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Musician's Gear 3 Single-Coil Pickguard  Black

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      Musician's Gear3 Single-Coil Pickguard
       
      4.3

      (based on 59 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (36)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (12)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (4)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (4)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (3)

      100%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Good quality (12)
      • Functional (8)
      • Easy to use (7)

      Cons

      No Cons

      Best Uses

      • Back-up (3)
      • Concerts (3)
      • Practicing (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (9), Professional musician (4)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great Deal!

      The only strat part I needed to complete my project (Squier strat body) was a 3-Ply black pickguard. I checked everywhere online, and couldn't find one that was inexpensive (shipping usually...Read complete review

      The only strat part I needed to complete my project (Squier strat body) was a 3-Ply black pickguard. I checked everywhere online, and couldn't find one that was inexpensive (shipping usually killed it). A few cheaper ones I found were sold and shipped directly from China and I didn't feel like waiting 10-15 days. I stumbled upon this and decided I had nothing to lose at the price (free shipping too).

      The new pickguard had a tiny bit of a factory smear of some kind (about a 1/2" light hazing on the front) on it that wouldn't come off (not very noticeable), but my overall expectations were exceeded. The hole fit was spot on (not very common when changing out pickguards) with the exception of 1 hole, which was an easy adjustment to make.

      There's no real discernible difference with this one vs. other more expensive branded ones to my eyes. If you need an inexpensive and good pickguard quick, look no further.
      It's an aftermarket SSS pickguard for a strat, nothing more or less.
      The quality is much better than what I expected for something so inexpensive. Mounting hole placement was a surprising 10 out of 11, pot holes are larger 3/8" (CTS pots, etc) as opposed to the smaller 1/4" holes most import pickguards come with (I usually need to drill them out myself to fit CTS pots).
      Excellent value (especially with free shipping). Looks identical to the brand name ones that sell for 2-3 times the price.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      BE WARNED...

      Here's the problem. Everyone gets this pickguard, slaps it on and just marvels at how good/renewed/ampd it makes you axe look. BUT, if you wait a few months THEN you'll note...Read complete review

      Here's the problem. Everyone gets this pickguard, slaps it on and just marvels at how good/renewed/ampd it makes you axe look. BUT, if you wait a few months THEN you'll note that these pickguards start to fade or yellow drastically. A year into buying and installing the white pearloid and a plain white pickguard I can tell you these have yellowed out beyond normal. Fine if your going for a vintage look, but in the case of the white pearloid guard, I expected and wanted it to retain it's initial luster for some time. Now it looks like "vanilla piss" pearloid.

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      5.0

      I would buy this product again. great price

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      from Columbus ms

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Musician's Gear 3 Single-Coil Pickguard:

          Easily fit on my strat. Looks good too.

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          5.0

          It fits

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          from RI

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Musician's Gear 3 Single-Coil Pickguard:

              Fit great and looks good too!

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              4.0

              A really nice, inexpensive upgrade for a Squier Strat

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              from Beverly Hills, MI

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Cosmetic Improvement

                Comments about Musician's Gear 3 Single-Coil Pickguard:

                At at entry-level price, a Squier Stratocaster is likely to show some of its cost-cutting measures. In this case, it was the stock white pickguard that was easily scratched and cosmetically uninspired. So, I replaced it with a black pearloid, triple laminated pickguard. The whole swap took a screwdriver and maybe twenty minutes, and it improved the look immensely. But, buyer beware: some "standard" replacement pickguards will not be a perfect match for a Squier. In this case, the standard 11-screw configuration required me to drill one hole in order to assure a perfect match. Be careful when ordering and be prepared to make modifications if necessary. If yours is an expensive guitar, consider leaving this job to a trusted professional.

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                5.0

                Great choice for a clssic Strat sound

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                from Rhode Island

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

                • Good Quality
                • Improves Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Musician's Gear 3 Single-Coil Pickguard:

                    I had an old Ibanez Blazer (Strat. copy) guitar with a smashed pick guard sitting in my basement for 25 years that I wanted to restore. I wanted a classic Stratocaster sound. The Lace Sensor Gold wired pick guard was a perfect choice. You can hear what it sounds like on the Lace website. Great quality. I knew how to install it,but I recommend that a novice find someone to install it for them. Installation instruction are included, but not intended for a beginner.

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                    5.0

                    High quality

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                    from Schenectady, NY

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                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Functional
                    • Good Quality
                    • Great Up Grade

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Up Grade Or Change

                      Comments about Musician's Gear 3 Single-Coil Pickguard:

                      great price,and quality

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                      5.0

                      Really nice looking

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                      from Galena, Illinois

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                      Pros

                      • Functional

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Concerts
                        • Practicing

                        Comments about Musician's Gear 3 Single-Coil Pickguard:

                        One day I went into a gig, and some teen said to me... "another strat?" IT was the classic black on white pick guard. That kind a bothered me. Is it so obvious? Yet, the kid asked me if he could try it out. (He was novice and was borrowing someone else's guitar. He didn't own a guitar of his won.) I showed the unique features that a strat had to offer and when he did by his guitar... it was a classic black and white. Eventually I got tired of the look and bought the black pearl, with black pick up cover and knobs. It gives it fancier look. Everyone I meet likes the combination. I play electric in church and though it is more excepted in modern church music, you still get those people who see an electric guitar and complain. Yet, pearl pick guard seems to be more acceptable for I don't get that many complaints. It's a good look for a toned down audience like church members who look for softer music, yet, can definitely stand up as hard axe... So, I would recommend it for the artistic look that it brings to your guitar, so you don't have to find a subdued looking guitar just for softer music, then take another out for harder rock...

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                        5.0

                        Good Quality

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Good Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Musician's Gear 3 Single-Coil Pickguard:

                            Got in white. Perfect fit and good quality. Good price too.

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                            4.0

                            Darker Black than Shown in Picture

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                            from Fort Collins, CO

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                            Pros

                            • Fit well
                            • Good Quality

                            Cons

                            • Darker Than Represented

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Musician's Gear 3 Single-Coil Pickguard:

                              This pickguard was great for the price. Shipped quickly. Good quality. Unfortunately, it is blacker than represented in the online picture which is more silver. Not quite the look I was going for, but now that I have it installed I'm keeping it.

                              BTW, I installed on a '92 Peavey Predator. It was snug getting it under the neck, but eventually managed it. Since the Peavey was originally 8 holes and not all the holes lined up, I ended up drilling 5 new holes to make it fit. Not a big deal.

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                              5.0

                              First-Time Customer Is Very Pleased

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                              from Blue Hill, Maine

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                              Pros

                              • Good Quality
                              • Good Quality Product
                              • Quick Free Shipping

                              Cons

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                                  Comments about Musician's Gear 3 Single-Coil Pickguard:

                                  I bought the pick guard and control knobs based on the low-cost, but was impressed with how quickly they shipped and were well-packaged- for free. Finally, the quality was excellent and everything fit perfectly. All just as pictured. My Stratocaster looks much nicer, and perhaps just my imagination- sounds better. Thanks.

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                                  4.0

                                  Nice looking, hard to install

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                                  from Nashville, TN

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                                  Pros

                                  • Good Quality

                                  Cons

                                  • Difficult To Use

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Backup
                                  • Concerts
                                  • Practicing

                                  Comments about Musician's Gear 3 Single-Coil Pickguard:

                                  This pick guard looks great on my black strat, I replaced the factory white one. But, it was hard to install, pickups and the tone switch dropped into the body and it was hard to get screws back in.

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