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1965-1971 EB-2D

1968 Gibson EB2D bass pickguard

1965-1971, as used on EB2D basses with the late sixties (slightly narrower) pickup cover.

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1965-1969 EB-0

1969 Gibson EB0 bass pickguard

1965-1969, as used on EB0 basses with the late sixties (slightly narrower) pickup cover. In shape it is identical to the EB3 scratchplate of the same period, however the EB0 guard is three-ply, black/white/black with an approximate thickness of 1.7mm. (c.f. late sixties EB3 below). Note the lack of revealed edge where the guard touches the neck and pickup.

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1965-1969 EB-3

1969 Gibson EB3 bass pickguard

1965-1969, as used on EB3 basses with the late sixties (slightly narrower) pickup cover. In shape it is identical to the EB0 scratchplate of the same period, however the EB3 guard is five-ply, black/white/black/white/black with an approximate thickness of 2.8mm. (c.f. late sixties EB0 above). Note the lack of revealed edge where the guard touches the neck and pickup.

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1970-1971 EB-0 (slotted headstock models)

1970 Gibson EB0 bass pickguard

1970-1971, as used on split-headstock EB0 basses with the plastic pickup surround. In shape it is identical to the EB3 scratchplate of the same period, however the EB0 guard is three-ply, black/white/black with an approximate thickness of 1.7mm. (c.f. early seventies EB3 below). Note the lack of revealed edge where the guard touches the neck and plastic pickup mount.

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please read printing notes below


1970-1971 EB-3 (slotted headstock models)

1969 Gibson EB3 bass pickguard

1970-1971, as used on split-headstock EB3 basses with the plastic pickup surround. In shape it is identical to the EB0 scratchplate of the same period, however the EB3 guard is five-ply, black/white/black/white/black with an approximate thickness of 2.8mm. (c.f. early seventies EB0 above). Note the lack of revealed edge where the guard touches the neck and plastic pickup mount.

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please read printing notes below


G-3 bass

1976 Gibson G3 bass pickguard

The Gibson G3 scratchplate did not change over the course of production: five-ply, black/white/black/white/black with an approximate thickness of 3.0mm.

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RD Artist

Gibson RD Artist bass pickguard

The Gibson RD Artist scratchplate did not change over the course of production: five-ply, black/white/black/white/black with an approximate thickness of 3.0mm.

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RD Standard

Gibson RD Standard bass pickguard

The Gibson RD Standard scratchplate did not change over the course of production: five-ply, black/white/black/white/black with an approximate thickness of 3.0mm.

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Please read before printing out the templates

  • The template images on this site are designed to print at the correct size without any modification. They are traced on 5mm square paper, to facilitate accurate reproduction. Make sure that the background squares are indeed 5mm wide before making your pickguard. Some printers may scale the image which will obviously give you an incorrectly sized guard. Check any printing options for settings that prevent this.
  • Screw-holes can vary from instrument to instrument, so it is generally best to cut out your paper template, then lay it over your bass. If the screw holes do not line up, you can then easily mark new ones on your template.
  • Watch out for perpendicular and revealed (bevelled) edges. Most guards only have the bevelled edge where they are NOT up against the neck, pickup or pickup mounting ring.


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There are 2 comments on this article so far. Add your comment
sean Comment left 9th January 2013 08:08:43
iam looking for a pickguard for a 77 gibson "the grabber" i prefer to keep this bass as original as possible.
Omar Landa Comment left 23rd August 2013 16:04:18
Hello I have a Restoration project, My idea is give it new life to a Gibson SG Bass 1970 - 1971, I want to know if you have the hardware for this bass because I only have the wood. Thank you. I found this list of parts, I hope you can help me. Regards Bridge 80035 Tune-O-matic assembly Anchor 10904 Stud 10937 Hex screw 10556 Saddle screw 10561 Delrin insert (saddle) 10514 (treble side) 10515 (bass side) Machine heads 82536 14548 - treble side 14547 - bass side Kluson 538, chrome - complete assembly Machine heads (split headstock) 82535 14747 - treble side 14746 - bass side Schaller M-4-C - complete assembly Machine heads 82534 14572 - treble side 14571 - bass side Schaller M-4 - complete assembly Fingerrest 82025/12383 Complete assembly/fingerrest only Handrest 80037/19410 Chrome - complete assembly/handrest only Truss rod cover (EB3) 80531/19095 Scripted - complete assembly/cover only Truss rod cover (EB3L) 80532/19086 Scripted - complete assembly/cover only Pickup & control assembly ( Complete) 81022 Control assembly (Complete) 13775 Front pickup 13559 With cover and mounting ring Coil only 13517 Cover only 70577 Mounting ring only 13865 Back pickup 13533 With cover and mounting ring Cover only 13912 Mounting ring only 13864 Control pot - volume 70027 3 required Control pot - tone 70021 1 required Knob - volume 19232 Knob - tone 19231 Dial pointers 15758 3/8-32 hex nut 15401 Nickel plated 3/8" flat washer 15755 Nickel plated Switch plate 19305 Knob 19221 Chicken head part3a.jpg part3a.jpg 108 kb Ver Compartir Descargar

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