Prewired Strat Pickguard

    (176 genuine reviews)

    $345.00$362.00

    Don’t settle for some one-size-fits-all generic pickguard. Design your own with the finest-quality materials in the industry. Our Strat Prewired Pickguards are the perfect product for anyone who wants the Fralin Tone, instantly. We use the finest materials available: from CTS® Pots, AllParts® Pickguards, and CRL® Switches.

     

    PRODUCT OPTIONS:
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    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.

    Pickguard Upgrades

    Choose a few Add Ons like our Baseplate and Volume Kit to add functionality to your Prewired Pickguard.

    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. We’re currently out of stock of 0.022mfd Paper And Oil Caps

    Include Plastic Knobs

    These knobs work on Split Shaft Pots only.

    Tremolo Cover

    Include a matching Tremolo Cover? This Tremolo Cover is an American Standard version and features one large hole for strings to go through. Not available in Left-Handed configurations.

    Output Jack

    Need a new Output Jack? We have Switchcraft and Pure Tone® Output Jacks in stock. Output Jacks are shipped loose and need to be soldered by the customer.

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    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.

    Split Steel Pole Strat Bridge Upgrade

    Check this box if you’d like to switch your Bridge Pickup to a Split Steel Pole Strat Bridge. This pickup is only available in White and Black and features a hum-free clean P90 tone.

    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 More



    Our Pickups, Your Personality.

    Want to learn more about our Prewired Strat Pickguard? Here's all the information you'll need:

    Prewired Strat Pickguard FEATURES:

    At Fralin Pickups, we’re always trying to make you sound better. The Fralin Prewired Pickguard offers the best tone and highest quality available. We use our world-famous pickups with the best ingredients we can get. We hand-wire our prewired pickguard with painstaking attention to detail.

    Furthermore, you can customize your pickguard exactly how you want it! With this Prewired Pickguard, you can have the famous Fralin tone and ease of mind. All you need to do is solder a few wires, screw it in, string it up, and you’re off rocking!

    Features:

    • The ultimate “Build Your Own” Stratocaster Pickguard
    • USA-Made pickups & electronics for superior quality
    • Hand-wired with USA-Made vintage cloth lead for a traditional look
    • Fully customizable – from appearance to function
    • Features a variety of Push-Pull mods for a personalized tone
    • Hand-assembled signed and dated by our pickguard craftsman
    • 10-year warranty on materials and craftsmanship

     

    Sound & Look

    Choose Your Pickguard

    We use the finest quality pickguards available. These are standard USA-Made 11-hole Stratocaster pickguards. The following options are available:

    We wanted to use the highest-quality, USA-Made pickguards available. We have Single Ply White (8-hole vintage style), 3-Ply White, Mint Green, Parchment, Black, White Pearloid, Parchment Pearloid, and Tortoise.

    Please note: that while we try and make every effort to make sure everything matches, different manufacturers and dye lots can cause subtle differences in hue and tone.

    Choose your pickups

    With our pickguards, you can choose any combination of pickups you would like. Load in a calibrated set of pickups like our best-selling Vintage Hots or Blues Specials, or mix and match!

     


    Choose your Cover Color

    Lindy Fralin Strat Covers

    Customize your look further with our Strat Pickup Covers. We have Black, Mint Green, Parchment (Aged White), and White covers available.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Wiring

    You can customize your wiring as well! We’ll wire your pickguard to your specifications. Most of the time, you’re going to use 250K Split Shaft Pots, as these work well with our plastic knobs. If you’re using your own metal knobs with a set-screw, choose Solid Shaft pots. Confused? Check out our in-depth article on pots and how to choose here.

    Here are some popular combinations:

    • Master Tone with a Blender Pot
    • Neck & Middle Tone and separate Bridge Tone
    • Master Tone 1 (.02 Cap) – Master Tone 2 (Magic Cap)

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Addons

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

    Knobs:

    Lindy Fralin Strat Knob Covers

    Matching Backplates:

    Fralin Pickups Matching Backplates

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

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Installation

    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! Follow the Installation Guide below, or watch the video:

    Prewired Strat Pickguard Questions And Answers:

      Good morning. I have a Squire Affinity Stratocaster that for all intents and purposes is a nice guitar…except for the thin sound it produces. I would like to install a pre wired pick guard with Steel Pole 42’s in all positions. Will your product install directly into the Squire? Thanks for your time and consideration.
    1. Q Good morning. I have a Squire Affinity Stratocaster that for all intents and purposes is a nice g...... Read more
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      Hey Geoff, yes - make sure you count the pickguard mounting holes and note that the holes might not match up 100%, leaving you to drill some pilot holes. That said, everything else should fit nicely!

       

    2. Would it be possible to get an 8-hole prewired pickguard?
    3. Q Would it be possible to get an 8-hole prewired pickguard?
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      Hey Kyle, yes - Single Ply White and Single Ply Black are both 8-Hole Pickguards.

