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MojoAxe Compensated Wraparound Tailpiece
The MojoAxe compensated wraparound tailpiece is a modern replace for vintage Gibson Les Paul Juniors, Specials, Goldtops, and Melody Makers as well as Historic Reissues with wraparound tailpieces. It is designed to correct the intonation issue associated with Gibson’s 1950’s style wraparound tailpiece while maintaining the aesthetics of an original vintage original part. An offset ridge allows for near-perfect intonation while a crisp radius at the break point ensures that the sitar-like buzz common to many original wraptails is not a problem. CNC machined from 7075 aircraft grade aluminum bar stock, the tailpiece weighs in at 33 grams. Available with an aged nickel finish for $139 or polished nickel for $129.
|CWT-A||Compensated wraparound tailpiece - Aged Nickel finish|
|CWT-UA||Compensated wraparound tailpiece - Un-aged nickel finish|
MojoAxe Compensated Wraparound Tailpiece compared to an original vintage wraparound
The MojoAxe CWT compensated wraparound tailpiece makes the cover of Vintage Guitar Magazine!
Jimmy Vivino has MojoAxe tailpieces installed on several of his vintage Gibby's, including his #1 guitar, a '53 Goldtop
In this YouTube interview with Guitar Player Magazine, Jimmy talks about planning and rehearsing the music for each night's Conan Show. He also takes us on a tour of the back room for a peek at his guitar collection which includes that beautiful '53 Goldtop.
CTT-A Compensated Top-Wrap Trapeze Tailpiece
The MojoAxe Trapeze Tailpiece is designed to improve the playability of 1952-1953 Les Paul Goldtops by replacing the original “wrap-under” bridge with a “top-wrap” bridge which allows for palm muting of the strings. Additionally, the MojoAxe Trapeze Tailpiece is compensated for intonation, dramatically improving the tuning of the guitar. The tailpiece is designed to fit the existing trapeze rods and is adjustable for both intonation and height. $159
CWT60-A Compensated 60's Wraparound Tailpiece
The CWT60-A Wraparound tailpiece is identical to the stock "lightning bolt" wrapround tailpiece as used on 1960's Gibson wraparound guitars except that it is compensated for 3-wound/3-plain string sets rather than 4-wound/2-plain string sets. $60
MojoAxe Replica Pickguards for Les Paul Guitars
MojoAxe replica pickguards are routed from sheet material just as Gibson fabricated their pickguards in the 1950's. The edges of the guards have chatter marks from machining just as the original guards did in the 1950's. MojoAxe pickguards makes a great upgrade for those looking for a more authentic look of their Gibson Historic and USA Les Pauls.
Why does MojoAxe offer so many variations of Les Paul pickguards you ask? Because Gibson has changed the screw location, pickup spacing, and the outer profile of the Les Paul pickguard many times over the past 60 years. Most aftermarket Les Paul guards are made in one size which does not the majority of Les Pauls. MojoAxe guards are available in a variety of sizes for an accurate and exact fit.
The standard finish is lightly-aged. All profiles are available in left-handed versions at no extra charge.
The cost for any standard MojoAxe pickguard is $50 un-aged and $60 for aged. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a special order or have questions regarding which guard would be the best fit for your guitar.
MojoAxe Historic Fit Pickguards
- These are routed with the same pickup spacing and mounting hole positions as the stock Historic pickguards.
|PGH09||Fits 2009-2013 Historic Les Pauls with humbucker pickups. Pickup spacing is 2-5/16" (58.7mm)|
|PGH99||Fits 1999-2008 Historic Les Pauls with humbucker pickups. Pickup spacing is 2-1/4" (57.1mm)|
|PGH96||Fits 1996 Historic Les Pauls with humbucker pickups. Pickup spacing is 2-11/32" (59.5mm)|
|PGH56||Fits Gibson Historic R6 / R4 Les Pauls with P90 pickups|
|PGH98||This pickguard is custom designed for an improved fit on 1998 Historic Les Pauls, which from the factory had a 1/8" gap at the bridge pickup. The guard is the same as the PGH99, except that it has been stretched 1/8" towards the bridge pickup, thus eliminating the gap.|
|PGOXB||This pickguard is custom designed specifically to fit the Jeff Beck Oxblood model. The pickup space measures 2-7/16" (61.9mm). This guard is designed to eliminate the 3/16" gap seen at the bridge pickup with the stock guard.|
2005 Murphy Aged R9 with MojoAxe PGH99 pickguard
MojoAxe Historic "Vintage Fit" Pickguards
- MojoAxe "Vintage Fit" guards are made to fit Historic Les Pauls with a "looser" fit as typically seen on original 1958-1960 sunburst Les Pauls. The outer fin profile of the PGH99VF and PGH09VF is exactly per an original 1959 sunburst Les Paul pickguard and the routed cutout for the neck pickup ring is slightly larger creating a gap on the south side of the ring.
