Prewired HSS Strat Split Blade Pickguard

Prewired, Customizable, Noiseless.


( 11 genuine reviews)

Transform your HSS Stratocaster into the powerhouse of your dreams with our HSS Prewired Split Blade 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 Split Blade 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 Split Blade Pickguard Info:

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What’s the difference between this pickguard and our Prewired HSS Strat Pickguard? Split Blades! Experience the ultimate in 100% noise-free operation with our Prewired HSS Split Blade Strat Pickguard. At Fralin Pickups, we’re always trying to make you sound your best. With our Prewired HSS Split Blade 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
  • Incredibly easy to install – only 3 wires to connect
  • 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

With our pickguards, you can choose different combinations to personalize your tone. From traditional to unique, we have many options available. HSS Strat Pickguards can sound a bit daunting, as getting Single Coils and Humbuckers to play nicely can be tricky. Rest assured, our Split Blades solve that problem! We have four Split Blades outputs, and each output sounds great on either 250K, 300K, or 500K pots.

  • Vintage and High Output Split Blades sound great on 300K pots. They are a great match with a Sunbucker, Big Single 42, a or Sunbucker Blues in the Bridge.
  • Blues Split Blades sound clean and clear on 500K pots, making them ideal for pairing with Humbuckers. For instance, choosing a Blues output Neck and Middle will be a great pairing with a Pure PAF or Modern PAF Bridge.
  • Super High Output Split Blades are the fattest, loudest Split Blade model. These will sound great with a Modern PAF or the High Output Humbucker.

Fralin Pickguard Colors


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.

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


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!







  • 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. Purchase a pickguard, and pull out all the wiring once you receive it to put it in your own pickguard. It’s too time consuming and unsafe to ship without a solid pickguard.
  • 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 recommend the Stock Output. However, you can always request something different. Let us know in the notes field.
  • What Pots should I use? Unless choosing a Sunbucker as a Bridge Pickup, go with 500K pots. For your Split Blades, try to choose between the Blues and Super High Output Split Blades.
  • What if I don’t see exactly what I want? Use the “Notes” field on the checkout screen to type in any special requests.
  • What does a Magic Cap do? Our Magic Cap is a very low capacitance tone cap. It might not be noticeable with Humbuckers.
  • 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 3 pickups on with a Blender Pot.
  • Why don’t I see Ground Jumper wires between all my parts? Our pickguards have metal shielding that connects the metal parts together. That way, we don’t need to use jumper wires.





Customer Reviews

11 Genuine Reviews for Prewired HSS Strat Split Blade Pickguard

  1. Jon Sterngold

    Verified Purchase

    I got the loaded pickguard about a month ago. Installation went smoothly. Plugging in, it sounded very good but I didn’t get a good sense of how it would sound in the mix with my band. As we’re a group of geezer rockers (indie and classic rock), it seems like there are too many reasons we have to cancel band practice – often medical stuff. And so, we hadn’t been able to get together since before getting the pups, until today. Turning it up to band volume and in the mix, I was blown away!!! It was what I’d always wanted but never quite had – and I’ve been at this guitar thing since 1959!! My amp (could very well be my last amp!) is a Quilter Mach 3 combo, with a Wheelhouse 150 speaker. I run a Boss MS3 in a 4CM config to get extra effects/drives/boosts, etc. I’m the lead player so there’s a lot of space for me to fill. I usually play with some level of drive, either from the amp or effects like TS or RAT models in the MS3, but today I did much more loud clean – in part because the 2 and 4 position quack tones were so amazing. I forgot about the ‘add bridge/neck)’ pot until near the end of our 3 hour session when I used it and a whole other sonically beautiful palette opened up. I’m no virtuoso, but my bandmates love my playing and were especially complementary today. I usually leave sessions completely exhausted/drained. Not today. I’m still so excited about having my dream (parts) strat that is really all I’ll ever need. The other guitars in my rack are going to be feeling neglected, I’m afraid. So it goes. Thank you, Lindy, et al for these killer pickups.

  2. Ed Smoak

    Verified Purchase

    I’ve been playing Fralin pickups for nearly 30 years. They always have that little extra percent or two of love and care that jumps right off a track! Sweetness I call it. This pickup set is no different. Sounds better than I had hoped for. Thank you again Lindy and crew. Special!!

  3. Cameron Cochran

    Verified Purchase

    It came packaged very securely, and it sounds Incredible! I primarily play worship music, so I knew I wanted something very versatile. The split blade singles give some unique tones, and the humbucker is great for soaring lead lines. I definitely made the right choice! Thank you Lindy!!

  4. Ryan

    Verified Purchase

    I’ve had my Strat for 20+ years. It was my first guitar and I’ve always loved how it inspired me to keep playing after all these years. I was hesitant to change the pickups for so long because of this but let me tell you…Fralin is NO JOKE. Once installed, the HSS split blade guard breathed new life into my Strat and made me feel like that kid that was picking up the guitar for the first time again. The clarity, warmth and under the hood add-ons you can customize are just so cool and WORTH EVERY PENNY. I could not be happier and HIGHLY RECOMMEND getting one of these for your Strat.

