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Guilford Guitars and Parts
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"Our rings arrived today, and one look at your exquisite workmanship &
quality I must agree this first run was a substantial bargain."


Jack Camarda
Jarrett Guitars

"Thank you for making an excellent product that
definitely complements my guitar and indeed improves the sustain (which I
was defintely skeptical about)."

-Jerry Tomlinson

I just wanted to take the time as one master craftsman to another,
to tell you how impressed I was w/ the quality of your work!

- Rick Robinson

 We are proud to offer P-90 pickup covers as our Newest Addition to the store!

Nobody "CUTS CORNERS" better than GUILFORD GUITARS !!
Our quality is better.

~EXPOSE THE COMPETITION~

This is a closeup of a  Nasty CORNER - Hecko in China!!
Brought to you by a popular supply house.
THAT'S ICKY!
Rushed and unloved.
IS THIS where you want your money to go?

 Guilford Online Store

THIS IS THE HOME LOCATION FOR

WWW.PICKUPRINGS.COM 

YOU ARE AT THE RIGHT PLACE - NOTHING HAS CHANGED ABOUT THE PRODUCT. 
THE SHOPPING CART HAS BEEN UPDATED  AND NEW PRODUCTS HAVE BEEN ADDED.

YOU ARE AT THE SOURCE FOR THE BEST SUPPLY OF WOOD GUITAR PARTS AVAILABLE ANYWHERE!!

After THOUSANDS of rings and happy customers - GUILFORD GUITARS is your definitive choice for custom wood guitar parts.

Q: Why buy your guitar parts from GUILFORD GUITARS?

A: Because we build only in small batches and each part is treated with maximum care!

B: Because if we can build for companies like Gibson Guitars USA, there is nothing we can't handle.

NO OTHER SUPPLIER EVEN COMES CLOSE TO THE CUT QUALITY, VISUAL APPEAL 
AND CUSTOMER SERVICE YOU GET HERE.

Stand for something worthwhile!  ASK YOUR LOCAL DEALER TO STOCK OUR PRODUCTS!! (They will thank you).

This site is dedicated entirely to bringing you the finest quality wood guitar parts available in a variety of wood choices. THIS IS IT. Your guitar will look SO MUCH BETTER with a simple installation of genuine wood parts. Why spend hundreds and often thousands of dollars on your guitar and not go all the way with it? Ever ask yourself why a 2 thousand dollar guitar doesn't have the plastic ring tabs sanded off? A - They don't care enough to bother.

The effect on your sound is noticeable - plastic rings have nothing to do with tone - wood does.  There is much debate about this but the science tells you simply - "Everything has an effect on Everything".  And it really is this simple:  It's either Plastic, sometimes metal or Wood for your guitar.  Which would you rather have working for you? Wood is the best choice when you think about it - The visual effect is amazing - your guitar goes from stock to OMG!!.  Your guitar will increase in value, sound, beauty and individuality once the rings are installed. 

Guilford Guitars proudly produced the pickup rings, back plates and truss covers for the GIBSON Les Paul All Wood

THE BENEFITS OF USING REAL WOOD FOR PICKUP RINGS:

Plastic rings, while traditional and easy to produce, have offered stability and consistency to guitar makers for many years.  The same can be said for metal pickup rings.  To be sure, that is why guitar manufacturers have and continue to produce pickup rings from those materials with great success.  A guitar should be as musical as possible - that is its purpose after all - it is an instrument from which one can create music.  From an engineering perspective you look at each component of a guitar and ask if it is contributing to the sound and the tone of the instrument, whether it can contribute, whether it is indifferent or perhaps even detrimental to the sound of a guitar.  When wood is selected as a material for pickup rings, back plates, truss covers or even our new "Trem Blocks", it brings to the guitar an intrinsic beauty and a sublte improvement in sound that can't be obtained from plastic or metal. Customers who were convinced this was not possible have emailed to confirm to their suprise that they in fact noticed a slight improvement in the sound of their guitar. The beauty that these pickup rings bring to the guitar give the player a higher form of experience when looking at or playing the guitar.  It pleases more of your senses and that has everything to do with inspiration and creativity.  Sometimes, the pickup rings are produced with the grain running from top to bottom as is usually the case with maple. Indian rosewood and other darker exotic woods have increased strength and stability when cut side to side and that ensures a more durable ring, and a better fit.  Once they are in place, they hold a pickup very securely while offering the right visual vibe.  Eddie Van Halen once stated that he felt the sound of a pickup was improved once it was screwed directly into the wood.  That is the importance of the wood-rings-to-pickup contact - It purifies the relationship between the pickup itself and the rest of the guitar.

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The finest American made electric guitars

Guilford Guitars, Inc.
P.O. Box 194
Glasford, IL 61533

jhguilford@yahoo.com

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and may not be duplicated or used in any way without written permission. 

* All Images of the Gibson Les Paul All Wood model are the property of Gibson Brands, Inc.