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    Default Correct screws, to attach bracket to Gibson pickguard?

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    Can anyone tell me the exact size screws needed to attach the pictured bracket, to the F-4 pickguard, in my photo?

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    Default Re: Correct screws, to attach bracket to Gibson pickguard?

    The originals were a very short, nickel plated round head slotted wood screw. I don't recall the exact size, but they were either a #3 or a #4. You won't find one with a thread that short at Ace Hardware-- you either have to find another source or buy what you can find easily and shorten the thread. If you don't mind brass, you might find something at Ace that will work.
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    Default Re: Correct screws, to attach bracket to Gibson pickguard?

    Try a model shop or Micro-Mark online. They have tiny screws. Here's an Micro Screw Assortment for $25. Maybe one of them might work. They do have wood screws in small sizes but they seem to be brass ones.
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    Default Re: Correct screws, to attach bracket to Gibson pickguard?

    The Micro-Mark screws are too small.
    I just did a little hunting-- boltdepot.com has #3 and #4 screws in short lengths in brass. If you want nickel, go to blacksmithbolt.com. Make sure you specify "slotted round head."
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    Default Re: Correct screws, to attach bracket to Gibson pickguard?

    Take a look at this thread. Screws and the information regarding nickel plating.
    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

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    Default Re: Correct screws, to attach bracket to Gibson pickguard?

    This site says they have the screws in nickel.
    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

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    Default Re: Correct screws, to attach bracket to Gibson pickguard?

    Thanks for all your replies. I’m placing an order with Blacksmith Bolt Company.

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