Yea no point for a japan guard, I sold my CIJ jazzmaster, and wouldn't mess with the MIA body. As for the router, maybe a diamond tiped bit? But then I'd have to find a 45 degraa angle, for the edges of the guard?
http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Pickguards/ ... _bits.html
cool, but no good with aluminum.
What I was going to do was find a online shop that make those ugly diamond plate ones, and ask them if they do flat metal (aluminum hopfuly no other metals lighter or sounds better). Why not, worth a shot.
Edit: check out Texalium Fiber!!
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