Hi Folks! This is Gary Glaesemann from GaryG's Guitars; I just wanted to pop in and let you know I'm amassing a pretty respectable collection of pickguard and back-plate templates for Epiphone and Gibson SG's, Melody Makers etc. and everything we list is in stock-ready to ship immediately. We...
I thought SGJ's came from the factory without pick guards. My guess is any small SG pjickguard would fit as long as the pickups are spaced the same. There is an SGJ on Reverb that someone put an aftermarket pjickguard on.
that outfit will be able to make a P/G for just about any guitar.
But... I suggest you think very carefully before incontinently drilling holes in your
prized SG. The guitar was designed with no P/G... maybe it doesn't need one.
The way you know is this: (ask yourself)
How hard do you hit the strings?
How heavy of a pick do you use?
Is the guitar top in danger of getting scarred up by picking?
If you use a thin pick (as I do: .50mm) maybe you don't need a P/G.
If you don't hit the instrument too hard, maybe you don't need a P/G...
You can take it from here. Maybe you do need something to protect your guitar
from heavy hitting... maybe you don't.
Personally, I don't like plastic things.... especially if they cost a lot.
I prefer the good looking wood that Gibson gave you.
I own two SG's... and I have replaced both of their pick guards with beautiful wood.
One SG has a walnut large P/G, and one SG has an Ebony small P/G.
I carved each of them using a Dremel tool. I finished each of them with Tung Oil...
The beauty of using Tung Oil is that if you scratch the P/G with your pick
you can sand it down with some 600 grit paper and rub on some more Tung Oil and the
scratches disappear. Hard to beat.