Results 1 to 12 of 12

Thread: Who Makes Pick Guards These Days?

  1. #1

    Default Who Makes Pick Guards These Days?

    I know they aren't super popular anymore, but I like them. I'd like to get a full size A pick guard for my mandolin. I was going to get it from Hill Country Strings but Doug is retiring. I would like to get one in imitation tortoise shell, or in a red or blond wood to match my mandolin or its accouterments, full three inch A style pick guard. Where can I find one?

  2. #2

    Default Re: Who Makes Pick Guards These Days?

    Give Doug a call or email him. He may have some inventory left, if not I think The Mandolin Store has some. What are you putting it on?

  3. #3

    Default Re: Who Makes Pick Guards These Days?

    Quote Originally Posted by Torpedotom View Post
    What are you putting it on?
    The KM-272. Just thinking of upgrading the black ABS one it comes with.

  4. #4
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    923

    Default Re: Who Makes Pick Guards These Days?

    I ordered mine from Lynn Dudenbostel...

  5. #5
    Eternal Beginner Seamus B's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Leicester, UK
    Posts
    108

    Default Re: Who Makes Pick Guards These Days?

    Doug has non-custom guards if you look on his site.

    http://hillcountrystringworks.com/pickguard2.html

    Look for the Buy Now button!
    Eastman MD305 - set-up by Simon Mayor.

  6. #6
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Location
    Boulder, CO
    Posts
    520

    Default Re: Who Makes Pick Guards These Days?

    Cumberland Acoustics also makes them.

  7. #7
    Lurkist dhergert's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Blue Zone, California
    Posts
    871

    Default Re: Who Makes Pick Guards These Days?

    I got one from Fox Guitars. Well made, nice price.

    NFI
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Scoop-Pickguard.jpg 
Views:	9 
Size:	95.5 KB 
ID:	164722  
    Last edited by dhergert; Feb-07-2018 at 2:48pm.
    -- Don

    "It is a lot more fun to make music than it is to argue about it."

    2002
    Gibson F-9
    2016 "$199.00 solid F style" MKLFSTB
    1975 Suzuki taterbug
    (plus a large assortment of banjos, dobros, guitars, basses and other noisemakers)

  8. #8
    Orrig Onion HonketyHank's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Location
    Beaverton, OR, USA
    Posts
    1,013

    Default Re: Who Makes Pick Guards These Days?

    And you can make your own:
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_1269.JPG 
Views:	30 
Size:	1.68 MB 
ID:	164726
    New to mando? Click this link -->Newbies to join us at the Newbies Social Group.

    Just send an email to rob.meldrum@gmail.com with "mandolin setup" in the subject line and he will email you a copy of his ebook for free (free to all mandolincafe members).

  9. #9

    Default Re: Who Makes Pick Guards These Days?

    How are those 'abbreviated' ones secured to the instrument?

  10. #10
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    High Peak - UK
    Posts
    2,227

    Default Re: Who Makes Pick Guards These Days?

    The ones on my Kimbles are secured with a pin and a screw. The one on my GBOM (following the advice given to me by Austin Clark) is held on by the simple friction of two pins. I suppose I couls just pull it off but I've never tried.

    Anyone in the UK looking for a pickguard builder might like to look here - http://www.jacksinstrumentservices.c...e-cutting.html - no personal experience; only found the website earlier today. I assume he can make them for mandolin. Don't know if Ivan knows him; he's just down the road from him.

  11. The following members say thank you to Ray(T) for this post:


  12. #11
    Registered User Andrew Faltesek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
    Posts
    206

    Default Re: Who Makes Pick Guards These Days?

    Quote Originally Posted by HonketyHank View Post
    And you can make your own:
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_1269.JPG 
Views:	30 
Size:	1.68 MB 
ID:	164726
    I'm with you on this one. You can source pickguard material of your choice and make your own exactly as you want; the tools required for fabrication are basic.

  13. #12
    Orrig Onion HonketyHank's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Location
    Beaverton, OR, USA
    Posts
    1,013

    Default Re: Who Makes Pick Guards These Days?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bluebird_12 View Post
    How are those 'abbreviated' ones secured to the instrument?
    Two smooth pins. Friction holds them very securely. If not, you just bend one of the pins slightly. Then it will.
    New to mando? Click this link -->Newbies to join us at the Newbies Social Group.

    Just send an email to rob.meldrum@gmail.com with "mandolin setup" in the subject line and he will email you a copy of his ebook for free (free to all mandolincafe members).

  14. The following members say thank you to HonketyHank for this post:


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •