Prewired Strat Pickguard

    (190 genuine reviews)

    $345$362

    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, USA-Made Pickguards, and CRL® Switches.

     

     

     

     

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    Split Steel Pole Strat Bridge Upgrade

    Upgrade your Strat Bridge to a Split Steel Pole Strat Bridge. Available in White or Black only. Available in only one output.

    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.

    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.

    Notice

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

    Recommendation

    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

    Lead Time

    A Lead Time of 2-3 Weeks is just an estimate. Lead Times are subject to change depending on the current shop capacity and size of the order. We will always try to complete your order quicker than the stated lead time.



    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:

    Have a question about our Prewired Strat Pickguard? Ask it here. Your Question will be publically visible.

    If you want to ask a Private Question, please contact us through our Contact Us Form.

    If you have multiple questions, please call us at (804) 358-2699.

      Hi! I have all my options picked, but don't know enough about the pot styles to make "the right" decision. I'm going with an SSS, Vintage Hot in all positions, stock stagger, with tone controls functioning as tone-neck/middle, and tone-bridge. For this configuration what do you recommend: 250K, 300K or 500K? Thanks
    1. Q Hi! I have all my options picked, but don't know enough about the pot styles to make "the right" ...... Read more
      There are no answers for this question yet.
    2. Hi, good day! I would just like to ask if there is an option/special request available for a Stratocaster wiring with the option of having the bridge and neck pickup together (like in a tele middle position) which can be activated through a push-pull pot. I believe this is called the "7-Sound Stratocaster wiring". Thank you.
    3. Q Hi, good day! I would just like to ask if there is an option/special request available for a Stra...... Read more
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      Hey Doran, we don't have it in a Push-Pull pot, but you can select a Blender Pot in Tone Pot 2. This will allow you to get Neck and Bridge tones and use the pot's sweep to actually blend the other pickup in gradually. For example, if you were on your Bridge pickup, turning the Blender Pot will gradually activate the Neck pickup and vice versa. In the Middle Positions, you can get all three pickups on at the same time. - Tyler

    4. Would it be possible to do a standard vintage Strat Pot layout? Eg. Volume - Neck Tone - Middle Tone? Or do we have to use the more modern layout? Eg. Volume-Neck & middle tone-Bridge tone?
    5. Q Would it be possible to do a standard vintage Strat Pot layout? Eg. Volume - Neck Tone - Middle T...... Read more
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      Hey William, absolutely - just let us know in the "notes" field, and we'll do it however you like. - Tyler

    6. Since there are no left handed push/pull pots.. do you guys offer any other option for a neck on mod/7-way switching? Such as a mini toggle? Thanks.
    7. Q Since there are no left handed push/pull pots.. do you guys offer any other option for a neck on ...... Read more
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      Hey Jeff, as it turns out, we don't have any super switch or Mini Toggle options, I apologize for the inconvenience. - Tyler

    8. Do you offer a treble bleed circuit on pre-wired pickguards?
    9. Q Do you offer a treble bleed circuit on pre-wired pickguards?
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      Hey Stephen, Yes - select our Volume Kit. It's a Treble Bleed Circuit.

    10. Hi ! Do your 3-ply pickguards fit on a MIM Stratocaster (with modern 11 holes pickguard) ? Are your pots dimpled back ones ? And do you have a vintage taper (30% taper) option for the volume control ?
    11. Q Hi ! Do your 3-ply pickguards fit on a MIM Stratocaster (with modern 11 holes pickguard) ? Are yo...... Read more
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      Hello Christophe, our pickguards should fit a MIM 11-Hole perfectly. Our pots do have dimpled backs. Our taper is Audio Taper.

    12. Just want a pre wired pickguard with 54 in each position, do these have the 60 cycle hum? Also what do you recommend for the pots and that set up? Really don’t want any noise, but definitely want that clarity. ?
    13. Q Just want a pre wired pickguard with 54 in each position, do these have the 60 cycle hum? Also wh...... Read more
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      Hey Daenen,

      Yes, our Real 54's are single-coil pickups, so they pick up 60-cycle hum. If I were you, I'd check out our SSS Split Blade Prewired Pickguard, and select the Vintage Output pickups.

