I built a guitar based on John Frusciante's 1964 strat.The body I acquired being a 90's American vintage reissue of the 1962 vintage, there were only 8 pick guard screws.Somewhere along the line, one of Frusciante's guitar techs installed an 11 hole pick guard, as is easily seen in photographs of his live performances.This pick guard is easily installed on an 8 hole body so long as you pilot the screw holes with a hand drill. Anything powered would be overkill and sloppy. Pay special attention to the screw that buttresses up against the control cavity, because you will need to angle it to gain any purchase into the wood.I don't know if this would be great for a poly finished guitar, but the nitro body I used it on was absolutely perfect. Have put many hours into playing this guitar with zero issues in regards to the pick guard.The three ply is cut accurately and squared up with the bridge exactly as it should.
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]