New Bass Pickguard Day

My P-J bass came with a white pickguard, which I didn’t love, and 14-hole Squier pickguards are hard to come by.  You almost have to order a custom one.

Well, if you’re looking at ordering a custom pickguard… why not ask your drummer, who does amazing paint jobs on all kinds of things, if he might be able to help you out?

I wanted something pretty subtle, so decided on flat black on a glossy black background. It took a while to think of a design I felt good about, but I settled on the abstract geometric/space thing from the Dark Satellites sticker. Boom.  Has a nice, vaguely 70s/80s rubik’s cube / science fiction vibe.  Perfect.

Matt nailed the execution.  The design looks perfect, and the black-on-black is exactly what I’d hoped.  The clear coat even makes it a little glossier than a standard pickguard, I think, like a little clue that it’s something special.

Custom wiring, custom pickguard; this thing is ready for adventure.

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