Exquisite, made-to-order decorative guitar scratchplates hand-covered with Shepherd's bookbinder's paper and hard-wearing resin and/or lacquer, and backed with copper shielding.
Please contact us directly for details, as this is truly a custom experience! We can source a scratchplate for you, or use your guitar's existing scratchplate. We recommend a polished Resin or Resin and Lacquer (Satin or Gloss) finish. Where possible, we prefer to refit the decorated plate in person to ensure a good fit.
Due to the interaction between paper and finishes, some variation in colour may occur. This process requires curing, so please allow a three to four-week lead time for your order.
Shepherd's have a wide range of paper in stock...please feel free to browse on store.bookbinding.co.uk and let us know what you would prefer if you'd like to look outside of our current stock. Equally, we are open to sourcing other options if desired.
Pricing is on application, but as a rough starting guide:
- Les Paul types start at £35
- Telecaster types start at £60
- Stratocaster types start at £70
- Full jazz bass types start at £75
"These wonderful papers are hand made in Nepal and India. Full of character, the base papers are made from lokta plant fibres. The patterns are applied by screen printing each colour separately in the traditional way. Due to their hand made quality each sheet can vary a little in colour and finish....The producers of these papers are members of the Fair Trade Group Nepal and maintain Fair Trade practices in India."