Why can't I like 8-Hole Single Ply Pickguards?

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by rlongnt, Sep 13, 2021.

  1. Doc538

    Doc538 Strat-Talker

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    If one ply is good, 3 plies is better, then 6 plies will be the ultimate Squire guard, as we all know from the pandemic, the more plys the better and here I am being a recycler by posting a RE-PLY
     
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  2. Slacker G

    Slacker G Strat-O-Master

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    I prefer 8 hole pickguards. I fill the extra 3 screw holes in the 11 hole pickguard with plastic tooth picks. As far as 3 play: I have a friend who is a carpenter and I get him to plane off the unnecessary two layers. That makes the guitar lighter and the tone without the extra screws and layers of pickguard plastic is simply amazing. My strings even last 5 times as long now.
     
  3. ThreeChordWonder

    ThreeChordWonder Senior Stratmaster

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    Make sure you use Eric you-know-who signature pickguard screws though. They make all the difference.

    Oh and if you mix left handed and right handed screws they're hum canceling as well.
     
  4. fattboyzz

    fattboyzz Senior Stratmaster

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    8 hole ftw . Classic look ;)
     
  5. Pablof430

    Pablof430 New Member!

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    I prefer single ply on Tele's like my Highway 1 Texas Tele (5 hole) but prefer 3 ply on Strats like my Am Std. Each to their own I guess.