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.
||Radius at soundhole edge
|2090 Modern Martin Shape
||0.025" x 7" x 3-13/16"
(0.64mm x 177.80mm x 96.84mm)
||0.025" x 7-1/8" x 4"
(0.64mm x 180.98mm x 101.6mm)
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.