Customizable Prewired Strat Pickguard

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 7 customer ratings
(7 customer reviews)

$330.00$350.00

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.

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Pickup Stagger *

Choose between Stock Stagger and Hybrid Stagger.

Add-Ons

Tone Cap

We will hook you up with 2 tone caps if you choose two tone pots. We recommend choosing two different value caps for ultimate tonal variation. Please use the “Additional Information” field below to tell us which tone cap goes where. For instance, you may want a .02mfd Master Tone in Tone 1, and a Magic Cap in Tone 2.

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.

Tone Pot 1 Push / Pull Mods

Add even further functionality to your guitar with a Tone Pot modification.

Include Plastic Knobs

We have Plastic Knobs available – these will work for Split Shaft Pots only.

Include Tremolo Cover

We can provide the Tremolo Spring cover to match your pickguard choice. These have 6 Holes for your strings to go through.

Additional Information *

If you chose more than one tone cap, or any push-pull modifications, we need to know how you want to your guitar to work. use this field below to explain where you want the Tone Caps to go, and how you want the Push Pull mods to work.

(Example: .02 Master Tone on Tone 1, Magic Cap on Tone 2. For my push / pull volume kit, please engage it when pulled up.)

Prewired Pickguards – The Fralin Way

At Fralin Pickups, we’re always trying to make you sound better. With our Fralin Prewired Pickguard, you can rest assured that you will have the best sounding pickups available, with the finest quality parts on the market. You can customize your pickguard exactly how you want it, and we’ll make it to your specifications. With this Prewired Pickguard, you can have famous Fralin tone, instantly. All you need to do is solder a few wires, screw it in, string it up, and you’re off rocking! Here’s how to get it going:


Step 1: Choose Your Pickguard

We use the finest quality pick guards available, only from Allparts®. These are standard 11-hole Stratocaster pickguards. We have them available in the following plys and colors:

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.


Step 2: Choose your pickups

With our pick guards, you can choose any combination of pickups you would like. Feel free to load in a calibrated set of pickups like our best-selling Vintage Hots or Blues Specials, or mix and match your tone to truly make your guitar one-of-a-kind.

 


Step 3: Choose your Cover Color

Lindy Fralin Strat Covers

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


Step 4: Choose your Pots

You can customize your wiring, and 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 Volume – Master Tone – Blender

Master VolumeNeck & Middle ToneBridge Tone

Master VolumeMaster Tone 1 (.02 Cap)Master Tone 2 (Magic Cap)


Step 5: Choose your add-ons

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. 

Step 6: Install

Check out our installation guide below to put your new pick guard 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!

Installation Guide


F.A.Q’s:

  1. How long will my Pickguard take? Since we’re building it from scratch, give us about a week to put it together. We will always try to get it out beforehand.
  2. Can you wire it up without the Pickguard? As it turns out, No. Simply purchase an inexpensive pickguard, and you can pull out all the wiring once you receive it to put it in your own pickguard. It’s just too time consuming and unsafe to ship without a solid pickguard holding everything together.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. What if I don’t see exactly 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 want anything customized. We’ll make it to your specs.
  6. 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 really works well on the bridge pickup only.
  7. 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.
  8. What does a Baseplate do? A Baseplate is a steel plate that adds a little bit of bass and power to your bridge pickup.
  9. 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 together, thus we don’t need to use jumper wires.
Pickguard Color

White Single Ply, White 3-Ply, Black 3-Ply, Parchment 3-Ply, Mint Green 3-Ply, Tortoise Shell, Parchment Pearloid 4-Ply Pickguard, White Pearloid 4-Ply

Pickup Cover Color

White, Yellow (Aged-White), Black, Green

Neck Pickup

Real '54, Vintage Hot, Blues Special, High Output, Steel Pole 42, Steel Pole 43

Middle Pickup

Real '54, Vintage Hot, Blues Special, High Output, Steel Pole 42, Steel Pole 43

Bridge Pickup

Real '54, Vintage Hot, Blues Special, High Output, Steel Pole 42, Steel Pole 43

Volume Pot

250K Split (For Plastic Knobs), 250K Solid (For Metal Knobs)

Tone Pot

250K Split (For Plastic Knobs), 250K Solid (For Metal Knobs)

Tone Pot 2

Blender Pot, Tone Pot

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Reviews

7 reviews for Customizable Prewired Strat Pickguard

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Fatman (verified owner)

