Gibson L48 Repro Guard Fits Most Small and Medium Bodied Archtop Guitars. No Modifications to the instrument needed. "Plug In and Play" Capability. Video Review With Sound Clip Available Upon Request.
Hundreds Made For Satisfied Customers. What You See Is What You Get. 9/16 CLEARANCE REQUIRED BETWEEN TOP AND STRINGS WHEN STRINGS ARE FRETTED DOWN AT THE 12TH FRET OR STRINGS WILL NOT RING PROPERLY. Guitar shown is a Kay Archtop from 1950s/60s with guard mounted. Link to video review done by Kevin Koa AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.Available in 3 ply tortoiseshell acrylic (t/black/white), black/white/black, or some pearloids. BLACK AND WHITE PEARLOID IN STOCK AT PRESENT. Bracket is custom angled bracket and guard is supplied UNDRILLED. This will electrify your archtop without drilling holes in the top. Jack can be supplied mounted to the guard at no extra charge.
Steve Use this on your Website if you wish: At 67 years old, and a serious guitarist and life long student of guitar - for over 56 years, This Company is absolutely refreshing. The individual attention given to the customer was exceptional and helped hone down the many possibilities to a practical and even glamorous choice. These people are the best. The guitar is presently in the shop for a fret job and to have the bridge shaved for a lower action (will move to chrome or nickel flat wounds).It is hard waiting for its return to be fully assembled. Fantastic Job Steve and co-workers. Incidentally, It is not at all uncommon to see scientist and mathematicians have a great passion for classical and jazz guitar, so.... I remain, Sincerely yours, Richard Ben Borgens, Professor of Neurology, Purdue University, W. You need to drill 2 holes in the pickguard, one for the bracket and one for the top part. Top hole is about 1/8 inch down from top on straight side and about 1/8 inch in from straight side of guard. Put the bracket against the "waist" of the guitar where it curves in the middle and mark for hole jut below the binding or about 1/4 to 3/8 down from the top. Use 1/16 or 3/32 inch drill bit.
Put longer screw into the body there (on the treble side of the guitar) and mark a line on the guard which goes in the middle of the slot in the bracket. Make a cross in the middle of the hole so that you can move the bracket and guard back and forth when fitting the guard to the top. Remove the bracket from the body and drill a hole in the guard where the crossed lines are. Secure the guard to the bracket using the nut and bolt supplied. You will need to use a 1/8 inch bit or slightly larger so that the bolt fits through the guard.Make the nut and bolt snug but not super tight and put the guard on the body. Line up the bracket with the hole in the side of the guitar and adjust the guard so that it sits straight along the edge of the fingerboard. Put a felt pad under the top of the guard near the hole first, sticky side up and not blocking the hole. Secure the top screw and make sure that the straight edge lines up with the fingerboard on the left. Secure the long screw into the side of the body. Tighten the nut and bolt. You may have to bend the bracket slightly to make the angle correct.
Leave the tape on top of the guard until you are finished and then peel it off and the clear plastic underneath when the guard is on the guitar and lined up to your liking. Center guard between top of body and bridge so it sits where you like it. I sent photo of closest thing I could find to your guitar. Guard should be raised off the top using spacer and felt pads so that it is comfortable when you play it.
Make sure you "charge up" capacitor by plugging unit into amp and strumming at full volume until you get proper sound and tone control works. Be sure that unit works before installing and that no terminals or bare wires are touching shielding on back of guard. NEVER HOOK UP AMP AND PA ON DIFFERENT CIRCUITS AND MAKE SURE THAT THE POLARITY IS THE SAME. THIS MEANS MIKE AND GUITAR HAVE TO BE ON THE SAME CIRCUIT SO YOU DON'T CREATE POTENTIAL FOR SHOCK.Use felt pads near top mounting screw and at bottom near volume control. Guard should sit under the strings so your strumming hand is comfortable. The item "Gibson L48 Replica Pickguard withPickup, Controls, Jack, Hardware No Mods Needed! New" is in sale since Thursday, June 29, 2017. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Parts & Accessories\Guitar Parts\Pickguards".
The seller is "patboat11" and is located in Huntington Station, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.