Prewired HSS Strat Pickguard

The Ultimate Pickguard for HSS Strat


( 45 genuine reviews)

Transform your HSS Stratocaster into the powerhouse of your dreams with our HSS Prewired Strat Pickguard. Instantly achieve world-class Fralin tone and discover what you’ve been missing. Expertly crafted using the highest-quality materials possible, we guarantee that our HSS Prewired Strat Pickguard will inspire you for years to come.






Customize your Prewired HSS Strat Pickguard:

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Customize your look further. Matching screws included.

Left Handed Pickguard

If you want your pickguard Left-Handed, we can do it! Selecting this option removes all Push-Pull Pot modifications.

Volume Pot Push-Pull Mods

Add an extra dimension of tone by modifying your Volume Pot with a Push / Pull Pot. Please use the “Additional Information” field below to tell us how you want it to work. Choose between the Bright Switch and the Engage / Disengage Volume Kit.

Tone Pot Push-Pull Mods

Add even further functionality to your guitar with a Tone Pot modification. Choose between the Bright Switch and Two-Tone Cap Mod.

Tone Cap

Select your Tone Cap(s). Please be sure to let us know where each tone cap goes if selecting different values. If selecting higher output pickups, be advised the Magic Cap will not work normally.

Browse additional Add-Ons, like Output Jacks, Tremolo Covers, Modifications, and more. The Baseplate and Volume Kit can add tonal functionality to your Prewired Pickguard.

Additional Info:

To speed up your pickguard, please include any additional information here. If you have selected more than one Tone Cap, let us know where each value goes.


Due to the nature of Raw Nickel, Raw Nickel may contain slight cosemetic defects or abrasions.


We recommend using 2-Conductor With Shield Lead when purchasing a single pickup. 2-Conductor lead allows you to reverse the phase should you have phase issues. Learn About Lead Choice


While we do our best to match double-white bobbins, there may be subtle differences in color due to different dye lots from the manufacturer.

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We may make minor changes to your order to optimize your pickguard's wiring with your pickup selection. However, we will not make any drastic changes without your consent.

What's Included?

Fully prewired and assembled and includes a set of Knobs, a Matching Switch Tip, and Mounting Hardware.

Prewired HSS Strat Pickguard Info:

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At Fralin Pickups, we’re always trying to make you sound your best. With our Prewired HSS Pickguard, you can rest assured that you will have the best-sounding pickups available, with the highest-quality parts on the market. And the best part? You get to design it. We guarantee that the unique tone and look will continue to empower you to sound your best.

  • Designed by you, expertly crafted by us: the ultimate “Build Your Own” Stratocaster Pickguard
  • USA-Made pickups & electronics for superior quality and tone
  • Hand-wired with USA-Made vintage cloth lead for a traditional look
  • Fully customize your appearance, tone, and wiring for a truly personalized HSS Strat Pickguard
  • Hand-assembled signed and dated by our pickguard craftsman
  • Backed by our 10-year warranty on materials and craftsmanship




Sound & Look

You get to design your Prewired HSS Pickguard to your liking, from the ground up. Choose your desired pickups, pickguard look, and wiring. Are you confused about any of the options? Contact Us, and we’ll walk you through it. To help you get started, here are some popular combinations that are guaranteed to sound amazing:

  1. Blues Special Neck & Middle, Pure PAF Bridge
  2. Vintage Hot Neck & Middle, Pure PAF Bridge
  3. Vintage Hot Neck & Middle, Big Single 42 Bridge
  4. Steel Pole 42 Neck & Middle, Pure PAF Bridge
  5. Steel Pole 43 Neck & Middle, Modern PAF Bridge

HSS Strat Pickguards can sound a bit daunting, as getting Single Coils and Humbuckers to play nicely can be tricky. Rest assured, we’ll help you craft your dream pickguard and work some magic behind the scenes to ensure all positions are inspiring.


Our USA-Made Pickguards are some of the best in the industry and will fit most Strats*. These are USA-Made standard 11-hole Stratocaster pickguards. We have them available in the following styles and colors for HSS:

Fralin Pickguard Colors

*Be sure to check your Stratocaster to make sure how many mounting holes you have


We have White, Parchment, Mint Green, Yellow, and Black covers and Knobs available. Note: we only have plastic knobs available.


Lindy Fralin Strat Covers In A Line



Add Ons

We have a ton of add-ons available for your pickguard. Want to coil-split your bridge pickup? How about our Volume Kit? Need new pickguard screws? Just let us know!


Complete your look with a matching backplate for your Strat. We have matching backplates for all of our pickguard colors.

Fralin Pickups Matching Backplates






Customize your pickguard’s wiring by selecting between two powerful wiring options. Select between Fralin Pickups Wiring and Standard Stratocaster® Wiring.

Fralin Pickups Wiring features an intuitive layout: a Master Volume, Master Tone, and a Blender Pot. The Blender Pot delivers incredible versatility by allowing you to combine the Neck and Bridge, for Telecaster-type tones, and more. Fralin Pickups wiring is Lindy’s favorite way to wire a Stratocaster.

Lindy Fralin Wiring

Standard Stratocaster Wiring delivers a classic take on the Strat – a Master Volume, Neck & Middle Tone, and a separate Bridge Tone. This wiring allows you to select multiple cap values for a bit more tone versatility.

