Gibson ES-355 TruVintage pickguard celluloid tortoise w/ 5-ply aged binding
Brand new hand-made replacement pickguard for late 1950s – 1960s Gibson ES-355 ES-345 or equivalent semi-hollow body electric guitars. The TruVintage pickguard design captures the look of an original Gibson pickguard that has aged but is a brand-new product. It is made from 100% real celluloid tortoise shell with a rigid semi-translucent acrylic backing which allows more light to show through the celluloid and for added strength and stability. It has a 5-ply aged ivoroid/black/ivoroid/black/ivoroid binding around the edges except for pickup cut-outs. Hand-buffed glossy finish. There are no equivalent pickguards like this anywhere and they are a fraction of the cost of an original. Pickguard is design to fit Gibson’s higher-end semi-hollow body electrics with two PAF pickups and the cut-outs follow the outer edge of the pickup ring. Pickguard dimensions: 7 1/2” x 4” overall. Distance between PU rings should be 2 ¼” +/- 1/32”. Neck pickup cut-out width is 1 13/16” x ¾” deep. Please measure your guitar to be sure.
All pictures shown are representative of the pickguard you will receive. There will be variations in the tortoise shell pattern from one pickguard to another as each one is unique.
Note: Holes for mounting are not drilled in pickguard since exact location will vary from guitar to guitar and model to model.