Tortoloid Acoustic Dreadnought Pickguard

Tortoloid Acoustic Dreadnought Pickguard, Modern Martin shape
Modern Martin shape Item # 2090 In stock, ready to ship!
Tortoloid Acoustic Dreadnought Pickguard, Oversize
Oversize Item # 2091 In stock, ready to ship!
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Tortoloid Acoustic Dreadnought Pickguard

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.

Item# Dimensions Radius at soundhole edge
2090 Modern Martin Shape  0.025" x 7" x 3-13/16"
(0.64mm x 177.80mm x 96.84mm)
2-1/2" (63.50mm)
2091 Oversize  0.025" x 7-1/8" x 4"
(0.64mm x 180.98mm x 101.6mm)
2-1/2" (63.50mm)

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.

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