Standard Strat Wiring

Custom Requests can be made using the “notes” field.


  • How long will my Pickguard take? Since we’re building it from scratch, give us about 7-10 days to put it together. We will always try to get it out beforehand.
  • Can you wire it up without the Pickguard? As it turns out, No. You can purchase an inexpensive pickguard, and you can pull out all the wiring once you receive it to put it in your pickguard. It’s just too time-consuming and unsafe to ship without a solid pickguard holding everything together.
  • Can I return my Pickguard? No. Since these are so custom and made to order, all pickguard sales are final, and not available for exchange or return.
  • What output should I choose? For simplicity, we’re keeping out outputs the stock outputs, but you can always request something different. Let us know in the notes field.
  • What Pots should I use? Most of the time, 250K Split Shaft pots will work best for guitars with single-coil pickups and plastic knobs. If you have metal knobs at home, go with Solid Shaft Pots.
  • What if I don’t see what I want? Use the “Notes” field on the checkout screen to type in any special requests. Use this field to describe how you want it wired as well if you wish to have anything customized. We’ll make it to your specs.
  • What does a Magic Cap do? Our Magic Cap is a very low capacitance tone cap. It doesn’t roll off highs as much as it seems to boost the mids. This works well on the bridge pickup only.
  • What does a Blender Pot do? Our Blender Pot takes the place of Tone #2, and it allows you to blend between the Neck and Bridge. You can get all three pickups on with a Blender Pot.
  • Why don’t I see Ground Jumper wires between all my parts? Our pickguards have a metal shielding that connects all of the metal parts; thus we don’t need to use jumper wires.




Check out our installation guide below to put your new pickguard in! With 20 minutes a few easy steps, you can get your pickguard in your guitar and start rocking out with some of the best sounding pickups in the world!







Customer Reviews

45 Genuine Reviews for Prewired HSS Strat Pickguard

  1. Nick R

    Verified Purchase

    My third set of Fralins, after a set of ‘54s and a set of noise-cancelling humbucker-sized P90s. Love them all. This one sounds outstanding. Does exactly what I hoped and imagined. Got vintage hot strat in neck and middle, and pure PAF in bridge. It’s very much the perfect 60s and 70s super strat. I’ve got another SSS strat with the ‘54s, and the vintage hot strat have a different kind of push and definition.

  2. JT

    Verified Purchase

    Thanks for the pickguard. I went with Blues Specials and a Pure PAF in the bridge. Pickguard was well packed. The work looked nice and clean. I couldn’t figure out why the HB was not working. I got a quick reply from someone there, sent pictures, then didn’t hear from anyone for a day or so. Soon thereafter Lindy Fralin calls to see if I have time to troubleshoot the pickguard. I didn’t have experience wiring a guitar but had a multimeter handy. He walked me through troubleshooting the issue. We found the issue while he was on the phone. It says a lot that the man with his name on the pickups calls you to figure out an issue. That being said. The pickups are killer. The blues specials are nice and hot as described The Pure PAF is a great pickup to pair with the Specials. I have since used a similar modified HSS wiring to revive my ’96 HSS. I wouldn’t hesitate to buy this product again or any Fralin product.

  3. David searle

    Verified Purchase

    The sound is just amazing. The wiring is emaculate. The quality of the pick guard was subpar. There was a significant warping in front of the bridge pickup. In fairness, it might have been difficult to see with the protective film adhered, though very apparent whe. It was removed.

  4. Brad B

    Verified Purchase

    I replaced the loaded pick guard on my 2018 elite Fender Strat with HSS with Blues special singles and Pure PAF humbucker. The original single coils and shawbucker sounded really harsh in the bridge position and didn’t get much difference in the plethora of switching on the elite with the S1 switch…which didn’t have “the sound” I was looking for.
    The loaded pickguard from Fralin also included the Fralin wiring…Wow best set of pups I have heard now. I also had the coil split for bridge, and the blend pot. The 2 cap select switch is a very Subtle tone change when tone pot is turned down…maybe my hearing is not so good? The pickguard is not the best finish which looks a little like it is a smeared finish not mirror smooth.
    Have to say I have overlooked the pickguard and just play and listen to AWESOME tone from all switch positions.
    Fralin reps were outstanding in advising these particular pups…Running through my amps…I couldn’t be more pleased…Thanks for your help!

  5. Jeremy O

    Verified Purchase

    Work well done. Exactly as ordered and breathed new life into my strat. Pure 54s in neck and middle, PAF in the bridge, standard two tone knobs, one master volume. Very clear and sweet sound all around. Tone knob is incredibly usable. Several players/ engineers have noted that my sound ‘speaks’ in context even when mixed low. It’s not a fight to be heard or to blend. Very pleased. A new joy in my experience as a player.

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  • Please note that while we strive to provide the most accurate color representation possible, different computer monitors, manufacturer dye lots, and other circumstances may prevent the color from matching perfectly.
  • Since we cannot guarantee color matching, we cannot provide a return to you if you are unhappy with the color matching of our Prewired HSS Strat Pickguard.
  • Our parts and wire lengths are designed to work seamlessly with our Prewired HSS Strat Pickguard. Due to various guitar and instrument designs, we cannot guarantee that our parts will fit properly, and due to this, we do not offer Wiring Harnesses.