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Fender American Standard 8-Hole Telecaster Pickguard Black 

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3-ply, 8-hole Telecaster pickguard for American Telecasters, American Standard Telecasters, Hot Rod Telecasters, American Deluxe Telecasters, Standar...Read More

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3-ply, 8-hole Telecaster pickguard for American Telecasters, American Standard Telecasters, Hot Rod Telecasters, American Deluxe Telecasters, Standard Telecasters, and Deluxe Series Telecasters.


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FenderAmerican Standard 8-Hole Telecaster Pickguard
 
4.5

(based on 18 reviews)

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    (14)

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    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

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    (1)

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    (1)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (9)
  • Easy to use (7)
  • Functional (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (8), Professional musician (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Good Bargain, Geat Quality

    I bought the black 8 hole Standard Tele pickguard to change the look of my MIM second-hand acquisition. This screwed right on, fitting the body, neck joint, neck pickup, and control panel...Read complete review

    I bought the black 8 hole Standard Tele pickguard to change the look of my MIM second-hand acquisition. This screwed right on, fitting the body, neck joint, neck pickup, and control panel like a glove. Just peel the protective coating and go. It's got the three-ply black/white/black parchment and is a welcome upgrade.

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    Picking scratches already on it?

    I have been a faithful customer of Musician's Friend for a few years now and this is the first purchase I have made from them that I have been a little less than satisfied....Read complete review

    I have been a faithful customer of Musician's Friend for a few years now and this is the first purchase I have made from them that I have been a little less than satisfied. The pickguard came in the original fender packaging but when I pulled it out I noticed that the pickguard had alot of scratches on it exactly as if someone had already used it before. I do not know if this is Fender's fault or MF's fault by I was dissapointed by the amount of wear that was on this supposedly "new" pickguard. I guess it does not matter too much since pickguards eventually develop scratches over time anyways but I wish that the pickguard I ordered would have been in better/new condition considering the money I spent on it. Oh well. I know now not to order pickguards again here in the future. Good luck with your purchase if you decide to buy this.

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    5.0

    Good Bargain, Geat Quality

    By JIMMY BOONE

    from Columbia, SC

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Make-over
      • Upgrade

      Comments about Fender American Standard 8-Hole Telecaster Pickguard:

      I bought the black 8 hole Standard Tele pickguard to change the look of my MIM second-hand acquisition. This screwed right on, fitting the body, neck joint, neck pickup, and control panel like a glove. Just peel the protective coating and go. It's got the three-ply black/white/black parchment and is a welcome upgrade.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      It's a pickguard

      By Bambu

      from Memphis,TN

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Fender American Standard 8-Hole Telecaster Pickguard:

          Got this for a new MiM tele just to change the look. The fit was perfect. Shipping was super fast as well.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Really pleased with the look

          By MWJD58

          from Chicagoland

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Good Quality
          • Oe Fit And Quality

          Cons

          • Some Static Buzz At First

          Best Uses

          • Refreshing Your Tele

          Comments about Fender American Standard 8-Hole Telecaster Pickguard:

          I replaced the white pick guard on my late 80's Candy Apple Red Telecaster with this black one and it really transformed the look for the better. The old white one was yellowed with age, and the black has a much more purposeful look. Fit was perfect, although worth checking out the Youtube videos to figure out the neck pickup connection. Do yourself a favor and hold off until you're ready to change the strings, as they really need to come off to fit. Based on some net wisdom, I would also recommend lightly sanding the back or using a dryer sheet. I did neither, but there was some noticeable buzzing from static when rubbing fingers over it at first, although that went away after about a week

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          1.0

          Surprisingly bad fit

          By brendanprout

          from San Diego, CA

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

            Cons

            • Difficult To Use
            • Not Functional
            • Poor Quality

            Best Uses

              Comments about Fender American Standard 8-Hole Telecaster Pickguard:

              I bought this genuine Fender pick guard because I didn't want to deal with aftermarket ones not fitting my 1984 Fender Tele correctly. I figured the extra cost would be good insurance for higher quality and a precise fit.

              Nope.

              The screw holes are in the right place, but the routing for the neck pocket is not. Rather than take the time to send it back and try again, I decided to break out my Dremel and fix it myself, but I'm sorely disappointed that an actual Fender product does not fit the Fender guitar it's intended for.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              American standard 8 hole tele pick guard

              By johnny

              from covina, CA

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Fender American Standard 8-Hole Telecaster Pickguard:

                  fit prefect on my hwy one tele looks good well made

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                  4.0

                  Not 100% satisfied.

                  By Northern Man

                  from Quebec, Canada

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Genuine Fender
                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

                  • Not Entirely Black

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Fender American Standard 8-Hole Telecaster Pickguard:

                    When I ordered this we,including customer service representative, tried to determine if this 3-ply pickguard was entirely black and believe this to be so. However the middle ply was white. I wanted an entirely black one so I do not have the look I really wanted for my new Telecaster.

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                    5.0

                    Fit Perfect!!

                    By Dane

                    from NJ

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                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

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                        Comments about Fender American Standard 8-Hole Telecaster Pickguard:

                        Original Fender pickguard that fits perfectly!!

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        The Essential Pickguard

                        By Concrete&Water

                        from Pennsylvania

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                        Pros

                        • Beautiful Look
                        • Easy to install
                        • Fits Mim Standard
                        • Good Quality
                        • Solid Craftmanship

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Add Aesthetic Value

                          Comments about Fender American Standard 8-Hole Telecaster Pickguard:

                          I bought this for my MIM Standard Tele in Midnight Wine. The black pickguard makes my guitar look one million times better. Installation was very easy (Be careful not to lose the rubber springs for your neck pickup). The pickguard is exactly the same as the stock one, except the colors are inverted. This one is black with a white middle. The product arrived absolutely flawless. Getting the protective film off was the hardest part!

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                          5.0

                          A whole new look for your Tele

                          By Bob

                          from Oceanside, CA

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                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Functional
                          • Good Quality

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Concerts

                            Comments about Fender American Standard 8-Hole Telecaster Pickguard:

                            Putting a black pick guard on my blonde Telecaster gives it a whole new look that I really like. It couldn't be easier to do. I suggest loosening the control plate while changing the pickguard. Don't forget to peel off the protective clear film during installation. This genuine Fender pick guard fits perfectly when completed. A great way to renew the looks of your Tele.

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                            5.0

                            excelent for my fender standard tele

                            By rmatarrita9

                            from san jose, cr

                            About Me Novice

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                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Good Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Fender American Standard 8-Hole Telecaster Pickguard:

                                I bought the fender standard tele last year from
                                http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/fender-standard-telecaster-electric-guitar/h76527 and wanted to give a different look. It feets perfect, took me like 15min or less to change it. It will afect the sound of the guitar, just the way it looks...

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