GOLD PAUA Abalone strat pickguard (real and genuine New Zealand PAUA Abalone, NO plastic imitation, the material most jewelers use;

Somewhat lighter than green abalone and more uniform. It shines beautifully in predominantly gold hues.

Price €140,00 for standard strat pickguard alone with all cutouts.


Price €170,00 (if ordered together)for complete set of pickguard, 3 pickup covers and three knobs all covered in matching gold abalone.

The real thing, New Zealand Paua, all natural rainbow colors and exotic shapes. The classic abalone used for jewelry and fine inlays.  Looks very good on white, cream, black, blue, tobacco burst and red strats. Adds fine contrast but with an artistic effect and not that “cheap” plastic look that you get on standard white or black pickguards.


Every pickguard is unique and will vary from this picture somewhat but the overall color is the same. Since this material is extremely rare, it may take a few weeks for me to get a hold of some. The wait is really worth your while though and you will not be disappointed!

If you are unsure which color looks the best on your guitar then please contact me on:

Specs. – Standard vintage strat specs, shape and size.

All screw holes vintage standard strat OR send me your pickguard or a printout thereof  and I will fit the screw holes accordingly  for no additional costs.

Either standard 3 single coil pickup cut-outs OR any other pickup configuration according to customer wishes(humbucker or mini-humbucker etc.) at no extra cost. Just allow a bit more time for me to do the custom work.

I can wire your completed pickguard with the Fingertips Switching (normally only available on my completed guitars) 12 Sounds altogether – 7 new exciting sounds not possible with the five way switch. SPECIAL OFFER- add only €100,00! You must send me your pickups or pickguard

All pickguards are made by me personally and all by hand! Laminated in three to four very thin layers and then lacquered. Don´t expect perfectly machined pickguards because I am not a machine and I drill, grind and cut by hand! Because of this very brittle and fragile material, it is not possible to mass produce these pickguards. You are getting a fine hand crafted part that you will grow to love with time and it will last the life of your guitar.

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