Tortoiseshell pickguards, done right.
As true fans of vintage Fender guitars, we've always loved the looks of the original tortoiseshell pickguards from the 60's. So much that we asked ourselves: can we bring back the magic?
In 2019, we would embark on a journey to revive this long lost savoir-faire...
The result is Avantguard®.
A collection of captivating, colorful and vintage-correct pickguards that we each lovingly handcraft in our workshop near Paris, France.
From the tortoiseshell layer to the 3-ply material, we make everything by hand, one pickguard at a time.
True to vintage
It's all in the details: thin black line, 60° bevel edge, truss-rod notch. We make sure to check all the vintage specs.
Each pickguard differs from another in color and pattern, making it a unique artifact for your guitar.