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Tortoloid Acoustic Dreadnought Pickguard

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Modern Martin shape

Item # 2090
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$31.40

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Tortoloid Acoustic Dreadnought Pickguard

About This Item

Beautiful reproduction tortoise for vintage-style acoustic guitars. The look of actual tortoise shell, complete with semi-transparent amber areas that intensify the soundboard color.

Each Tortoloid pickguard is individually made. Just like natural shell, no two have exactly the same pattern.

Durable, self-adhesive, and a mere 0.025" thin! They won't dampen tone, or shrink. The edges can be beveled with fine sandpaper.

Tortoloid is a handsome material which uses poured resins and dyes to reproduce the color and 3-dimensional depth of antique Hawksbill tortoise shell. Luthier Mario Proulx developed this material using antique guitar picks for sampling the colors and refining the patterns.

Item# Dimensions Radius at soundhole edge
2090 Modern Martin Shape  0.025" x 7" x 3-13/16"
(0.64mm x 177.80mm x 96.84mm)
2-3/8" (60.32mm)
2091 Oversize  0.025" x 7-1/8" x 4"
(0.64mm x 180.98mm x 101.6mm)
2-3/8" (60.32mm)

When in doubt, order an oversized pickguard. Trim and file to fit.

Want to cut your own pickguard shape? See Tortoloid Pickguard Material, available in four vintage patterns.


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5.0

Nice fit and not much trouble

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I bought this pickguard in oversized for a client. It didn't take much work to do the final shaping and installation. He is pleased and I liked the minimal effort to get it installed. It really looks great on his D28.

5.0

Tortoloid Pickguard

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Verified Buyer


Very pleased. The look is terrific. Easy to install. Would buy again.

5.0

New pickguard to replace plastic photographed tortise shell

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Verified Buyer


This was a very simple process,but it did require some reshaping of the inside radius near the back of the pickguard and then the edges were beveled and polished to erase the hard edges.
It looks good on the guitar & does not hinder the top vibration!

5.0

Tortoloid pickguard on Blueridge BR-5060

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Verified Buyer


This pickguard looks so much better than the original stock Dalmation pickguard that Blueridge uses. Tortoloid complemented the cedar top and tortoise binding stunningly.

5.0

Looks Great!

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Verified Buyer


When I ordered this pick guard from Stew Mac I was given the option to describe how much color vs. transparency I wanted. I was able to select from three photos of different ones on the website and the customer service lady said they would do their best to match the one I liked.
She told me it would arrive in two days and it did. It was easy to install in about five minutes and I would rate the quality "A+" and the fit "A".
The other nice thing is this is not overly heavy so as to affect the sound boaed just as it was described. The price was reasonable and I put my trust in Stew Mac and the folks who had purchased the same pick guard. Looks great doesn't it!

5.0

Tortoloid Pickguard

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Verified Buyer


The pickguard got shipped at lightspeed, only took 8 days to arrive here in The Netherlands. The stock pickguard that I got with my new Eastman E10D dreadnougth sucked all the tone right out of it. This pickguard barely influences the tone (at least I can barely hear it and I'm a working musician). It already has a self-adhesive glue attached so it's really easy to put it on the guitar. Oh and btw it also looks really awesome!

5.0

pickguard

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just as described. very nice pickguard

5.0

Tortoloid Pickguard Really Dresses Guitar

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Last year I purchased a used Alvarez MD with a cedar top and since it didn't have a pickguard, I opted for the Totoloid pickguard. It goes perfectly with the cedar top as the cedar color comes through the lighter areas of the pickguard and really looks sharp. I just bought another Alvarez; this one is an MD6104 with a dark gold spruce top and I am going to purchase another tortoloid.

5.0

Martin Pickguard replacement.

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Verified Buyer


I have a D12-20, from 1967. The pick guard had shrunk, also created a small crack under B string. Watched video for replacement guidance. Ordered the Tortoloid. It required minimal trimming at sound hole, and looks great. Followed replacement tips and the job went smoothly, no hiccups. One small problem, tip of pick guard wanted to lift up near fingerboard. A little CA-20 solved that problem. New pick guard really dressed up my Martin, pick guard really thin on the top and adds an elegant touch, that was well worth the extra expense. Thanks StewMac for the great product and repair assistance. - Wayne in Omaha

1.0

Who's checking before shipping?

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Verified Buyer


I really don't want to complain, Stewmac is a great co. But look at the pix. What was sent me were a few blobs in a sea of clear. To me, overlapping browns separated by few small strands of clear are the standard for tortoise shell pattern. Sounded like the best idea, but looks nothing like any old Martin pickguard I've ever seen. I sent it back. Maybe they can send a pic for approval before they ship yours; doubly annoying, but might be necessary.

Response from StewMac


We're sorry to hear you're not happy with the Tortoloid Pickguard you received. We're happy to hand select a replacement that more closely matches your preferences. Please call us at 1-800-848-2273. We appreciate your feedback.

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