John Paul Polk: November 10th 1963-May 5th 2013

John PolkTerrapin Guitars creative inspiration and founder John Polk was diagnosed with cancer in January 2012 and lost his battle on May 5th, 2013.   His wife, best friend and business partner Mary Newell is continuing the business in his vision.   It has been difficult without John; however he was a good teacher and passed on his passion for quality and customer service.   We are working diligently to maintain the company John envisioned while allowing his vision to guide us as we shape the future of Terrapin Guitars. 
We here at Terrapin Guitars feel blessed to have such amazing customers, friends, family and employees helping us move forward without John.   We look forward to your continued support and partnership. 

Custom Pick Guards

Custom Pick GuardsTerrapin Guitars has a selection of pickguards with something for just about anyone who has a Guitar or Bass. For those of you who have a new design or small production run pick guard idea, Terrapin Guitars is here to help.

If you don't find what you are looking for on this website we can make you a new pickguard from your provided original, a tracing or full scale drawing of a pick guard shape or design.

Terrapin Guitars manufactures replacement pickguards for many popular guitar models. We also specialize in reproducing pick guards from tracings or broken or incomplete parts. We offer a wide range of pick guard material options. Most available materials are available for each pickguard style we offer.

We accept the following methods of payment:
PayPalVISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover
we also accept Check or Money Order payments by mail

Left Handed Pick Guards

Terrapin Guitars does not charge any extra for Left Handed Pick Guards. Any of our templates can be flipped over to make left handed pickguards.

Remember that you can order a laser cut mock up of a pick guard to do a fit check to make sure everything will line up correctly.

Alternate Pick Guard Configurations

In most cases we do not charge any extra for alternate pickup or control configurations. If it's simply changing pickups, moving controls or leaving things off of a particular pick guard then there would be no extra charge.

If there are very specific guidelines you need us to follow such as precise dimensions for pickup placement or adding a variety of switches or controls to a template may result in added fees.

Template Setup Fees generally apply to any new template we create based off of your provided original, tracing or full scale drawing. Template Setup Fees will also apply to any requests for which the overall shape of an existing template, we have on file, is to be altered.

Whether a Template Setup Fee is required or not will be based on the discretion of Terrapin Guitars.