New pick guard for an old (ish) D-18
I got this '72 D-18 in a trade a few years ago and expected to turn it around to get my money back, as I wasn't looking for a trade at the time. However, it turned out so nice, I've held onto it. It was all original, including the guard and I actually like the black under-finish guards on these older guitars. The muted sheen under the aged finish looks good to my eye, better than modern black guards, so I wanted to keep it. Bryan flattened and re-glued it, but it curled again. I think it can be saved, but I decided to just change it out for the time being.
A while back a forum member generously gave me a Delmar guard he'd taken off a recent Martin. It was in good condition, but had a couple bumps and bruises from being removed. I checked the size and it was slightly bigger than the original D-18 guard. All that together made it the perfect candidate for this guitar. I reshaped it to match the old guard, beveled the edge, and installed it tonight.
Here it is.