Pickguard for Gibson Vintage, Historic, or USA Les Paul • Absolute Vintage Collection • Five-Ply Black
We took the shape from an original 1957 guard and incorporated screw-hole placement and pickup spacing to fit today's USA and Historic Les Pauls!
One characteristic of vintage Les Paul Customs was the wide bevel of their pickguards. Reminiscent of the bound guards of classic jazz guitars, the wide bevel added an extra touch of elegance to an already beautiful instrument. Today's stock five-ply guards have a much narrower bevel. Take your Les Paul to the next level with our handcrafted, wide-bevel guard.
Available in our NOS or LIX Patina finishes.
NOS - No intentional aging. A few light marks may be present that reflect the handcrafted nature of our parts.
LIX Patina - LIX is the Roman numeral for 59. These parts are lightly aged to look and feel like well-loved parts from that era.
We make them to fit Gibson USA or Historic Les Pauls. Choose your model from the list at the top of this description.
Please note that Custom Shop Standards (such as the R7 Goldtop) do not have the same spacing and hole placement as the Custom models (B7 Black Beauty). Gibson Custom production models (not reissues) usually have the same spacing as USA models. The Historic Standard model fits reissues made since 2009.
The thickness of each ply in the material can vary from one sheet to the next. Some guards will have thicker black (or white) lines in the bevel depending on the batch.