       

    4. How long will my Pickguard take?
    5. Q How long will my Pickguard take?
      A It depends on the capacity of the shop at the time of ordering. Most Pickguards take approximately 2-3 weeks on average.
    6. Can you wire it up without the Pickguard?
    7. Q Can you wire it up without the Pickguard?
      A As it turns out, No. You can transfer all the wiring once you receive it. It’s time-consuming and unsafe to ship it without a pickguard.
    8. Can I return my Pickguard?
    9. Q Can I return my Pickguard?
      A No. Since these are custom and made to order, all pickguard sales are final. Returns and exchanges are not available.
    10. What if I don’t see exactly what I want?
    11. Q What if I don’t see exactly what I want?
      A Use the “Notes” field on the checkout screen to type in any special requests – we’ll try our best to accommodate you. Not all custom wiring options are possible.
    12. Why don’t I see Ground Jumper wires between all my parts?
    13. Q Why don’t I see Ground Jumper wires between all my parts?
      A Our pickguards have metal shielding that connects the metal parts together – we don’t need to use jumper wires.

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    Prewired Strat Pickguard Questions And Answers:

    At Fralin Pickups, we’re always trying to make you sound better. The Fralin Prewired Pickguard offers the best tone and highest quality available. We use our world-famous pickups with the best ingredients we can get. We hand-wire our prewired pickguard with painstaking attention to detail.

    Furthermore, you can customize your pickguard exactly how you want it! With this Prewired Pickguard, you can have the famous Fralin tone and ease of mind. All you need to do is solder a few wires, screw it in, string it up, and you’re off rocking!

    Features:

    • The ultimate “Build Your Own” Stratocaster Pickguard
    • USA-Made pickups & electronics for superior quality
    • Hand-wired with USA-Made vintage cloth lead for a traditional look
    • Fully customizable – from appearance to function
    • Features a variety of Push-Pull mods for a personalized tone
    • Hand-assembled signed and dated by our pickguard craftsman
    • 10-year warranty on materials and craftsmanship

     


    CUSTOMER REVIEWS

    176 Genuine Reviews for Prewired Strat Pickguard

    1. Tom fish

      Just installed with Vintage Hot in an EJ Strat. I had Fralin Split Blades in it which are awesome, just wanted to get a vintage strat tone. Played a gig last week. I’m really happy. The bridge has the baseplate installed and I kept going there all night. Usually not a bridge guy. Buy Fralins now

    2. Bill b

      Installed a pre-wired pickguard with Vintage Hots a few weeks ago. The strat originally was an HSS, then I installed a set of Tex Mex. It never really hit the sound I was after so decided to go Fralin. Talked to Lindy for 20 minutes (as he’s casually winding away), and decided on the details smallest to largest. In short, I love the sound now. Smokes on neck and quacks on 2 and 4. Should point out I’ve bought lots of pickups the past 20 years, many of them Fralins. Next up will be a set of Blues Specials for my CS tele.

      Top company, great folks who know their craft!

    3. Stephen Cheney
      Verified Buyer

      Sometimes, in life, you get what you are hoping for. Sometimes you don’t. The Fralin pick-ups I bought fall into the category of astonishment. Just f***ing gorgeous. Beautifully assembled with such remarkable sound. I would call them a bargain but that is hardly fair. They deliver exactly what they promised and then a magical bit more. There are more in my future, I hope.

    4. Dave
      Verified Buyer

      I have a standard American strat and was not getting the sound I wanted. I thought I would try new pickups before I got rid of it. Im so glad I did. It’s been my number one every jam night since.

    5. Bill B

      Received my Fralin wired pickguard and love it. Lindy was very helpful in making suggestions based on my wants, and is just a fun guy to chat with. I purchased a set of Vintage Hots with a magic cap on bridge, .02 neck, and left the middle pu unfiltered/ no tone control which increases quack. I had read about keeping the pickups low and tried that, however when I raised the neck and bridge up the strat really started to come alive. They are full of tone and are very consistent volume wise across all 5 settings. It sounds like a good vintage strat should, even with a good bit of od you can hear the quack coming through, and I’m enjoying that very much. The best pickups right here in RVA!

    6. davidchamberlin
      Verified Buyer

      After much deliberation and a phone call to Lindy I decided to get a loaded pick guard with 3 Vintage hots. The wiring job is immaculate to say the least. My build was somewhat “complicated” as I had the volume pot to pull into a bright switch and the middle tone to pull to change from a magic cap to a standard cap, leaving the 3rd tone to be used as a blender knob. Whew! How does it sound? Really fantastic! This went into my 89’ Ultra Strat that has hosted many different pickups. This has to be my favorite set up yet for this guitar. I wanted to make it more “sparkly/quacky” which I’ve done. The Magic cap is really magical and transforms the pups to a warmer ala Les Paul sound. Overall a great experience and highly recommended.

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    NOTES ON COLOR:
    • 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 Strat Pickguard.
    HARNESSES:
    • Our parts and wire lengths are designed to work seamlessly with our Prewired 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.
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