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Your Tortoiseshell Pickguard Awaits!

We're currently crafting tortoiseshell pickguards on demand.

Simply get in touch with us and let us know what you're looking for. We'll craft the tortoiseshell pickguard of your dreams!


Bring Vintage Magic to life with Avantguard® Tortoiseshell Celluloid Pickguards.

At Avantguard®, our passion for vintage Fender guitars runs deep, especially when it comes to the exquisite allure of the original tortoiseshell celluloid pickguards from the iconic '60s era.

Considering how much they enhance a guitar's aesthetic, we asked ourselves if we could craft them just the way they were back then. So, in 2019, we embarked on a journey to revive this lost art...

The result? A breathtaking collection of captivating, soulful, and authentic pickguards, lovingly handcrafted in our workshop in the heart of Paris, France.

Now, it's your turn to enhance your guitar's allure and get your mojo rising with Avantguard® tortoiseshell pickguards!​​



We're all about the details

  • 60° beveled edge

  • Thin black line 3-ply

  • Truss-rod notch

  • Optional light to heavy aging

  • No outsourced materials (yes, we even make the 3 ply ourselves!)

  • Unique patterns for each pickguard

Pickguards for sale

All our pickguards are currently sold out.

We're crafting new ones on demand, so get in touch to place your order!

For Sale
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What our customers say

"The quality is simply amazing. I can’t tell the difference with my original 60’s Jazz Bass pickguard."



Michael, UK

"I can appreciate the technical hurdles you have overcome to make such a great product. Well done!"


Garrett, USA

"Hands down the most authentic vintage tortoise pickguard to me, and I have tried them all!"


Romain, France

Get in touch!

Got something special in mind?

Drop us a line and we'll fulfill your tortoiseshell needs!

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