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chrisanthony1211

New Spitfire Pickguard on my 64 Precision..!

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My Spitfire Precision pickguard arrived today, its a speckled 60s burgandy with a light relic and looks rather splendid. My idea was to alternate every few months between the original mint and the Spitfire tort on my 64 Precision, but I think the original may be spending quite a while screwed to a piece of ply!

Mark individually makes these to order, and whilst a little expensive, they are beautifully crafted and look amazing. It took him about a week to make and fits like a glove, he kept me well informed about his progress and sent me some photos through when finished.

The only down side is the UK import tax from the US which seems a little on the high side!


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And here she is compared to a Fender Pure vintage 63 Tort

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And here she is with the original mint guard.

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[quote name='Raslee' timestamp='1489442491' post='3257067']
That's yummy. Where from? How much?
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Google is your friend - https://spitfiretortoiseshellpickguards.wordpress.com

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Looks really amazing Chris, nice variant choice too :)

I'm sure you have already, but just in case..... is that original guard screwed into some wood right now? They can shrink very, very quickly indeed.

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[quote name='Chiliwailer' timestamp='1489587022' post='3258173']
Looks really amazing Chris, nice variant choice too :)

I'm sure you have already, but just in case..... is that original guard screwed into some wood right now? They can shrink very, very quickly indeed.
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Yes, she's nicely screwed down to a good piece of ply Edited by chrisanthony1211

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I really like the angle of cut on the edge bevel (if you know what I mean) so many of the aftermarket guards just don't show enough of the white under ply, I love the look of those original basses with the tort guards with that distinct white edge

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[quote name='Roger2611' timestamp='1489602079' post='3258326']
I really like the angle of cut on the edge bevel (if you know what I mean) so many of the aftermarket guards just don't show enough of the white under ply, I love the look of those original basses with the tort guards with that distinct white edge
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I'd not noticed until you said, but yes it is a very "deep" angled cut, far deeper than the Fender reissue.

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