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#1 chrisanthony1211

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Posted 13 March 2017 - 09:44 PM

My Spitfire Precision pickguard arrived today, its a speckled 60s burgandy with a light relic and looks rather splendid. My idea was to alternate every few months between the original mint and the Spitfire tort on my 64 Precision, but I think the original may be spending quite a while screwed to a piece of ply!

Mark individually makes these to order, and whilst a little expensive, they are beautifully crafted and look amazing. It took him about a week to make and fits like a glove, he kept me well informed about his progress and sent me some photos through when finished.

The only down side is the UK import tax from the US which seems a little on the high side!


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And here she is compared to a Fender Pure vintage 63 Tort

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And here she is with the original mint guard.

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Edited by chrisanthony1211, 07 April 2017 - 09:49 PM.

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Posted 13 March 2017 - 10:01 PM

That's yummy. Where from? How much?
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Posted 13 March 2017 - 10:16 PM

View PostRaslee, on 13 March 2017 - 10:01 PM, said:

That's yummy. Where from? How much?

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 08:06 AM

Lovely bass.

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 11:21 AM

I was expecting a GB Spitfire with a tort guard! Looks nice though.
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Posted 15 March 2017 - 01:49 PM

Ha, maybe a should rename the thread!
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Posted 15 March 2017 - 02:10 PM

Looks really amazing Chris, nice variant choice too :)

I'm sure you have already, but just in case..... is that original guard screwed into some wood right now? They can shrink very, very quickly indeed.

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 02:26 PM

View PostChiliwailer, on 15 March 2017 - 02:10 PM, said:

Looks really amazing Chris, nice variant choice too :)

I'm sure you have already, but just in case..... is that original guard screwed into some wood right now? They can shrink very, very quickly indeed.

Yes, she's nicely screwed down to a good piece of ply

Edited by chrisanthony1211, 15 March 2017 - 02:26 PM.

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 06:21 PM

I really like the angle of cut on the edge bevel (if you know what I mean) so many of the aftermarket guards just don't show enough of the white under ply, I love the look of those original basses with the tort guards with that distinct white edge
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Posted 15 March 2017 - 07:04 PM

That looks great, really suits the bass well.
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Posted 19 March 2017 - 07:14 PM

View PostRoger2611, on 15 March 2017 - 06:21 PM, said:

I really like the angle of cut on the edge bevel (if you know what I mean) so many of the aftermarket guards just don't show enough of the white under ply, I love the look of those original basses with the tort guards with that distinct white edge

I'd not noticed until you said, but yes it is a very "deep" angled cut, far deeper than the Fender reissue.
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