Prewired HSS Strat Pickguard

The Ultimate Pickguard for HSS Strat


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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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Add A Cover To Humbucker?

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!







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Prewired HSS Strat Pickguard FAQ's

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Customer Reviews

45 Genuine Reviews for Prewired HSS Strat Pickguard

  1. Luke

    Verified Purchase

    Customer service is absolutely top notch. Tyler went out of his way to help me with an issue with my pre-wired guard. Always prompt replies and expert knowledge is solving the problem.

    Now my guard sings like a bird!
    And that unbucker… oh man

  2. Marc Sorensen

    Verified Purchase

    This is my third Fralin purchase. P92’s in an Epiphone Special which are simply amazing, a set of T-style pickups in a G&L ASAT to replace the stock MFD’s that I could never bond with and now a loaded strat pick guard. I have owned 4 Strats over time and sold them all because everything seemed weak. I finally found a guitar I was happy with and the Fralin pickups are well balanced and very dynamic with the 5 way switch. For my next project guitar, I’m going to try the Big Singles.

  3. Jeppe Danielsen

    Verified Purchase

    the pickups sound great and everything works as well as you could imagine. The team was very nice and helpful when designing the switching system. The pickups sound amazing and everything feels great – the pots are super smooth and the 5 way switch feels really solid and not floppy when switching positions.

    Only have 2 cons: The 2nd tone pot didnt quite fit into my MIM Strat body, but it was a easy enough fix only needed to widen the route by a tiny bit. And the pickguard could come with some more shielding to prevent noise

  4. Brian Hayes

    Verified Purchase

    I bought a loaded pick guard with vintage hot singles and a PAF in the bridge. The installation was easy and the improvement in sound quality is amazing. I can cover a very wide variety of music with one guitar without sacrificing tone. I love it.

  5. Oliver Herbrig

    Verified Purchase

    I installed a prewired HSS Strat pickguard on my Fender Jimi Hendrix Lefthand – Vintage Hot, Blues Special and Modern PAF in the bridge position. The sound of all pickups is outstanding and I consider this guitar now my best sounding guitar. It was a good guitar before but now it is just incredible. Thank you Fralin Team for making these suberb products also available for left handed guitars.

  6. Eric Marcia

    Verified Purchase

    Couldn’t be more happy with this prewired set. It’s even better than I thought it would be, at an extremely reasonable price, worth every penny. EVERY position on the 5-way toggle switch is Amazing!! Great investment and upgrade to my ‘89 Stratocaster

  7. Ben J

    Incredible tone…..more than I expected.
    Amazing build quality
    Very simple to install and set up with the provided instructions.
    Highly recommend to anyone looking for great tone.

  8. Katsuhiko Suzuki

    Verified Purchase

    I have used various pickups but I didn’t like the fender noiseless pickups, so I replaced them with Freilin pickups.
    I love it.

  9. Fernando Giraldo

    Verified Purchase

    Great Pickups. I got vintage hots and a humbucker for bridge. for Very easy to install, only took about 30 minutes. The sound is killer, clear, articulate tones. The PAF bucket is a nice touch. I have already gigged with them 5-6 times this past month. I just ordered another set, vintage hots and steel pole 43 for bridge.

  10. Todd Robinson

    Verified Purchase

    Simply said , Love it !!!

  11. Dwight NIcholson

    Verified Purchase

    Awesome. I ordered the pre-wired blues special SSH with pure PAF. I could don’t be happier with the Tone.

  12. Stephen

    Verified Purchase

    Seriously awesome pickups! Fitment and installation was a breeze. Vintage hots in the neck and middle position are the best single coils I have ever heard. Add the pure paf in the bridge and you got a party!

  13. Adiel Elgi

    Verified Purchase

    The best I could ask for! I baught my fender delux hss in 2004, and it never sounds the way I wanted. during the years I repalced the Pickups so many times, seymour duncan’s, Dimarzio… I am not saying anything bad about other brands… I am just saying that the fralin pickups, are the exact sound that I was looking for!!! they are so natural, cleen and not compresed, like other brands.. they saved my guitar and raised it to another level!!!

