Custom Pickguard

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Custom Pickguard - Overview

We don't have a pickguard template for every model, but we can still make you a custom guard.

Fill out the text boxes here and complete the checkout process for a free quote.

Once we receive your request we will email you an invoice with a link for payment. 

Please keep in mind that we are happy to cut your custom pickguard shape from any of our existing materials, but we are not taking custom art requests. 

Pricing and Details

The standard template upcharge to create a custom pickguard template is $50.

This template fee is in addition to the price of whatever pickguard material you select for your project. 

We can create a custom guard from any of these materials (or other industry-standard pickguard materials), and the pricing shown for these listings generally reflects the guard cost, although it may vary depending on the size of your pickguard or the complexity of the project. We will be fair and transparent in pricing your custom project and do our best to answer your questions along the way. 

If we happen to have a template on file that is simply not listed on the website, the standard template fee may be reduced, or in rare cases, waived. Similarly, strange pickup or control configurations that are nonetheless able to use our existing templates for the overall shape may qualify for a slightly discounted setup fee. 

When we create a custom guard for you, we use our computer to carefully draft a digital vector to recreate the outline of your pickguard model. We then create tool paths for cutting, countersinking, and beveling your guard on our CNC. 

Once we have your template, we keep it in on file so you can order other guards using this template without paying the setup fee again.

Custom Template Instructions

If you wish to have Decoboom create a custom template for your model, you will need to either send us your guard, or email us a digital scan of the guard.

Mailing Instructions

If you wish to send the guard, please notify us first and provide us with tracking information. When sending the guard, include your information, and pack the guard with cardboard or foam to keep it from getting bent in transit.

Send the guard to:

DECOBOOM
1981 Nancy Ave. 
Los Osos, CA 
93402

Scanning Instructions

If you wish to send us a scan of the guard, please scan the guard front AND back using a document scanner, at 400 dpi or greater resolution. Both JPEG or PDF formats are fine. As part of the scan, please include a ruler or 1" (one inch) reference box next to the guard to help us ensure that the file maintained the proper scale. If your guard is white, please make sure that you place an opaque colored paper behind the guard when scanning so that there is good contrast around the edges of the scan. 

Final Considerations

Finally, we ask that you make a careful effort to provide us with all the necessary information to create a precise template, and that you are confident in your material or design choices before making the final payment of your guard. It is very unlikely that we will ever be able to resell a one-off custom shape to another customer, so except in the case of a manufacturing defect or error, we cannot provide our standard exchange or refund if you change your mind about the pickguard configuration or material after we have created your guard. With that said, we work hard to have nothing but happy customers, and we will do everything we can to make sure this is a successful project. We simply ask that you be considerate of our time and efforts as well.  

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Guitar Parts Reference Guide

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. 

 

PDF TEMPLATES

PICKUP COVERS

Humbucker Options Guide

 

NECKPLATE

4-bolt neckplate (industry-standard, fits almost all 4-bolt guitars and basses)

 

TELECASTER & VARIATIONS

Esquire 5-Hole

Esquire 8-Hole

Telecaster 5-Hole

Telecaster 8-Hole

Tele Thinline '69

Tele Thinline '72

Tele Custom

Tele Deluxe

 

STRATOCASTER

Stratocaster 11-hole Standard ('63-Present)

Stratocaster 8-hole ('54-'59, '57 Reissue)

Stratocaster 11-hole Vintage ('59-'63, '62 Reissue)

Stratocaster Custom Pickup Placement Guide

Stratocater Vintage-Style Tremolo Cover

 

JAGUAR

Jaguar (Vintage, AVRI, etc.)

 

JAZZMASTER

Jazzmaster (Vintage, AVRI, etc.)

 

CABRONITA

Cabronita

Cabronita Especial (no neck pickup)

DUOSONIC

Fender Duosonic (Offset Series)

Fender Duosonic 1993 Reissue, Made in Mexico

PRECISION BASS

Precision Bass 10-hole

Precision Bass 13-hole

 

JAZZ BASS

Jazz Bass 10-hole

Jazz Bass 11-hole

 

MUSTANG BASS

Mustang Bass

 

MUSTANG BASS PJ

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. 

Mustang Bass PJ - Template Version 1

Mustang Bass PJ - Template Version 2

Mustang Bass PJ - Version 1 and 2 Overlay Comparison

 

JAGUAR BASS

Jaguar Bass (CIJ)

 

GIBSON LES PAUL

Les Paul Standard