Best place to get an ACCURATE HSS strat pickguard?

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  1. WildTop

    WildTop Member

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    Hey...

    Just can't seem to find a place to buy an accurate HSS pickguard that would match my genuine Fender pickguard...

    The humbucker route is a bit off in every pickguard I've checked...

    Fender is not an option because they come with a round adges route for an uncovered HB and I need n HB route for a covered one. and also 3 screw holes as opposed to 2...



    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. DownByLaw

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    The one I bought from Warmouth was quite accurate.

    Patrick
     
  3. rabbuhl

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    For my current HSS pickguard I used Warmoth. That one is just fine.

    I am putting together a new HSS pickguard. This time I am going to use Wdmusic.

    I'll let you know my feedback after it arrives.
     
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    The year of your Strat is important to know. MIA Strats of the last few years have a rout requiring the humbucker cutout on the guard to be slightly closer to the bridge than MIA Strats before 2012, or so.
     
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    The All parts one is a good fit on USA strats.
     
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    Your local shop can make one for you.
     
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    Warmoth +1. I've replaced both of my Strat scratch plates & they fit perfectly
     
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    Is there much difference between the HSS pickguards form Wdmusic and Warmoth?
     
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    I'm not sure on that, only because I've never ordered from Warmoth. I know I've ordered strat pickguards in both SSS and HSS configurations, as well as 2 different Tele pickguards, some with 'mini hum' sized, as well has Hum in the neck position...and they've always nailed it for me.
     
  11. djw

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    I'm looking for this very thing, for a 2001 American Hot Texas Special HSS (i.e. Lone Star Strat), so same as the OP except I need a 2-screw-hole rout. I tried one of the cheaper Chinese ones on the market (which I think is basically AllParts), and the HB cutout is too close to the bridge and I'd have to rout out the body cavity to accommodate the pickguard's arrangement.

    So now I'm looking at this: http://www.wdmusic.com/fender_strat_lonestar_pickguard_stl_228a.html

    Of note is this statement:
    That sounds about right to me, so I am guessing this will work with my guitar. As far as I can tell, the pickguard on my 2001 is exactly the same as the Fender Lone Star pickguards out there, and this seems like just what I need. $50 though.
     
  12. Jarick

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    My warmoth guard works great but I ordered the wrong humbucker cutout type. Does anyone know the right one for an uncovered trembucker?
     
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    duderanimous Monsterpiece Fuzz - Fuzz Master Extraordinaire Silver Supporting Member

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    I think you want the "fat trembucker" option
     
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    I just bought one from Warmoth for an MIM HSH (2016) Strat, and it fit perfectly. All holes aligned, and the pickups fit. Not only that, but the Customer Service was fantastic, as i had accidentally ordered the single-ply version and needed to exchange it for the 3-ply. Highly recommended. I was advised, pre-sale, to order the Fat Humbucker route.
     

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