GibsonL-48 PickguardianArchtop guitars are beautiful instruments. You might wonder why bound custom archtop pickguards are so expensive. Solid 1/8″ celluloid nitrate plastic is extremely hard to find and expensive and the process is very labor intensive.

Pickguardian bound guards are hand-cut, bound and polished one at a time, which is very labor-intensive, but with lower material cost options, Pickguardian can offer custom bound archtop pickguards for as little as $175.

Of course, standard Solid 1/8″ Nitro-Celluloid Tortoise and other materials are available. Deluxe bound guards are available for most solidbody instruments as well.

Keep in mind that the color, darkness and pattern of modern Tortoise material can vary quite a bit. The photos shown here may not look exactly like the material we currently have in stock.

Since each of these guards is a custom project, please contact Pickguardian for exact project pricing. We cannot accept returns on these projects due to the time, expense and custom-nature of them.

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