Gilmour Scratchplate Pickguard Summary:
“Looks and sounds perfect. Gilmour tone out of the box. Thank you!”
“In one word, awesome!”
This is Ironstone Custom’s hand-built version of the Gilmour Scratchplate Pickguard as used on his famous ‘Black Strat’. Not only does it feature the famous ‘Gilmour mod’ (neck and bridge pickups in parallel) , but on this unique design the same 3 way miniature toggle switch also operates a ‘Bridge in Series’ pickup configuration to really boost your tonal range. This allows for a tonally fat and very convincing quasi bridge and neck humbucker to be available from normal single coil pickups.
The photos are of representative assemblies, there may be variations in wiring colour etc. The plates are supplied fully built and tested with protective foil in place. All of the clever switching happens on the plate itself, leaving just a simple 2 wire connection for you to make. Please note this is a 11 screw hole plate, and due to variations between guitars, some body hole re-alignment may be required.
Gilmour Scratchplate Pickguard Options:
> Any Ironstone Strat’ pickup option is available, prices as shown below
> White (WBW 3ply), or all black scratchplates are available
> Any combination of white, cream or black knobs, pickup covers etc is available
Given the number of combinations available, we stock a small number of part built plates, for completion to a customers specific requirements. Completed and fully tested Gilmour Scratchplate Pickguard assemblies are normally despatched within one working week of payment.
These assemblies are only available through this website. Please leave a note on the order, or send us a message to confirm your colour choices when placing an order (Contact Us) for a Gilmour Scratchplate Pickguard.
Bridge Blend! Scratchplate now available with ‘Bridge Blend’ option as well as the Gilmour Neck in parallel functionality (at no extra cost). Please check out the switching details and chart on the Gilmour Scratchplate Wiring page, or contact us via the contact page for more details.
Please note: The price above is the UK total price including Royal Mail First Class Recorded postage. Non UK customers will be advised of an additional postal charge (International Tracked / Signed) during the checkout process before final payment (see Shop page for current charges). Please also note that since the UK left the EU Customs Union on January 1st 2021, all items posted to the EU will be subject to EU customs checks. As of July 1st 2021, EU VAT rule changes will mean that EU customers may also be subject to VAT payments.
July Build Pause; Note that we will not be building any plates during the month of July (2021). Orders placed from Friday July 2nd will not be commenced as builds until w/c August 2nd.