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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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$29.95

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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

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!

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