  14. Ryan

    Verified Purchase

    Everything about the prewired pickguard was phenomenal. What we hear is subjective so I’m not one to say that a certain pickup is definitely better than the other but there is great craftsmanship here and, to my ears, the pickups are great. I will always use fralin for my pickup needs.

  15. Zachary Rogers

    Verified Purchase

    Fralin Pickups are the best, hands down. Every guitar I have, and purchase now I swap out the pick ups with his regardless of what they are.
    I have full pre-wired Pigars and I also buy individual, they’re always top quality and top sounding pickups

  16. bill luciano

    Verified Purchase

    amazing product. hand tailored to my requests. I have 4 guitars with various configurations of Fralin products, and my praise can’t be effusive enough. don’t think, order.

  17. Andrew Elstein

    Verified Purchase

    Fantastic pickups. Love the Real 54s, this is my second set. Bridge pickup sounds amazing. Just what I was looking for to upgrade my 2007 American Deluxe HSS Strat. Excellent service to help me make sure I got the electronic set up exactly how I wanted it. The bridge pickup matches output well with the neck and middle pickup. Fantastic “Fender” Strat sound where the neck pickup has a clean, articulate sound but still has that tubular vintage sound I love so much. The bridge vintage PAF sounds fantastic with just a little bit fuller sound over a single coil. However, still very clear ,chimey, and articulate like I was looking for. Only gripe from me is the pickup covers do not match color wise as close as I would like, but not a big problem at all as still looks great. Thank you for another fantastic loaded pick guard.

  18. Robert Jackson

    Verified Purchase

    Holy smokes, changed my strat like night and day, a whole new guitar. I don’t know why Fender doesn’t just come with Fralin Pickups, such a no brainer. Definitely would recommend, to everybody! I now have 2 strats and 1 tele with Fralin Pickups, best investment ever, I couldn’t be happier.

  19. Eric Herrman

    Verified Purchase

    I own a 2018 Fender American Elite HSS Strat that I considered selling as I just didn’t care for the sound the stock pickups provided. The guitar featured Fender’s S1 and “passing lane” switches and in theory it’s a very versatile instrument. Except I truly thought it sounded terrible. But the guitar was beautiful and I decided to upgrade it with Lindy’s pre-wired HSS pickguard. I wish I would have done it sooner since she mostly just sat in the closet for the past 3 1/2 years.

    To be sure this is an expensive upgrade; but the quality, service and advice from Lindy’s folks and most importantly the sound of his pickups is worth every penny to me. I actually have two other guitars with Fralin pickups so I know how special they are. I ordered the pickguard using the on-line form and within a day or so received an email asking to clarify a couple of things. I play mostly classic rock and blues with this guitar and they suggested I install their Blues Specials in the neck and middle positions and a Pure PAF in the bridge.

    Once the order got to the shop I received a phone call from Zack, who had a few suggestions based on my component selections and how I would be playing to make sure I would get the most useful product. Zack was a great guy btw. The communication from Fralin was excellent and the pickguard was completed quicker than I expected. It is exactly as I hoped. The work is immaculate. The layout is perfect and most importantly the guitar frickin’ rips! It is far more versatile now than it was out of the factory.

    I ordered mine with a coil split for the PAF and a blender pot. And a few other add ons. I simply could not be happier with my Fralin Strat! Get one and transform your strat.

  20. SD

    Absolutely incredible!

    I love my loaded pick guard. I went with the HSS variant with the vintage hot single coil in the neck, the blues special in the middle, and the modern PAF in the bridge. I also added the coil split, the two tone push pull, blender pot, and treble bleed circuit.

    As a result, my Strat is now the most versatile guitar I have ever owned, and it sounds amazing!

    The blender pot is a revelation for me. I love being able to select the two outside pickups, or all three at once, and blending in how much.

    Highly recommended!

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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.