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Bakelite Pickguard for Tele & Esquire

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Bakelite Pickguard for Tele & Esquire With neck pickup rout for Telecaster

With neck pickup rout for Telecaster

Item # 0059
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Bakelite Pickguard for Tele & Esquire With no pickup rout for Esquire

With no pickup rout for Esquire

Item # 0058
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Bakelite Pickguard for Tele & Esquire

About This Item

The real deal. Retro appeal! Fender used Bakelite® on the Tele® and Esquire® guitars from 1950 to '54.

Go all out with your retrofit—use genuine Bakelite on your old (or new) Tele!

0.084" (2.13mm) thick with 5 mounting holes. Single ply, squared edge, and unshielded—just like the originals. Pickguard screws sold separately.

Collector trivia: Bakelite was developed in 1905 by Leo Baekeland, who had set out to find an alternative to shellac. In 1993 it was designated a National Historic Chemical Landmark by the American Chemical Society in recognition of its significance as the world's first synthetic plastic.


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5.0

It's the Real Deal

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Yes, it's expensive; but it's hard, stiff, thin and flat, looks authentic and sits flush with the control plate. I love it! If I could wish, it would be for a Nashville conversion, ready made, for us clumsy guys who would likely ruin at least 2 before we managed to get one right ! StewMac sells the right tools for that job, but it probably would not help me in the least.

2.0

Did Not Fit 2006 52' Reissue Telecaster

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Fair warning, this DOES NOT fit any 52 reissue tele as per Stew Mac. Kudos to them for helping me solve this problem, and while I don't like giving a bad review especially since their customer service was excellent, it's annoying that it does not state this anywhere to prevent making the purchase.

3.0

bought for my Fender telecaster

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5 hole pick guard for telecaster, 4 of the holes lined up but the fifth hole on the horn was missed drilled. a complete hole width off. When I compared yours with the original it was the same other than the miss drilled hole. I guess I expected a better quality from Stew Mac.

5.0

A great choice

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I bought this for a Fender Baja that was equipped with a flimsy, staticy plastic guard. A little finessing of the screws and a little scraping of the control plate cutout, and it went right in. A big plus is that when scratches show up, they don't add a whitish cast to the finish. I'm about to buy another.

5.0

Nice look and feel

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Works really well with my barncaster. Classic look and feel. Solid.

5.0

on a Squier 50s Classic Vibe Tele

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Just swapped the nasty plastic original. 3/5 screws aligned really well; 1 not some bad; and 1 not at all -- just drove the original wood screw straight into the soft pine with a screwdriver. Bakelite lies flat and has a nice sturdy feel; guitar has slightly more resonance, too!

5.0

Nice Piece of Kit!

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I bought this to put on my new Squire CV 50's tele to make it into a blackguard Esquier... (spelling intentional!) Looks great and holes lined up great on mine! It's a bit shiny for me so I'll be working it a little bit to dull it up, otherwise it's great!

3.0

Bakelite Tele pickguard

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I bought a bakelite pick guard to replace the plastic one on my Fender AS Telecaster to solve static buildup and noise issues, which it does quite well. My only complaint is the the top 2 screw holes did not align correctly, so I had to try to get them aligned by widening the holes slightly.

4.0

bakelite pickguard

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I bought three, each fit the tele just a little bit differently. I had to fine tune around the control plate.

5.0

Very nice!

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I learned that there are different 'types' of bakelite apparently. This one is a bit heavier and feels more like micarta (just feels that way ... I'm not saying that it is). But it fit dead-perfect on my Fender Tele and it lays really nice and flat, letting me go to a 5-screw mounting rather than 8 which fits better with the vintage look I wanted. I'll get another of these for an Esquire soon. What more can I say as endorsement?

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