Bakelite Snake Head Pickguards

Bakelite Snakehead prototype pickguards

I had a request to make one of these so made a few whilst I was at it!

Bakelite Snakehead prototype pickguards

Bakelite Snakehead prototype pickguards

These pickguards are made from “Bakelite” sheet and lacquered in clear gloss nitrocellulose .

They’re made to fit replicas of Leo Fender’s 1949 “Snake head” prototype that he used to take around to clubs for artist to try. It is from this guitar that the Telecaster was developed.

11 Comments on “Bakelite Snake Head Pickguards”

  1. Hi,
    I understand you won’t make any more of these beauties.
    But if you have a template, would you share it, so I can try to make one?
    Thank you!

  2. The pickguard arrived yesterday. Perfectly!
    I would like to say how much I apreciated your very good work and kindness!
    Thank you very, very much!

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