    14. Hi, I would like to buy a pre-wired Blues Special pickguard. My Strat has a Humbucker at the bridge position...HSS-Shawbucker. I would like to switch to a single coil at the bridge for a traditional look. Would this be a problem if I ordered a pre-wired SSS. Would the guitar have to be modified? BTW, I love my Blues Specials on my Telecaster!! George Boyle (734) 716-4169
    15. Q Hi, I would like to buy a pre-wired Blues Special pickguard. My Strat has a Humbucker at the brid...... Read more
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      If you are able to fit a humbucker in the Bridge, you'll have no issues fitting a SSS pickguard!

    16. Can you do a single p90 prewired Strat pickguard?
    17. Q Can you do a single p90 prewired Strat pickguard?
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      Hey Wade, as it turns out, we cannot - we're set up for the models we're set up for and at this time, we're too busy to take in custom work. We're sorry for the inconvenience.

    18. Can you do a loaded pickguard with two humbuckers.
    19. Q Can you do a loaded pickguard with two humbuckers.
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      Hey Joe, we can. This would be considered custom work at the moment, and you'd have to send us the pickguard of your choice along with a detailed letter explaining how you'd like it wired up.

    20. Hi, I am considering purchasing a Left Handed pre-wired pickguard as there seems to be a lot of improvements included, eg. the metal shielding & the opportunity to change the function of the tone pots to become Master Tone & Blend pots (I've never fully understood the standard Strat set-up after playing Tele's & LP's). I'd like to have the baseplate on the Blues Special bridge p/u as it will enhance the sound. My question is: would I ... Read more
    21. Q Hi, I am considering purchasing a Left Handed pre-wired pickguard as there seems to be a lot of i...... Read more
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      Hey Rod, I would account for at least +3/4" (~19mm) of space from the top of the instrument to the bottom of the cavity to accomodate for the pickup, baseplate, and leads. Our Single-ply White pickguard is 8 holes.

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      Hey Rod, I would account for at least +3/4" (~19mm) of space from the top of the instrument to the bottom of the cavity to accommodate for the pickup, baseplate, and leads. Our Single-ply White pickguard is 8 holes.

    22. Is the middle pickup automatically wound reverse polarity in order to make positions 2 & 4 hum cancelling or do I need to specify this? Thank you
    23. Q Is the middle pickup automatically wound reverse polarity in order to make positions 2 & 4 hu...... Read more
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      Hey Randall, our middle pickups are always RW / RP unless specifically asked for.

    24. Can you wire a pickguard supplied by the customer?
    25. Q Can you wire a pickguard supplied by the customer?
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      Hey Charles, we do not really like to perform these types of transactions. Instead, order any 3-ply pickguard (no upcharge) and simply transfer everything over when you get the pickguard.

    26. The truss rod on my stratocaster has heal access. The existing pickguard allows for this without removal. Can I send you my existing pickguard to load? If so what is the process and where do I send it. Thank you!
    27. Q The truss rod on my stratocaster has heal access. The existing pickguard allows for this without ...... Read more
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      Hey Randall, yes, we can accomodate this request. To do this, order a pickguard at full price (don't select any of the pearloid pickguards, as there's an upcharge). Use the "order notes" field on the checkout screen to let us know you'll be sending in your pickguard to load.

    28. Does the pre-loaded Stratocaster pickguard come with the 5 way selector switch installed? Volume and tone knobs are “add ons”? Do you recommend the bridge base plate for the blues specials set? Thanks John
    29. Q Does the pre-loaded Stratocaster pickguard come with the 5 way selector switch installed? Volume ...... Read more
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      Hey John, Yes, the selector switch and the standard pots are all included in the price. The only add ons are changing the standard pots to Push-Pull pots, or, adding additional functionality to the pot like our Volume Kit, for example.

       

    30. 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.
    31. 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!

       

    32. Would it be possible to get an 8-hole prewired pickguard?
    33. 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.

       

    34. How long will my Pickguard take?
    35. 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.
    36. Can you wire it up without the Pickguard?
    37. 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.
    38. Can I return my Pickguard?
    39. 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.

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    CUSTOMER REVIEWS

    190 Genuine Reviews for Prewired Strat Pickguard

    1. Jeff E
      Verified Buyer

      For my mid-80s MIJ Strat, I ordered a loaded pickguard with Vintage Hot in the neck and middle and the Split Steel Pole in the bridge. I had it wired with a master tone and blend pot. The master tone has the magic cap and the standard Fender value. All I can say is WOW! The Vintage Hots sound amazing. The SSP with some dirt is heavenly. I’m very pleased.

