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“Dear Sir,
A few months ago I placed my first order with you and built my very first guitar. Ovangkol back and sides with Sitka top.
I have been a craftsman for a number of years, rebuilding antique pianos, including making new soundboards and bridges, and decided to try my hand at guitars after buying a Taylor 814ce.
The results of my first attempt were surprising, to me and to others. Since I'm a bit "old-school" I built it entirely by hand, no table saw, router, joiner etc. (I did use a drill press!). I have already received requests for custom made guitars, and from a store interested in selling them.
It really helped to find quality supplies, all in one place, so I could start this experiment - which may just turn out to be my next and final career.
Many Thanks.
ps. I have just placed a second order so I can start making a few more......”

- Jon Ballard

Tor-Tis sheet stock

Tor-tis™ is a great pick-guard product designed to match the original tortoise-style pick-guards of the '30s and '40s, but with many more advantages. Impact and scratch resistant, it will not shrink or crack. Highly refractive, chemically inert (untouched by all solvents), with the Tor-tis™ resins backed by twenty-five years of industrial use, any tortoise would be proud to sport Tor-tis™ as its carapace.

Tor-tissheet stock measures:
4 1/2" x 7 1/4"

The sheets can be softened in warm water then cut with sharp scissors. Bevel the edges with dry 180-200 grit though 1200 grit wet or dry sandpaper, then polish (or buff with a fine wheel).

NOTE: These sheets are not self-adhesive and will need a transfer adhesive applied.

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A review of various
pickguard materials 
and their installation
with Robbie O'Brien.

 

PICK-A-PICKGUARD SHEET:
Our Tor-Tis™ pickguard sheets are shown individually, so you can pick the actual one you want!

PLEASE NOTE: Since these pickguard sheets are one-of-a-kind, they cannot be reserved and held in your cart .
Once a sheet is purchased, it will disappear from the page.  And, anyone who was holding that
particular sheet in their cart will not be able to check out until they remove it.