3 pickup pickguard for American Deluxe tele

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  1. bammbamm

    bammbamm Member

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    Hi.

    I'm trying to turn my American Deluxe tele into a Nashville style, with 3 pickups. I got a Nashville set of Micro-coil pickups from Bill Lawrence to replace the N3s. The Deluxe already has a route for a middle pickup. However, I already made a wrong purchase regarding the pickguard which didn't fit. I just wanted to get input from you guys if you know of a 3 pickup pickguard or pickguard manufacturer that would fit perfectly in the Am deluxe routes.

    Thank you very much!!!
     
  2. big-ez

    big-ez Supporting Member

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    Warmouth is great, and they have a pickup-guard builder tool on their site that should get you what you need.
     
  3. John C

    John C Supporting Member

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    The very first American Deluxe Teles were Nashville configuration - I'm not sure how long that lasted, probably no longer than the first 12 months or so of production before Fender changed the model to the traditional 2-pickup configuration.

    At any rate here is the service manual for the 1998/Nashville configuration American Deluxe Tele; it has the full parts list so you should be able to get a pickguard with the middle rout from Fender.

    https://p4.zdassets.com/hc/theme_assets/549136/200076499/010-5500_02C_SISD.pdf
     
  4. bammbamm

    bammbamm Member

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    Thanks for the post. I didn't know about that.
     
  5. bammbamm

    bammbamm Member

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    That's great. I'll try warmoth as well. Thanks!
     
  6. rednoise

    rednoise Member

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    Nashville Tele pickguards are very common. You can get them lots of places, including amazon and eBay.

    It appears that I can't include an amazon link, but search for "nashville telecaster pickguard" and you will find many to choose from.
     
  7. OotMagroot

    OotMagroot Supporting Member

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    Warmoth all day on this one. I only buy Strat pickguards from them. I'd imagine Tele pickguards would be just as awesome. They usually belt them out pretty quick too!
     
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