Scratchplate Change on a Strat

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Bongo Jonny, Feb 17, 2009.


  1. Bongo Jonny

    Bongo Jonny Member

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    Just got a new set of pickups and scratchplate, and while putting it all together I realised the holes on the new scratchplate do not line up with the ones on the guitar...

    the guitar's a 2007 american std strat. I got three of the screws in but the remaining eight holes are between 25% and 100% obscured.
    I am not sure I want to redrill the holes just yet, the scratchplate is not an original fender version, could that be a problem?

    any suggestions welcomed.
     
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2009
  2. Bart

    Bart Member

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    Sell or return the pickguard and get the correct one. You'll devaluate the guitar by drilling holes on it.
     
  3. tbone666

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    +1 for you sir.
     
  4. jay42

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    British? Regardless, they never do. There are differences and a good house will know the hole alignment for your Amer. Std. strat. If it's an EMG package...I'm not sure how many options they're willing to provide.
     
  5. Bongo Jonny

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    If I go for an original Fender version is it sure to fit, or is there some variation in their design also?
     

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