an order, it arrived on time, no issues whatsoever. and the product itself is great.

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Re: Black anodized aluminum pickguards anyone?

Post by PumpkinPieces » Mon May 11, 2015 9:22 am

I bought the WD one and I was very disappointed. It looks like a one ply black plastic pickguard, and IF the light hits it at the just the right angle... it kind of looks like the tried to make it look aluminum.

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Post by jasonpetzold » Mon May 11, 2015 10:05 am

Jumpchamp wrote:i was hesitant about tone guard as well, likely based on the same threads you've read. i went ahead and placed an order, it arrived on time, no issues whatsoever. and the product itself is great.
Same here. I was hesitant, but am happy with the pickguard & my experience once I finally broke down & ordered from them.

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Post by lunaticjaguar » Mon May 11, 2015 10:11 am

I was very happy with my eden gold pickguard

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Re: Black anodized aluminum pickguards anyone?

Post by tade » Tue May 12, 2015 1:13 pm

Thanks for the answers guys, I'll guess that I'll have to bite the bullet and go for one of those toneguard pickguards, I'll keep my fingers crossed.

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Re: Black anodized aluminum pickguards anyone?

Post by gdayj » Tue May 12, 2015 1:57 pm

I'm about to do a run of anodized guards for a few personal projects, and am going to offer Jag & JM to the forum.
AVRI, MIJ & nine-hole JM (as soon as I track down an accurate drawing), laser cut from 2mm aluminium.
WIll be doing black & gold anodize.
Custom may be an option if you can provide a trace or pdf.
Will post a thread with pics soon, am just waiting to approve a sample of the brush finish from the polishers.

I'm in Australia but our dollar is rubbish plus being flat these will ship cheap.

Stay tuned!

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Post by SparkleSparkle » Tue May 12, 2015 6:33 pm

I've been curios about these guys I've not seen mentioned here before:

http://www.anotone.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Post by andy_tchp » Tue May 12, 2015 6:48 pm

gdayj wrote:I'm about to do a run of anodized guards for a few personal projects, and am going to offer Jag & JM to the forum.
AVRI, MIJ & nine-hole JM (as soon as I track down an accurate drawing), laser cut from 2mm aluminium.
WIll be doing black & gold anodize.
Custom may be an option if you can provide a trace or pdf.
Will post a thread with pics soon, am just waiting to approve a sample of the brush finish from the polishers.

I'm in Australia but our dollar is rubbish plus being flat these will ship cheap.

Stay tuned!
Whoa, cool! I have an original AVRI Jaguar guard I can send to you if you if you need it for a template? I'm keen for gold anodized on my OTM Jaguar but remember someone (I think it was Larry Mal?) had size/fit issues with one of the currently available (and quite pricey) options.
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Re: Black anodized aluminum pickguards anyone?

Post by gdayj » Tue May 12, 2015 7:04 pm

andy_tchp wrote:I have an original AVRI Jaguar guard I can send to you if you if you need it for a template?
I have a pdf of the Jag AVRI but I'd love to check it against the real deal.
A jag guard should fit on a scanner? Want to scan it and email? I'll pm my email..

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Re: Black anodized aluminum pickguards anyone?

Post by ryland » Tue May 12, 2015 7:40 pm

Oooooh, a gold AVRI JM guard would be pretty awesome!

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Re: Black anodized aluminum pickguards anyone?

Post by egosheep » Tue May 12, 2015 8:31 pm

gdayj wrote:I'm about to do a run of anodized guards for a few personal projects, and am going to offer Jag & JM to the forum.
AVRI, MIJ & nine-hole JM (as soon as I track down an accurate drawing), laser cut from 2mm aluminium.
WIll be doing black & gold anodize.
Custom may be an option if you can provide a trace or pdf.
Will post a thread with pics soon, am just waiting to approve a sample of the brush finish from the polishers.

I'm in Australia but our dollar is rubbish plus being flat these will ship cheap.

Stay tuned!
If we could get an accurate mustang guard template, I would love to do one in gold. AFAIK I've never seen a mustang with an aluminum guard.

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