Replacement pickguard for Tyler-suggestions needed

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  1. Little Larry

    Little Larry Supporting Member

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    I'd like to replace the pickguard on a Tyler Japan Studio Elite. Tyler Japan has declined to respond so I looking for a source. Any suggestions?
     
  2. FiestaRed

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    Call a Tyler dealer?
     
  3. eclecticsynergy

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    Given the slanted pickups, I think you'd need to make a tracing of the original and have one custom made.
     
  4. trap

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    Did you call Tyler USA? They make pick guards and could tell you if they fit. They have always been very responsive to my queries.
     
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    This! Or you will have to go to a local luthier to trace and have them do it. I had mine replaced on my Classic a few years ago, and I went through JT
     
  6. ChicagoFraize

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    I've had two pick guards made by Tyler USA, for USA built. Try Tyler first.
     
  7. Steven

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    I contacted Tyler a few months ago for a new pick guard for my 2004 BW2K. They were very quick to respond. They told me that due to a fire a few years ago they lost the templates for the pickguards for guitars made prior to 2015 (IIRC) so the newer pickguards dont fit older guitars when it comes to the pick guard screews.
     
  8. trap

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    This op put up two threads about this and then disappeared. Not even a thank you!
     
  9. Jay Will

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    I’d make one myself by tracing the original outline as a template and looking for a nice piece of plastic or aluminum to use.
     
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    Trebor Renkluaf I was hit by a parked car, what's your excuse? Silver Supporting Member

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  11. arnie65

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    https://quickguards.com/

    I've been doing business with this guy here in Florida for a few years, he's as good as anyone at Fender, Tyler, Gibson, etc. His pickguards are all custom to your specs and he's very affordable. You just need to trace a perfect drawing of your pickguard with screwholes and all. He does single, double and triple bound etc..


    Cheers,
    Arnie...
     
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    Great stuff there. Thanks for the link!
     
  13. trap

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    Does he have the Studio Elite template? I’m so lazy about removing it and taking everything off to get a good template.
     
  14. willhutch

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    Careful, the Tyler SE pickguard template changed over the years. So even if he has done a Tyler, it might not be quite the same.
     
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    How are you going to put a new pickguard on the guitar without taking the old one off?
     
  16. trap

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    I’ll take it off once to replace it but I don’t want to take it off to trace then put back together then take off again. Just writing it I’m tired! :D
     
  17. 2HBStrat

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    Well, that's certainly up to you...if I was doing it, and I HAVE done it, I would take the pickguard off and do as accurate a tracing that I could possibly do so that the replacement would be a perfect fit...then leave the guitar in the case until the new pickguard comes in. It's actually no extra work at all but will assure a better fit...
     
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  18. trap

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    It takes a month to get the new pick guard and I practice every day and gig with this guitar. It’s my #1. When it becomes important enough for me I’ll do it.
     
  19. arnie65

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    Listen, if you want a quality job, you'll need to remove the pickguard and carefully trace the thing with a pencil at a 45 degree angle on a piece of manila paper or cardboard. After he makes yours, he'll have a template for future orders. Maybe he does already, you have to ask.

    Arnie...
     
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