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 #136345  by mgbills
 Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:47 pm
Also, I have a reasonably quick supply of custom Strat pickguards. Ordered in any color, with a plastic control cover.

Shameless self promotion. S-S-S. H-H-S. Custom pickup pattern which mimics Tiger/24-fret position.
Most pickguard materials are about $15.00. They take 2-3 weeks.
 #137320  by tatittle
 Thu Mar 06, 2014 9:40 pm
I found this which may be able to work as an Alligator: ... =824&kw=lg

Its an ABM, they are usually solid brass. I have a 2 point trem ABM that is very high quality (they're German). You would still need a stop piece obviously, but this looks like an option albeit 2 studs need to be drilled. The studs are the same measurements as an USA Std. Fender Strat I if you wanna be real accurate use a Std. Strat and fill the cavity with epoxy LOL.

and this looks almost exact to v4 ... =824&kw=lg
 #137410  by Marlow
 Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:05 pm
No points for authenticity, but I just got this:


It's a circa 1980 Dimarzio trem bridge and brass block. It fits perfectly with the vintage flatmount holes, and I think it looks pretty cool. The only problem is that I now have a broken finger because of a fall on the ice, so it's going to be a while before I can set up this sucker. Or play it. :-x