Prewired Strat Pickguard

    (230 genuine reviews)


    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.






    Lead Time

    A Lead Time of 3-4 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.

    Select Options Above To Display Add-Ons

    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.

    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.

    Heads up!

    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.

    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!


    • 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.

    Fralin Pickguard Colors

    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 In A Line


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













    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.


    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!

    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.











    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:





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    Prewired Strat Pickguard FAQ's

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    230 Genuine Reviews for Prewired Strat Pickguard

    1. Joe Halko
      Verified Buyer

      The vintage hot and sp43 combination are the best strat pickups I have ever heard. Really magic.
      I didn’t like the quality of the pick guard (flimsy) and the aged white knobs and pickup covers were just barely beige …mostly just white knobs. The pick guard I removed from my Fender Eric Johnson Virginia was cream colored as were the knobs and covers in comparison .
      But sonically the Fralin pickups are just spectacular.

    2. Chris Cane
      Verified Buyer

      Great pickups but… pickup height adjustment screws on the Fralin Blues pickups (which are hot) pick up static electricity from strumming; noisy audible clicks from Blues pickups mounted on a Fralin “hand built/ hand-wired” pickguard which is largely unshielded. Replacing with a fully-shielded Fender pickguard.

    3. Michael Albanese
      Verified Buyer

      These pickups are awesome, especially with the Split Steel Pole Strat Bridge! My Fender Pro Strat finally sounds and performs like it should. The one thing I wanted was a bridge pickup that wailed, and I got it. The Blender pot is really useful. Instead of rolling off the high end using the tone control, I can blend in some of the neck pickup. The result is the same except there is a bit more body in the sound because of the added signal from the neck pickup. Best upgrade ever. It was also stupid simple to do. Lindy provides great documentation on how to install

    4. Michael Watson
      Verified Buyer

      Installed my pre wired pickguard, loaded with the Blues Specials in my Warmoth strat. Great quality and improved tone in the middle and neck positions. Unfortunately, the bridge Blues Special, with the base plate just was not what I was looking for. Purely a matter of taste. I should have gone with something hotter in that position for the type of music I play. Ended up swapping out the bridge pickup with a Dimarzio Super Distortion single. I’m sure I will find a use for the bridge pickup somewhere down the line.

    5. Aaron Picard
      Verified Buyer

      Hi All, mine is a preloaded guard with three Real 54s. It’s installed on a 1994 40th Anniversary USA Strat, replacing a Bare Knuckle guard with Irish Tours I installed years ago. The Tours are AlNiCo 5 and overwound, likely similar to Blues Specials. They absolutely scream for leads. But I just couldn’t find the tone I hear from vintage Strats, especially at low volume. I’m still tweaking to find the right gain and eq at gig volume, but these Real 54s are magical. The neck is pure Strat, like the sound clip on Lindy’s site. Positions 2 and 4 are to die for. With the bridge tone goosed up a couple of notches, there is no treble loss in position 4 like I was hearing before. I should note I requested non-RWRP for the middle. Maybe it’s in my head but to my ears straight just sounds clearer. I also requested the tone bleed circuit to preserve highs when you roll back the volume. Awesome, a must have! A bone to pick however: the guard comes shielded only at the controls. At my first gig the hum with overdrive was manageable as long as I turned and stood exactly the right way. With distortion it was like a constant horn blowing no matter what I did short of killing the guitar volume. I’ve since had the cavity and guard fully shielded. Wow what a difference, highly recommended. This is probably the closest I’ll ever get to a real 50s Strat, so for what I was looking for I’m super happy with this change. Have emailed the shop and spoken with Lindy a couple of times now about this project and my other guitars, and the man knows so much he’s just amazing. Thanks to Lindy and the entire team, you guys rock!

    6. Jon Wittenberg
      Verified Buyer

      I ordered a pre-wired strat pick guard loaded with a set of blues specials that replaced stock set of fat 50’s. The pickups achieved exactly what I was looking for, a thicker, more well rounded sound. The turn around time was excellent, the workmanship is excellent and the pick ups offer a distinct upgrade to the original sound of the stratocaster.

      I have one comment regarding the blender pot. I decided to try out the blender pot in leu of the traditional tone pot in the bridge position. My experience is that it doesn’t offer much in the way of tone shaping. It is very slight. I think that if I were to do it again, I would probably stick with the traditional strat set up with the two tone controls.

    7. S Gray
      Verified Buyer

      The prewired guard was a quick and perfect drop-in fit in the Squire Strat I wanted to upgrade. It looks great and works beautifully, fully meeting my hopes and expectations.

      The improvement in sound over the stock Squire pickups is quite significant. Clean tones are very good, although I think there’s a limit to what the Squire Strat can do, for reasons other than the pickups. (I say that based on comparisons to my pre-CBS vintage Strats.) However, the pickups sound GREAT when I add a bit of sweetening through light (or heavy) overdrive pedals.

      I’m very satisfied. This was money well spent to take this very inexpensive guitar to a higher level.

    8. Geoff
      Verified Buyer

      Received the Prewired Strat Pickguard loaded with Vintage Hot pickups. Absolutely love it. The tone is great – definitely upgrade to my Strat. Because it was prewired, installation was super easy. It was a pro wiring job that I was able to install myself. Very happy!

    9. Steven Haynes
      Verified Buyer

      Workmanship and detailing outstanding. Tone may be in the ear of the beholder but anyone would be hard pressed to fault these in any way. I think the balance and articulation is conspicuously better than most. My only disappointment has been the taper of the volume pot (more like a on/off switch), which also has some audible scratchiness out of the box. The taper may have been a misunderstanding on my part.

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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 Strat Pickguard.
    • 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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