Decoboom's The Rider pickguard can be custom cut for your Telecaster, 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.
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.
Guards shown on this page are currently in stock. You may also visit our made to order page to view the material we have on hand for a custom cut.
Because we work on a limited-run production model, many items may go in and out of stock, while certain designs and color schemes may never return.
Keep a close eye on our available stock.
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.