This very nice Telecaster was enhanced by the addition of a Fernandes Sustainer and
Bigsby B5 tremolo.
The original pickguard and bridge plate are the starting point for new ones. On the right
paper templates for positioning and for sending to the pickguard manufacturer are made
In order to cover original routing and various holes, a large pickup ring was made out of the
original bridge plate, and a small plastic piece was fabricated from pickguard material to
cover holes between the Bigsby B5 and the new pickup ring.
On the left, all the parts have arrived and two custom routing templates have been made. On
the right, ciruit card, installed in custom pickguard, next to its cavity after copper and
carbon shielding is applied. Right:
Left: positioning of the Bigsby and the bridge must be precise. Right: original back with
damage to be covered.
Left: battery box covers the worst parts. Right and below: the finished project