Decoboom's The Rider pickguard can be custom cut for your Stratocaster, 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 customize this guard to your specifications. Please use the reference guide to help you navigate the dropdown system for these and other models.
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 usfor assistance.