Anyone use them for fret markers, if so, what did you use to punch/cut them out with. I have a couple gits I'll be working on some resto/customs and they have a nice looking celluloid pick-guard and I'm going to make matching fret markers.


Also, has anyone had success in buffing out minor scratches/scuffs in pick-gaurds?

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I haven't done it, but I'd imagine a plug cutter would do the trick.  Or get super thin ones and use a regular ol' hole punch.

Yeah, you'll need a plug cutter for that. You can use a paper hole puncher on picks for fret markers.

Leather worker's hole punches.  I got both the rotary kind and the straight kind. The straight kind are also known as hollow punches for some reason. Got my set for $3 at the local $2shop

If they cut through with messing up the pickguard material, then that's a good option.

I'll look into them

I've got a set of plug cutters, I'll give them a try, just got to figure out how to hold the pick, maybe Elmer's glue to a flat piece of stock since I can break it loose easy enough afterwards.

Thanks everyone

Just tape it to a piece of scrap. You can pull the tape off after you have the plug. 

Thought tape might twist loose too easy, and start spinning

Hmmm... Doing some king of Jeffery Domer themed build? That's kind of weird. Can't really offer any advice there, sorry. But...

My wife once sat on my guitar and got fret marks in her cellulite.

So... kind of the opposite of what you're looking for. Anyway, yeah, there ya go... glad I could contribute something to the discussion.  :D

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