Gibson L-5CES TruVintage pickguard celluloid tortoise w/ 5-ply aged binding


Brand new hand-made replacement pickguard for c1961 or after Gibson L-5CES, L-5CESN and the Super 400CES as well other archtop electric guitars. Fox Guitars’ TruVintage replacement pickguards very accurately reproduce the look of an aged original Gibson pickguard. They are 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. Also come with black reinforcing strip on the back along the straight side, just like a factory pickguard. It will fit the L-5CES or Super 400CES with two PAF pickups spaced 4 3/4” apart by measuring the distance between the pickup height adjustment screws. 

Highest quality and most accurate reproduction pickguard available anywhere.

Note: Holes for mounting are not drilled in pickguard since exact location will vary from guitar to guitar and model to model. 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.

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This is a custom order item and will require an additional  7-10 days lead time.

Price: $299.00