Pro-Steel Pickguards

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The guards are having a revolution!

Yes we did it !! High grade chrome content stainless steel pickguards, for you and your best guitars, to stand out and bleed style!

Some of us want better than a plastic face on our guitars.
Maybe, like me, you found an aluminium guard too dull, and the traditional option of chrome plated brass too heavy.

After much research & sound testing, we have the ultimate pickguard for you.

It's a great result: They look killer, does not alter tone, ads to resonance, and beats down noise like a champ.

Keeping with our vintage tone materials... wood and steel have both been used in electric guitar parts construction for over 60 years. They are both tone resonant materials used together in many other different instruments.

Plastic does not resonate very well at all, and rarely do we see any other serious stringed instruments with a plastic part.

In my past 28 years with guitars, I have learned also high price factory made guitars need personal optimizations, and upgrades.
These guards are the result of one obvious improvement. A good looking, timeless alternative to plastic, for guitarists passionate about their instrument.

Fender, long ago, originally made guitars with metal guards, as they reduced the single coil noise, and transferred resonance well. But plastic was easier to apply in production, could be different colors, was cheaper and cut costs.
Currently Fender stock just a few USA or Custom Shop guitars with aluminium or metal chrome pickguards, and a few with Plastic Mirror guards.

There's also the hybrid steel rock guitars from Trussart Custom Guitars at the high end market.
These are snapped up by big profile players worldwide.

So it's Down Under in the Bunker I experimented. And found the best results using a non-magnetic, specialized stainless steel, which will not corrode.
* After time I've discovered these guards are still clean and no marks of corrosion after 5 years by the sea.
This outlasted the guitar manufacturer's original metal hardware on the same guitars which has shown signs of corrosion and pitting on their chrome.

Originally I begun designing steel guards for my own guitar collection.
Then while out playing, others would ask about my pickguard. What next?
The Revolution of the Guards had to begin.
So I designed some superb smokin' guards for their favourite stage guitars.
Blame my guitar buddies for all this!

But they are right, it certainly adds attitude value to a guitar.

All Veterans of Vintage Tone - fear nothing, I am one also!
After many A/B Tone tests between plastic and these steel guards, what I heard was of no discernible difference tonally, a better focus under tube distortion, and lower noise on single coil pickups.

But there's a bonus.. .
Other players have said when using their guitars with these guards, the pickup circuitry has become quieter, and also cuts down electro noise at higher volumes.

And they are absolutely right. These steel guards also work like a noise shield.

Gradually new models will be added to the collection, for all your tastes.
* Many players are requesting guards not yet available in this collection, and that's great.
So please feel welcome to email me. I want to know what your guitars want.

These pickguards are designed and manufactured with mojo love at Gold Coast, Australia.
Any questions or guard requests, please shoot me an email, link at top left of page.

Enjoy, and stay tuned.
... Johnny.