Acoustic Pickguard Blanks

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Self-adhesive! Rectangular PVC plastic sheet for making traditional acoustic guitar pickguards.

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Acoustic Pickguard Blanks Brown tortoise

Brown tortoise

Item # 5864
In stock, ready to ship!


3 or more $29.34
Acoustic Pickguard Blanks Black


Item # 5865
In stock, ready to ship!


3 or more $8.81
Quantity Discount Prices apply when you buy multiples of the same item number.
Total: $0.00
Quantity: 20


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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Self-adhesive! Rectangular PVC plastic sheet for making traditional acoustic guitar pickguards.

The top surface is high gloss, and the back is self-adhesive for easy installation.

Also available pre-cut in the authentic vintage 1930s Dreadnought shape.

Sheet sizes:
#5864 Brown tortoise is 7-1/8" x 11-1/2" x .025" (180.98 x 292.10mm x 0.64mm). The pattern is printed.
#5865 Black is 8-3/4" x 11-3/8" x .025" (222.25 x 288.93mm x 0.64mm)

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Acoustic Pickguard Blanks

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Very nice !

By Laurent Vaslin from Paimpont, FRANCE
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, September 27, 2013

Gives a real vintage look to pickguards.

Worked good

By Sbjguitars from Dunn, NC
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, April 21, 2013

As long as you know how to properly cut and shape it's without messing up the adhesive it works great. I've cut a ton of pickguards and have had little issues.

Acoustic Pickguard Blanks Work GREAT!!

By Jim L from Charlotte NC
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, April 03, 2013

I use the tortoise and black PVC pickguard material to make pickguards for small travel guitars and they do a great job. For a more expensive guitar I might use another StewMac product, but for my price point these are fine and my customers like them. I use the StewMac 45 degree bevel router bit to cut a nice chamfered edge and it finished up quite nicely with a bit of wet or dry sandpaper. Very happy with this item-peel and stick adhesive backing is very easy to use.

not good

By Folkstoned from Tallahassee, FL USA
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, March 15, 2013

The brown tortoise pickguard material would have made the worst looking tortoise I have ever seen on a guitar. My customer rejected it immediately when he saw it, and rightly so. Now it just sits around in my shop as a desk mat.

very cool pickguard material

By bubbajo from Texas, USA
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, December 21, 2012

Easy to cut, has a nice pattern. Looks better once installed.


By Jeff Glover from Huntsville Alabama
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, April 06, 2012

Customers and I don't like this as well as what you used to sell.

Adhesive back is not very good

By Tai Fu from Taiwan
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, December 30, 2011

The pickguard sheet is large enough for three large sized pickguard (as in for a Guild) and possibly 4 Martin style pickguards. The problem is the plastic is very sensitive to heat, as in that when I had to heat a bridge off the residual heat caused the pickguard to wrinkle near the bridge, so I had to remove it and re-do them. The adhesive is the cheap stationary store type, that leaves a fibrous residue that defies any attempt of removal. I had to flood the area with naphtha and that only did a fair job of removing the adhesive. It took several applications and I wouldn't dare use anything stronger because I did not want to ruin the finish.

I wish the adhesive on this pickguard were anything like the double sided tape sold here, perhaps Stewmac should sell acoustic pickguards that does not come with any adhesive backing, because I did not like the adhesive that was on it at all.

Furthermore, if you have to remove the pickguard in order to perform repair operations, you must replace the pickguard, due to the thin pickguard it will not lie flat once you remove it due to stretching. It may seem like a small deal but when a customer pay a good amount of money for you to fix his guitar, even pickguard blemish is enough justification for a complaint.

What else can you do with an Epi-Dove?

By Starbull from Ostrander, OH
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, May 26, 2011

Purchased this brown tortoise blank to replace the ugly pickguard on my Epi-Dove. Used the original pickguard as a template. Scribed with an awl followed with a utility knife. A little sanding and voila! Easy as cake! This is high quality material that is easy to work with. Thick enough to do it's job yet thin enough to easily shape.

The pre-glued back also adds to ease of use. The result is a much more attractive Epi-Dove. (it is however, STILL an Epi-Dove.) I would recommend this product to anyone wishing to replace a pickguard. You don't have to be a luthier to get a great result. A little patience and the looks of any acoustic can be improved.

Pickguard Blanks

By hardtyme from Ohio, USA
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, October 31, 2010

Large enough for several pickguards and easily cut to any shape. Shipped super fast ordered on Friday morning had it on Saturday.

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