Pickguard Beveling

FRETSMOKE

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Hi -

Just received a Small bwbwb SG repro pickguard from a well respected company - the beveling doesn't seem quite " enough " - i'd prefer not to send it back - what do you guys recommend to give the bevel more " dish " if you will ? Thanks -
 

levelfrets

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Hi -

Just received a Small bwbwb SG repro pickguard from a well respected company - the beveling doesn't seem quite " enough " - i'd prefer not to send it back - what do you guys recommend to give the bevel more " dish " if you will ? Thanks -

Sounds like you got a 45 degree angle and not the vintage correct 60 degree? If so I would send it back and look for the right bevel or see if they can do it. Doing it right yourself requires making a template, buying a bit, etc... you get the picture. totally not worth the time or effort.
 

Keyser Soze

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What Levelfrets said.

Or, if you don't mind risking the piece, you could free hand it with a utility razor blade - hold the edge perpendicular to the bevel at the desired angle and gently scrape. Go slow, you can always remove more, but it is real tough to replace what you've already removed.
 




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