    2. Robert Dambacher
      Verified Buyer

      I have long been a Fralin fan – I have a set of Fralin P90s and a set of humbuckers in two different Guild electric guitars, a set of Fralins in my Jazz Bass, and I put a set in my son’s Telecaster. Every set has been awesome!!!

      Recently I purchased a Prewired Strat Pickguard with Blues Specials for my Fender American Strat – absolutely spectacular!!!! Major tone heavy – even my wife commented on how much better the Fralins sounded than the stock pickups. You just can’t buy better pickups than Fralins!!!!

      Robert Dambacher

    3. Vinod K
      Verified Buyer

      I purchased a Vintage hot set to upgrade my Eric Clapton start. I love the tone — and what I had previously, the noiseless vintage fender pickups – were not slouches. I love the clarity and definition of the new pickups. The folks at Lindy Fralin were super helpful on selecting the pickups, and also to make some changes and answer all my questions. Highly recommended!

    4. Grant Harrison
      Verified Buyer

      This is the 4th pre-wired pickguard I have purchased from Lndy Fralin, and I also have a custom made [Trevor Binford] Bass with Fralin P-Bass pickups., so you could reasonably guess that I am a fan of their products.
      The quality is undeniable. No one one makes better vintage style pickups.
      In the 50’s and 60’s , Fender guitars had a distinctive sound that many wanted , and /or copied. They no longer seem to have the ability to produce that sound, but a reasonably priced up-grade with Fralins pickups can give you that sound – and more.
      I primarily have bought vintage style pickups for Fender style guitars but there are a wide variety of other options, I am sure that they also do what Fralin claim. I have been very happy with all the products I have purchased, and would not hesitate to recommend them.

    5. Andrew Elstein
      Verified Buyer

      Simply the best. Purchased a preloaded pick guard with Real 54s in the neck positions and Blues Special in the bridge the sound is perfect. I have several vintage fenders and the loaded pick guard transformed my Strat to the perfect sound I was looking for. Just perfect strat tone. Fantastic pickups and super high quality components. Would not purchase pickups anywhere else. Lindy also provides great personal service. Very pleased!!

    6. Jeff Renfro
      Verified Buyer

      I ordered a pre-wired strat pickguard with a blues special in neck position, real 54 in the middle and a high output with base plate on the bridge. Volume, tone and blender. The sound is spectacular. I also have Fralin hum canceling P90s on a ES 339 which used to be my favorite guitar. Now I have two favorites. Top notch pickups and terrific customer service.

    7. Dennis Gall Sr
      Verified Buyer

      I love the 54s. My Strat finally sounds like it should. Simply amazing! Try a set with the hot vintage pickup in the bridge. I have a Tele that I will upgrade as soon as I can afford it. Money well spent without a doubt.

    8. Brian Love
      Verified Buyer

      I installed a set of Vintage Hot pickups in a pre-wired pickguard in my late 80’s Fender American Vintage ’62 Strat. I always liked the way this guitar played, but was never happy with the way is sounded. Once I replaced the pickups, the Strat sounded just like I imagined it should. I couldn’t be happier. Not only does it sound great, but the workmanship of the wiring is immaculate, and the new Tortoise Shell guard makes the guitar look perfect.
      Now quit reading reviews and go buy yourself some of these excellent pickups!

    9. Darren Gainer
      Verified Buyer

      I have had an anniversary strat for oh boy, 20 years plus and was never that happy with it. So it never got the love that the old Tele got. I finally decided to refinish it and upgrade the electronics. The strat S-1 system just sounded muddy, never liked it. Anyways, I ordered up all 54’s in a pre-wired and added the blender knob to the tone. I can’t be more emphatic about how brilliant the sound is. I am 100% in love with the clarity and the distinction between pups and the SPANK of the #2 position! I don’t know what else I can add. I have been listening to a lot of Ronnie Earle and while I may never sound like him, I believe my Strat now is capable of that clean beautiful tone. Thanks to Lindy and crew for bringing the Strat to life!

    10. Shannon
      Verified Buyer

      Vintage Hots – Hands down THE BEST strat pickups I’ve ever played! I updated my strat with a Fralin Vintage Hot loaded guard, and WOW what a difference. Crystal clear (but warm) and highly articulate pickups. Fantastic tones across all pickup positions. Stellar build quality, I could not be happier!

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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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