Pickguard Material - Made to Order

ROCKET 88 - Ivory

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ROCKET 88

Decoboom's Rocket 88 pickguard material can be custom cut for your guitar model, and features original artwork reverse-engraved and hand-painted on high-quality impact-modified acrylic.

The dropdown menus on this page will allow you to select your guitar make and model, as well as custom options (when available). 

Please use the reference guide to help you navigate the dropdown system for these and other models.

If you can't find your model or brand on our website, please select the "Custom--Not Listed" option in the first dropdown, and fill out the forms that appear. Upcharges may apply for models that require us to make a custom pickguard template. Read more about our custom pickguard services here

As always, feel free to contact us for assistance. 

THE ARTWORK

For every design we create, we do hours of careful research, drawing, and drafting to create a piece which will complement your guitar. We then create theartwork by reverse-engraving acrylic with carbide-tipped steel bits and painting the design by hand. 

To explainin further detail,  we start with a custom laminated acrylic made from two laminated parts--a thick glossy clear top with a thin opaque back layer. We reverse-engrave this material using a rotary CNC engraver, setting the depth of the tool to engrave through the opaque back layer, exposing the back side of the acrylic. The engraving may require multiple stages using various tools of different cutting profile or contour to create the desired effect.

The exposed engraving is then painted by hand, providing a deep three-dimensional appearance to the artwork. For guards with multiple colors, this process is repeated for each color. 

Once the design is engraved and painted, the material is then flipped right side up to be cut on the CNC according to your specifications. Because the artwork of the pickguard was engraved and painted from the back, the design now appears to float like a three dimensional mountain in the glossy acrylic material, while at the same time it is completely protected from wear and tear. 

Although it is a labor-intensive process, by reverse-engraving and painting the design, we create a work of art with unmatched depth and contour that will last through the ages.

MADE TO FIT YOUR GUITAR

We will cut this material according to your specifications using a CNC for a precise fit, with countersunk screw holes and chamfered edges. We offer numerous custom options for shapes, pickups, and controls. If you can't find what you need through our extensive dropdown menu system, pleasecontact us for further assistance. 

The pictures shown here are meant to accurately represent the color options of this design, but please keep in mind that the the final product you receive will depend on the options you choose.

Please use our reference guide to ensure compatibility with your particular model of guitar, and feel free to contact us for assistance.

SHIPPING

$4--USA (USPS First Class)
$15--Canada (USPS First Class International)
$22--All other international locations (USPS First Class International)

Shipping upgrades available at checkout.

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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