Last summer, I'm sitting in a music store with a new American Standard Strat in my lap. It was a really pretty Seafoam Green one with a maple fingerboard and a thick three-ply light beige pickguard... Can't you just hear the needle being yanked off the vinyl?
One thing that gives Strats from the 50s with maple necks their unique look is their thin, single-ply white pickguards. And if you own a new Strat with a maple fingerboard, this is a great, easy way to give your guitar a vintage look. But there's always been a problem: Fender single-ply white pickguards are vintage reissues. They have eight mounting holes like the guitars from the 50s. New American and MIM models have eleven holes. Since the mounting holes don't all line up on the body, making the swap has meant drilling into your guitar. Until now!
Our pickguard is handcrafted from the correct .06 thin white material, with 8 mounting holes that attach it to the body for a great old-school look. And we've moved those holes so that they all line up perfectly with the existing factory holes on your new Stratocaster body. Now you can easily give your new Stratocaster a vintage vibe with no mods to the guitar. And just look at how great it looks on the Seafoam Green, and Candy Apple Red American Standard Strats shown here!
Fits any new or vintage Strat that came stock with an 11-hole pickguard.
Available in NOS or our LIX Patina lightly aged finish. You also have the option of the classic SSS configuration or HSS with a fat cut at the bridge for humbuckers without a cover. Please make your selection from the menu at the top of this description.
Made in USA.