Electromatics

Electromatic 5441 Pickguard

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Hey.....I have an Electromatic 5441--Red Double Jet w/Bigsby. I like the guitar now that I put a bone nut on it, but I'm not crazy about the white MOPish pickguard........I'd rather have a silver one to match the pickup rings, or a clear one. Who makes 'em? What else fits? Thanks boys.
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Welcome to all things Gretsch! Glad to hear of another person dumping their plastic nut...POS. I think of the pickguard material as looking more mother-of-toilet-seat (MOTS) than Gretsch's "pearloid" and I also think your guitar would look better with either of your choices. If there isn't one available, get a hold of Paul Setzer, a regular contributor around here and he will make you anything you want. Quality is a good as it gets. Modify the shape if you want or add more stenciled work if you wish.

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Thanks for the info....And the welcome ! I was a member here once before, but I can't remember the sign-in info. Any way, this is my second foray into Gretsch...I owned a late 70s Super Chet for a while in the 90s....shoulda held onto that a little while longer, lol. I also Gretsch-I-fied my Godin Kingpin II with a Filtertron in the bridge. Works great! If Paul Setzer the pickgaurd guy reads this, please post some contact info so we can talk pickguards and such!

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Another SC guy, albeit the later version without the wider neck and gold border on the guard. You might appreciate mine - a '72 with the wider neck thinned down to Gibson's Gent's profile, new frets extended to the binding's edge, pickguard gutted and replaced with normal Gretsch knob/control array, and original handmade by Ray Butts in his home shop, pups.

I'm sure Paul or someone else with his contact info will be in touch soon.

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I wish I had held on to my SC, it was impressively minty.......I traded mine for a 1959 Magnatone Custom 280a (the Lonnie Mack Model) and some cash.....it was a good trade at the time, and I enjoyed the amp (also gone). Yours sounds real special, some guitars are just a labor of love.

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Hey twin, send me a pm. Thnx


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