- Jan 28, 2013
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Part of the problem I found with the aftermarket guards, was the holes wouldn't line up perfectly. It would dry for great, but holes were slightly off. Drove me nuts
Where did you buy them? I wouldn't trust random sellers on Ebay, they're often just generic "SG style" pickguards that would be lucky to fit any specific model. A legit pickguard maker like MojoAxe or PickguardHeaven will have already created a template from a real '61 Reissue pickguard, and Gibson does not allow enough variation in their pickguards that it would not fit another '61 RI.
And what a difference it makes! Those are the exact mods I would have done. Except maybe change the Kidney buttons to metal Keystones.