|PGH09VF||Fits 2009-2013 Historic Les Pauls with humbucker pickups.|
|PGH99VF||Fits 1999-2008 Historic Les Pauls with humbucker pickups. Looser "vintage fit".|
2005 Murphy Aged R9 with MojoAxe PGH99VF "Vintage Fit" guard
MojoAxe Pickguards for Gibson USA models
|PGUSA||Fits Gibson USA Standard, Classic, and Studio models. Pickup spacing is 2-3/8" (60.3mm)|
1991 Classic with MojoAxe PGUSA guard
MojoAxe Vintage Replica Pickguards
- These pickguards are routed to the exact profiles of original vintage Les Paul pickguards
|PGV59||Replica of a 1959 cream humbucker pickguard|
|PGV56||Replica of a 1956 cream P90 pickguard|
|PGV54||Replica of a 1954 cream P90 pickguard|
|PGV52||Replica of a 1952 cream P90 pickguard|
|PGV68||Replica of a 1968 cream P90 pickguard|
|PGVJR||Replica of a 1954-1958 singlecut Junior pickguard (black)|
MojoAxe Vintage Replica pickguards along with an assortment of original vintage pickguards
MojoAxe Goldtop Blackout Kit - $75 (un-aged) or $85 (aged)
Includes a MojoAxe beveled edge five layer black pickguard, 3-ply jackplate (not-shown) , (2) tall pickup rings, and a
switch washer. Available in three different sizes to ensure perfect alignment of the pickup cutouts and the mounting hole.
|PGH99BLK-K||Fits 1999-2008 Historic Les Pauls. Pickup spacing is 2-1/4" (58.7mm)|
|PGH09BLK-K||Fits 2009-2011 Historic Les Pauls. Pickup spacing is 2-5/16" (58.7mm)|
|PGUSABLK-K||Fits Gibson USA Standard, Classic, and Studio models. Pickup spacing is 2-3/8" (60.3mm)|
2003 R7 with MojoAxe PGH99BLK-K Blackout Kit installed
Control Cavity Covers
Black backplates for Les Paul guitars
|HTSC||Toggle switch cover plate to fit Historic Les Pauls||$16|
|HCCP09||Control cover plate - Fits 2009 and later Historic Les Pauls||$20|
|HCCP08||Control cover plate - Fits 2008 and earlier Historic Les Pauls||$20|
|VTSCP||Toggle switch cover plate - Fits 1956 to 1960 vintage Les Pauls||$16|
|VCCP||Control cover plate - Fits 1956 to 1960 vintage Les Pauls||$20|
Own a 2012 Historic with the silly commemorative badge glued to the switch cover? Here's your cure.
Do you have a conversion or replica with an odd pickup spacing? A unique Les Paul in need of a special guard? Contact me and I'll do my best to accommodate your guitar. Here a a few examples of special order guards:
Aged 5-ply pickguard made for a Historic 3 pickup Black Beauty Custom
1968 cream P90 guard converted to a 1959 'burst guard
Replica pickguard and control cover made for the restoration of a 1960 Les Paul Special
Vintage L7 celluloid pickguard cut to make a pickguard for the restoration of a 1956 Les Paul Custom
Vintage ES-175 celluloid pickguard cut to make a pickguard for vinatge golptop conversion with black parts
1950's style ES-335 long guard made for an ES-333
Guard made for a Custom Shop Single Pickup '54 Goldtop 1-ply Black P90 guard made for a Historic '56 Reissue
Fin-shaped guard made to replace the wave-shaped guard on a Heritage brand "Les Paul"