Prewired Strat Pickguard
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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Fully prewired and assembled and includes a set of Knobs, a Matching Switch Tip, and Mounting Hardware.
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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.
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
Customize your look further with our Strat Pickup Covers. We have Black, Mint Green, Parchment (Aged White), and White 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.
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.
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!
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:
Prewired Strat Pickguard Questions And Answers:
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Can an 8 hole pickguard be used instead of an 11 hole?
Q Can an 8 hole pickguard be used instead of an 11 hole?A
Hey Brian, yes - select Single Ply White or Single Ply Black. That's the only combination we have at the moment, and they are 8-Hole.
I ordered a prewired pickguard , and looking at the Installation instructions, I see there is no body cavity ground wire coming from volume pot. Only 2 ground wires. 1/ to input jack, 1/ to trem spring claw. On present wiring there is a third wire from the volume pot to the body cavity. Also note guitar body cavity has paint shielding. Is this an unneeded ground ,or does a ground wire to shielding cavity need to be added? Thank you so much for yo...
Q I ordered a prewired pickguard , and looking at the Installation instructions, I see there is no ...... Read moreA
Hey Ron, thanks for your question. Some guitars do not come with a body cavity ground, so we omitted it. That said, simply de-solder your existing connection from the pot and re-attach it on the volume pot to ground out your cavity.
Can you wire a pickguard with three single coils with a single tone knob vs the typical two (I.e., 1V1T)?
Q Can you wire a pickguard with three single coils with a single tone knob vs the typical two (I.e....... Read moreA
Hey Keith, yes! Select "Fralin Pickups Wiring" for a master volume, master tone, and blender pot.
Hi, I was wondering if the pre-wired strat pickguard includes shielding on the back of the pickguard to aid with noise? I also plan on shielding my Strat's cavity with copper. In you experience, is this enough to cut out 60-cycle hum? thanks!
Q Hi, I was wondering if the pre-wired strat pickguard includes shielding on the back of the pickgu...... Read moreA
Hey Peter, in our experience, we haven't had much luck with totally shielding the guitar and getting significant results out of it. That said, it shouldn't hurt anything! Our Prewired Pickguards feature shielding on the controls to help "star" ground all electronics. You can certainly add more shielding if you wish.
I wanted to know if getting a split blade only in the bridge was an option. Also, how high is the output relative to the vintage hots and the woodstock. ideally I want a slightly higher output in the bridge as to not get lost in the mix but not an strong enough bump to change the gain structure
Q I wanted to know if getting a split blade only in the bridge was an option. Also, how high is the...... Read moreA
Hey Robert, you can certainly do that. Please do the following:
- Select "Split Steel Pole Strat Bridge Upgrade"
- Use the "notes" field on the checkout screen OR product screen to request the split blade. I would recommend the High Output Split Blade.
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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.
- 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.
Wow! I’m super pleased with the 50s p bass hybrid split coil. Just amazing and full of tone. 5 star product, easy. I really want another ASAP.
a fantastic product and a beautiful wiring job.
These pickups have transformed my strat.
Great sound and definitely worth the price.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Lindy and all the staff at Fralin, in particular Ellen who was a great help in coordinating my order.
I have a 1962 MIJ Fender Strat (1986 model) but always felt that the pickups were “weak.” The guitar itself is beautiful and has aged well. Since coming across Fralins pickups several years ago, I thought it was time to do the right thing and finally give the Strat a bit of attention. I ordered a loaded pick guard with Blues specials in all three positions. The issue was that I wanted to ensure that the pick guard would drop straight in as the screw holding the pickguard on a ’62 is in the middle of the neck and middle pickup, whereas the newer strats (post “63) have the screw closer to the middle pick up. Ellen put me in touch with WD music, who arranged delivery of a pickguard suitable for my guitar to Lindy. The result was both sonically and visually perfect. The pick guard dropped straight in and as soon as I played the first few notes, the room just filled with a tone that I cannot describe. The guitar has come alive with power that just rumbles through you. The neck position is absurd. I absolutely love it.
I have had countless positive comments about the tone of the guitar.
I have a collection of 11 guitars however the ’62 strat was my first and is the most sentimental guitar I have. In recent years It has taken a bit of a back seat, but no more.
Thank you, Lindy, for the joy you have given me.