Flamenco Tap Plates (golpeadores)
Professional Grade, self-adhesive, clear plastic pick guards.
Size: .011" x 7.87" x 7.87" (.355mm x 200mm x 200mm)
Both the face and the self-adhesive back are protected with a translucent, easy-to-remove plastic film. The above photo shows the tap plate with the plastic films on the face and back.
Photo shows the clarity of the tap plate when you take off the face and back plastic films.
Since you can see through the film, it is easy to custom fit the tap plate to your guitar. Simply lay it down and draw the outline with a felt tip pen on the outer protective film, then cut with a sharp scissors--if desired you can fine bevel the edges with 400 and 600 grit sandpaper (but you must be careful not to get sanding waste on the adhesive side--I usually do not bevel edges.) . Leave the protective film on the face of the plate until after the plate has been adhered to the surface of the guitar. This allows you to burnish the plate to the guitar face with a smooth, rounded piece of hardwood, such as the handle of a palette knife, in order to remove any bubbles. It is best to gradually lay down the tap plate from one end as you burnish it on prevent accumulating any bubbles. Plates can be removed with Ronson lighter fluid.
Photo show the tap plate after it is affixed to the guitar.
I show in detail how to apply these tap plates toward the end of my video, Nylon String Guitar Care.
Price: $15.00 for one, or $10.00 each for 2 or more. Add $7.00 per shipment for delivery in the U.S., $9.00 for Canada, $12.00 for anywhere else.
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