    Thank you Lindy and team for sending some of your guitar magic into my home!

  5. Charles Van Allen

    Recently while looking for my next guitar to buy, Ifound myself in a funny possition. I WANTED A NEW ULTRA LUXE BY FENDER. But I wanted it in Ash and I really wanted a hardtail. But I wanted it in a Hss. But the only Hss, ultra luxe, came with a Floyd Rose bridge. I don’t use a wammy bar. So I went with the 3 single coils. Noisless. With the S1 switch,ash body and maple neck. And It’s an awsome guitar. But still not a Hss. So I decided to have a Hss loaded pickgaurd made. I decided to put the new fralin loaded pickgaurd on my American Professional Fender strat. So I ordered a Hss from Lindy Fralin. I had a pure paf 8.2 k put in the bridge . And 2 Single coil blues specials in the neck and middle possitions. A coil splitter for the humbucker and a bright switch in the top tone knob.also had a 0.047 mfd Film & oil cap/ tone cap. And Installed a mojo tone input jack in guitar as well. I ordered on oct 27 and it came in approx 4 weeks later. It took maybe 45 minuts to install. I decided to wait A bit on review. I’d play my ultraluxe a bit, my Tex special 2000 fender and my lindy. Listening to them all. The ultra luxe is Fenders latest and greatest thing out. And Tex special a awsome sounding top shelf guitar. As was my american professional with original vmod pickups. They are all exellent sounding guitars. And the fralin pickups sound every bit as good as the ultra luxe. The blues specials have a warm smoothness to them. I was at a loss I couldnt call one better then the other when I set everything at the same levels. The fralins are top notch right along with my ultra luxe. And I finally have my Hss strat and the Hss is excellent. Splitter works like a charm and I couldn’t be happier with the smooth warm sound coming out of my strat. Thank you Mr. Lindy for an awsome good quality set up. I doubt I’ll use the bright switch but who knows I might get bored and want a change. The fralins cost a bit extra but they are top notch. I am very satisfied with my purchase. Perhaps its time to be satisfied and just play all these guitars I have. Or not. Maybe just one more…

  6. Tsuyoshi Ishida

    Verified Purchase


    Simply the best set of pickups I have ever purchased! Many thanks ???

  7. Pedro Armenta

    Verified Purchase

    The wiring itself was beautiful which made installation a breeze. Most importantly, the pickups sound amazing and are incredibly versatile!

  8. Jason Hamilton

    Verified Purchase

    Awesome pups!

    These things sound fantastic. Very clean/articulate tight sound. The customer service to help transfer to a new pickguard was unreal. Great company!

  9. James Nardi

    Verified Purchase

    The Tone Coaches Win Again?
    This is my second set up pick-ups from Lindy Fralin. Years ago I tried a set of vintage strat pups and they’re the best.
    I emailed the Tone Team at LF exactly what I was looking for based on what I was playing. I wanted an HSS to get the best of noiseless strat and ’59 Humbucker in the same set. I wanted similar volume outputs to represent each of the tonal needs. I got exactly what I needed. There’s so much flexibility in this setup. In addition to great tone, the sustain on the Humbucker goes for days. The pre-wired solution made the install easy peasy, and I liked the fact that it was wired upright.

    In addition to delivering a great product. The communication response was timely and pro level. Including the order follow up and notifications.

    Thanks, Team Fralin!

  10. Norman Trahan

    Verified Purchase

    Why did i wait so long
    The H-S-S config I got is just incredible, I put it in my 97′ Fender Strat plus. This Strat new came with lace sensors which I replaced soon after with some Fender Vintage noiseless pups….now those pups were nice but over the years I went to a Dimarzio HS 2 in the neck and an HS 3 bridge, middle was a Seymour Duncan Vintage Rail….and that set up was OK but it was missing something. Previously I bought the Fralin split blades for my Warmoth Tele and I really like them, so I made the move to get the Split Blades for my Strat, but I wanted the move to be worth it from what I was replacing…..So i went all out and got the PAF dual humbucker in the bridge with two split blades in neck and middle. I also got a master Tone and a blender pot…..and Wow! what a difference it made on this 9.5lb Strat… was worth the move! I got it prewired and i’m glad I did, their work is really clean……Nice job guys!

  11. John O’Connor

    Verified Purchase

    If you want the best you go to the best!
    This is the 3rd or 4th set of p/u’s I have purchased from Lindy. They always sound great. I have purchased this one already wired and the workmanship is outstanding. I had purchased early the tele 4 way switch and controls which was excellent also.

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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 Split Blade Pickguard.
  • Our parts and wire lengths are designed to work seamlessly with our Prewired HSS Strat Split Blade 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.