    I’ve been buying 3rd party prewired pickguards with Fralin’s in them for years but limited to what pickups and wiring the 3rd party was offering in their prewired pickguard. FINALLY, Fralin is offering prewired pickguards. Tyler at Fralin was awesome suggesting the right pickups for the tone I wanted. I immediately ordered a prewired pickguard with a Neck Vintage Hot, Middle Blues Special, and Steel Pole 42 for bridge in my Custom Shop Strat’. I was also able to get custom wiring (no mid p/u tone pot, a’ la’ EJ). This is the exact tone palette I’ve been trying to get with this Stratocaster! Not sure, but sounds RWRP since the 2 & 4 positions seem extremely quiet? Regardless, I can’t say enough about the tone, chime and fullness of these pickups. Love ’em! Thanks again all at Fralin…I know it takes a team!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Wil Hodge

    I’ve had seven Gibson Les Pauls over the years. I liked them all, but sold my last one, a 1975 Custom, a few years back and went to Strats, Teles and big hollow bodies for my Humbuckers. Anyone who’s ever owned an LP knows darn well that if they sell it, they will get another one sooner or later. When the LP jones hit, I realized new LPs came with a California zip code hanging on the price tag. Too rich for me. So, I opted to try what I was optioned, a new Epiphone Custom LP (500.00) and trying some better pickups. I play every Sunday at a big church in Atlanta. Lotta folks. Me up there playing an Epiphone really bothered the guitar snob in me because I gotta look like, as well as sound like I got good gear. I put a set of Fralins in that Epiphone with CTS 500 pots. (It was fun gutting the Epiphone, by the way) Holy Lord! What a difference! I now play the little and lighter Epiphone almost every Sunday now. And I play it proudly! Killer tone that doesn’t leave me when I turn the volume down from the guitar! That is huge!! I’m trying the Fralin Strat pickups on a build project I’m doing now. Can’t wait! These pickups are for real!!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    kgjgtrplyr (verified owner)

    I’ve been very happy with the pickups in my Strats but I’m always looking for something better, if it exists. After years of Fender, Seymour Duncan, Dimarzio etc. pickups and since I had heard so much about Fralin I decided to give them a try. This turned to be the best move I could’ve made. I don’t know how to explain what makes these pickups better but they are. Well worth the money. The prewired pickguard is the best way to go because of the options available (master tone control, magic cap for the bridge pickup, Fralin volume kit to keep your tone consistent when lowering the volume). Tyler was a big help with all the options so the Customer Service was amazing. Give these guys a try because I don’t see how anybody else could be better.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Matthew Koutz (verified owner)

    First point, having a presided pickguard made installing it myself so simple, no need for a tech. But that doesn’t even scratch the surface about how great these pickups are. I ordered the Blues special in all positions, with the baseplate, blender pot, and volume control added onto the pickguard. The result is a level of tone control I had not experienced in this guitar before (93′ American Strat Plus), giving it new life, and giving me more desire to play it. The lows are resonant without being muddy, and the highs have that wonderful bright Fender tone without the almost “tinny” sounds I was hearing before. I have had them for a few months and it has become my go to guitar for everyday playing.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Frederick T. Benoit

    Great stuff loved lace but these are better!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jonathan Woods (verified owner)

    The absolute in tone. This pre-wired pick gaurd was installed in a tired old 90’s strat (someone had swapped original pickups at some point).

    Holy. Cow.

    What a difference. The setup I have is as follows:

    -Bridge: Vintage ’54
    -Middle: Vintage Hot
    -Neck: Blues Special

    Considered this setup for quite a long time, and now that I have it, I wish I would have picked it up all long time ago.

    Just spectacular. Couldn’t ask for more, and worth every dollar. Thanks!

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lloyd Warren (verified owner)

    I have several boutique Strats and Strat-style guitars, most of them with rail/hum-cancelling pickups that I’ve used for years. I’ve loved them and the tone, but needed something different. I’ve read about Fralin’s for years and thought I’d give them a try. I ordered the pre-wired pickguard with the Vintage Hot in the neck, Real ’54 in the middle, and Blues Special in the bridge. Also, the Volume Kit and the Magic cap for the bridge position. I was surprised when I got a call from Tyler asking questions to make sure he wired it just the way I wanted it and offering suggestions…nice! When I got this everything was wired beautifully. 30 minutes to get it in. Another 10 to set it up and get the height just right and…my LORD! The TONE!!! My guitar came alive! Nuances and richness I hadn’t heard in years. And…no spike…chime, but not harsh. Surprisingly, for single coils, they are pretty quiet, as well…I won’t say there isn’t some hum…but nothing like other single coils I’ve played in the past. These pickups are amazing. PERIOD. I’m configuring the layout for my next set for another one of my guitars as I write this.

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