[Upgrade] Switched Out My Strat's Pickguard

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I decided to switch out the pick guard on my Strat. It has a Gilmour switch installed, so there'll be just a bit of drilling needed on the new pick guard.


Gonna replace the old scratched up pickguard with a shiny new pearloid one.

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Old pickguard, with Gilmour switch.

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Detatched, and what's on the back.

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The guts

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Drilled a hole for the Gilmour switch. The painter's tape helps keep burrs from forming - no need to sand the hole!

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It fits perfectly! Had to ream it a few times, because I didn't have the right sized bit.

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Guts put back in place.

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Lookin' good!

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Strings attached.
Adjust action - check!
Adjust pickup height - check!
Adjust intonation - check!

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Here's the video I followed to do the replacement:

 
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