Acoustic Guitar Pickguard

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Protect and beautify your instrument with our shaped high-gloss self-adhesive plastic and abalone pickguards for Dreadnought guitar.

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Acoustic Guitar Pickguard Tortoise


Item # 5860
In stock, ready to ship!


3 or more $7.94
Acoustic Guitar Pickguard Black


Item # 5861
In stock, ready to ship!


3 or more $3.55
Acoustic Guitar Pickguard Clear


Item # 5862
In stock, ready to ship!


3 or more $3.20
Quantity Discount Prices apply when you buy multiples of the same item number.
Total: $0.00
Quantity: 20


Protect and beautify your instrument with our shaped high-gloss self-adhesive plastic and abalone pickguards for Dreadnought guitar.

Our PVC plastic pickguards have the sought-after authentic 1930s Dreadnought shape. They're available in distinctive brown tortoise, black and clear.

Item# Color Dimensions Radius at soundhole edge
5860 Tortoise* 0.025" x 7" x 3-13/16"
(0.64mm x 177.80mm x 80.96mm)
2-3/8" (60.32mm)
5861 Black 0.025" x 7" x 3-13/16"
(0.64mm x 177.80mm x 80.96mm)
2-3/8" (60.32mm)
5862 Clear 0.011" x 7" x 3-13/16"
(0.28mm x 177.80mm x 80.96mm)
2-3/8" (60.32mm)

Need to cut other pickguard sizes? See our Acoustic Pickguard Blanks.

*The tortoise pattern is printed.

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Acoustic Guitar Pickguard

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Buy the black one

By \N from \N
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, September 26, 2014

I installed 2 clear ones and had to remove them due to bubbles and other visual marks. I really don't think it's possible to install a clear pick-guard that would be perfectly clear when installed.
The tortoise one just doesn't look correct so now I am going to order black ones only.
Fortunately I was able to remove them with no issues.
This is not a design flaw or stewmac fault, just the nature of a clear pick-guard from what I can tell.

Great replacement for 40+ year-old pickguard

By kma from seattle, wa
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, August 11, 2014

I have a 40-year old Alvarez DY50 that the pickguard had started to curl. I was able to remove it almost cleanly with a little bit of heat from my heat gun. A little bit of cleanup on the top and I was able to have this replacement one in place in under an hour. You guys make great products, I've been ordering from you from many years.


By Patrick Sundlof from Chicago, IL
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, June 26, 2014

This pick guard helped restore a 1960 Brazilian Rosewood Martin with limited modification. Lets see if the adhesive sticks, I had to refinish the body underneath the old pickguard and when I stuck the pick guard on I clamped it for better seating.

Worked Out Great

By soundog from Pacific Northwest
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, April 07, 2014

I bought a black pick guard for my Yairi Alvarez. The poor thing was born without a pick guard, and I've played her for so long she had a hole starting to wear through. The pick guard needed to be trimmed with a a bit larger sound hole radius to allow the pearl trim of the Yairi to show. So, I used a compass to cut out a template from a cereal box, traced the edge on the adhesive side of the pick guard, and carefully trimmed it with sharp scissors. It trimmed surprisingly neatly, but I followed that up with some light smoothing and beveling with a half round file. Once stuck on, the pick guard looked like it came with the guitar. Nice! Especially for the price!

Clear Pickguard 

By justinarts from West Texas, USA
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, May 06, 2013

It worked as described. I was easily able to reshape the guard to my own shape using a pair of sharp scissors. The installation was simple and came out great.


By Ron Brown from Rapid City, South Dakota
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, April 06, 2013

Make sure the guard is where you want it the first time, you won't be moving it later. It grabs and holds. As always, thanks for the speed and quality.

Black, quality

By Travis_Dean from Ephraim, Ut
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, February 22, 2013

I have tried the clear and didn't like it. I just installed a black one and love it.

Pretty good, would be perfect if there were no air bubbles

By Travis_Dean from Ephraim, Ut
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, February 20, 2013

I have put two of these on Teton acoustics. They look great and offer good protection. My only issue is I had little air pockets on both. You would have to look closely to see them. I'm replacing them with black.

5862 - Clear Acoustic Pickguard

By JBY from Arlington, WA
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, February 17, 2013

Very low profile. Virtually invisible after installation. Also shown installed in this picture are: 0246-N (NKL Dunlop Straplok Set), and 4018-B (Black Felt Washer)

Clear Guard Installation

By AustinGuitar from West Caldwell,  NJ
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, February 09, 2013

I added a clear pickguard to my
AA40-OEC so I thought I'd add a photo
to illustrate the installation technique. Clean the guitar surface of dust and dirt. Starting at the wide end of the guard, peel back about 1/2 inch of the bottom protective film and fold it back on itself. Keeping the sticky area off of the guitar, align the semicircle cutout with the sound hole. When you're satisfied with the alignment lightly press the sticky edge down into position. If you're not satisfied with the alignment you can gently peel it up and reposition it. Rub across the face of the guard with the back of your fingernail to remove the air bubbles while slowly peeling the protective film off from the bottom. If air bubbles get trapped you can gently peel it up and re-rub it into place. Remove the top protective film. The result should be nearly bubble free and all but invisible.

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