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Tortoloid Acoustic Dreadnought Pickguard

Tortoloid Acoustic Dreadnought Pickguard

Modern Martin shape

Item # 2090
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$36.00

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Item # 2091
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Tortoloid Acoustic Dreadnought Pickguard

About This Item

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)
2-3/8" (60.32mm)
2091 Oversize  0.025" x 7-1/8" x 4"
(0.64mm x 180.98mm x 101.6mm)
2-3/8" (60.32mm)

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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Trade Secrets!

Trade Secrets!

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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Nice fitting and very nice design.

5.0

Good quality, looks great.  Excellent customer service.

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Very happy with purchase. I knew it likely wouldn't be a perfect fit for my Martin 000, but was able to use old pickguard as cutting guide with x-acto knife to re-cut the sound hole. Light use of a heat gun smoothed out the surface near the cut.

5.0

Dreadnought Pickguard

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I bought the oversized. It fit perfect. Very easy to install and looks great. I have a bad habit of picking my guitar top. So this covers my picking marks and helps protect from future damage. Very please with the results.

5.0

Looks good on my Martin

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I wanted to post a photo of the pick guard on a Sapele guitar, I like it a lot

4.0

Pricey, but good quality.

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Plan on using this to replace stock pickguard on a Martin top refinishing project. Not cheap, but of good quality with pattern all the way through and not printed on the surface. Only wish these came in other sizes (ie. 000, OM, etc) rather than just dread size/shape. Will need to trim this one to fit my 12-fret 000, but otherwise very satisfied.

5.0

Top Pick Pickguard!

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This is a gorgeous Pickguard that is easy to cut!

5.0

Tortoloid pick guard

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Verified Buyer


Not cheap but it made my Martin look so much better than the plain black pick guard it came with. Great quality product and fast shipping. Very easy way to give your guitar a face lift.

5.0

Pick Guard

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Verified Buyer


The over sized guard fit perfectly easy to install..

5.0

Older D-35 looks just great!

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Verified Buyer


Laying new guard over original it was identical in size and shape. After removing the original as instructed in video, the new was installed. Now my best sounding Martin looks awesome. Almost looks as good as it sounds.

5.0

Beautiful!

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I use nothing but Tortoloid pickguards on my acoustics. IMO no other pickguards come close in appearance.

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