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Acoustic Guitar Pickguard Tortoise

Tortoise

Item # 5860
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$8.92

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Acoustic Guitar Pickguard Black

Black

Item # 5861
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$3.99

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Acoustic Guitar Pickguard Clear

Clear

Item # 5862
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Acoustic Guitar Pickguard

About This Item

Protect and beautify your instrument with our shaped high-gloss self-adhesive plastic 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 96.84mm)
2-3/8" (60.32mm)
5861 Black 0.025" x 7" x 3-13/16"
(0.64mm x 177.80mm x 96.84mm)
2-3/8" (60.32mm)
5862 Clear 0.011" x 7" x 3-13/16"
(0.28mm x 177.80mm x 96.84mm)
2-3/8" (60.32mm)

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

*The tortoise pattern is printed.


Trade Secrets!

Trade Secrets!

A shrinking pickguard cracks the guitar top!

In Dan Erlewine's shop: This Martin D-35 has a cracked top due to the pull of a shrinking plastic pickguard. Dan fixes the problem and shows how to keep this happening from happening again.

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5.0

Easy To Install Pick Guard

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This is an excellent, , easy to install pick guard. There's no messy glue job envolved. I just decided where to position it, marked the location with a few little pieces of tape, peeled off the protective backing and carefully laid the pick guard down. The only thing to be careful of is not tapping any bubbles between the pick guard and the top of the guitar. Nice and easy. Great product.

5.0

The Best Clear Pickguard

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Now and then a client insists on a clear guard. This one is the best I've found. Not too thick, not too thin, cut accurately and smoothly. The shape and radius are ideal for a 000 to D size guitar with a 3 7/8" to 4" sound hole. Beware of similar products sold online as most are cut sloppily.

BTW, use water to install these clear guards without air pockets.

3.0

Needs to be trimmed to size

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Thought that this would be just the right size for my Martin HD28, but it is not so requires trimming to exact size of old pickguard. Not that easy to do to get perfect fit

5.0

For acoustic guitar

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Excellent product

5.0

Bought for template

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Does its job..

3.0

Inconsistent Quality

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When they work, they work well, but about half of the guards I've received were damaged in manufacture, and no one bothered to inspect them. The older issue of mixed gloss and satin guards seems to be resolved; however the supplier needs to get their act together and either freshen up the die cutting jig or get into another line of business.

On application - apply wet...simple and easy. Position on guitar, and yes a piece of blue low tack tape as a hinge. flip the guard off the surface, spritz the guard area of top with 8 ounces of distilled water to two drops of Dawn dishwashing detergent (reduces surface tension), then peel backing and position. Squeegee from center out from center of guard to edge, and wait 48 hours before pulling the top protective sheet.

Shot below shows bad die-cutting job with resultant adhesive holidays and scuffing on back of guard.

3.0

Buy the black one

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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.

5.0

Great replacement for 40+ year-old pickguard

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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.

4.0

Good

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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.

5.0

Worked Out Great

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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!

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