The good folks over at effectsbay.com interviewed Decoboom owner and creator Andrew Bingham about his pickguard designs. Here's what they had to say:
A little while back Andrew contacted me letting me know about Decoboom and his unique style of engraving pickguards. I haven’t seen very many custom engraved pickguards so I was naturally curious. WOW. What he’s doing at Decoboom, is what I call next level. His engraving[s] are quite complex yet extremely elegant and work well the pickguard shape. I really thought he was on to something great, and wanted to learn more. I sent Andrew a few question[s] about Decoboom…
Go to effectsbay.com for the full interview.
This page includes templates for most of the products we offer as part of our standard lineup.
If you are looking for a pickguard shape or configuration not listed here, please contact us. We are experts at creating custom configurations or custom shapes that will fit your needs.
For example, we can do a Strat pickguard with three P90 pickups, a Jazzmaster pickguard without the upper controls, or a Tele pickguard with a custom neck pickup route (such as a humbucker or a Charlie Christian pickup). We can also create a custom shape profile for uncommon pickguard shapes, or to help you with your own original creation. The possibilities are endless for customization; simply contact us for more information.
The list below is not exhaustive, but please use the following PDF templates as a reference for some of the more common pickguard shapes we offer, and contact us if you need help in any way.
4-bolt neckplate (industry-standard, fits almost all 4-bolt guitars and basses)
Stratocaster 11-hole Standard ('63-Present)
Stratocaster 8-hole ('54-'59, '57 Reissue)
Stratocaster 11-hole Vintage ('59-'63, '62 Reissue)
Jaguar (Vintage, AVRI, etc.)
Jazzmaster (Vintage, AVRI, etc.)
Cabronita Especial (no neck pickup)
Please be aware that Fender made a slight modification to the Mustang Bass PJ Bass at some point after its initial release; we offer both versions, but ask that you double-check your pickguard with both of these templates to see which template fits your model.