Prewired Strat Pickguard

    (196 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.






    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.













    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:





    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.

      I would like to purchase the "Blues" prewired pickguard for my Stratocaster but I have a few questions before I order it. 1. What pot would you recommend for the Blues pickups? 2. What tone cap(s) works best with the Blues pickups? 3. What is the stock tone control configuration on a vintage Strat. Thank you, Bobby
    1. Q I would like to purchase the "Blues" prewired pickguard for my Stratocaster but I have a few ques...... Read more

      Hey Bobby,

      We recommend 250K pots and a 0.02mfd cap with our Blues Specials. Most Vintage Fenders had a Neck and Middle tone for Tone 1, and a separate Bridge tone for Tone 2. We recommend a Master Tone in Tone 1 and a Blender Pot in Tone 2 for a simpler, more intuitive, and versatile tone!

    2. I have a Fender Foto Flame Stratocaster. I would like to purchase a pre-wired pickguard and was wondering if your 3 ply 11 hole pickguard will drop-in my guitar? Thank you, Bobby
    3. Q I have a Fender Foto Flame Stratocaster. I would like to purchase a pre-wired pickguard and was w...... Read more

      Hey Robert, yes, our Prewired Pickguard will drop right in to your guitar. - Tyler

    4. 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
    5. Q Hi! I have all my options picked, but don't know enough about the pot styles to make "the right" ...... Read more

      Hey Paul, we recommend going with 250K for your configuration. - Tyler

    6. 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.
    7. Q Hi, good day! I would just like to ask if there is an option/special request available for a Stra...... Read more

      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

    8. 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?
    9. Q Would it be possible to do a standard vintage Strat Pot layout? Eg. Volume - Neck Tone - Middle T...... Read more

      Hey William, absolutely - just let us know in the "notes" field, and we'll do it however you like. - Tyler


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    196 Genuine Reviews for Prewired Strat Pickguard

    1. Jonathan Clark
      Verified Buyer

      I got the high output pickups in all 3 positions and I think they’re great. It’s a great combination of clarity, dirt, and body (sometimes strats just sound thin or weak). This sounds like a Stratocaster but totally fixes that problem. In a perfect world they wouldn’t have single coil him but what are you gonna do? The world isn’t perfect but Fralin pickups are as close as you can get.

    2. John Donadio
      Verified Buyer

      The pre wired pickguard is the way to go. The wiring is clean and it’s a perfect fit and simple installation. The 54 pickups live up to all of the positive reviews and then some. I dropped these in a Fender Robert Cray hardtail body with and old Fender USA standard neck and the guitar came to life! The custom shop ceramic pickups fender puts into the RC sound like cheap toys next to Lindy’s pickups. All of my guitars have Fralin’s in them and for good reason. A Fralin makes the best organic sounding pickups there is. I’ve tried many of the top ones out there and always come back to Fralin pickups. The 54’s differ slight from the vintage hots. There is more sparkle with the 54’s and expanded frequency range to me ears without and harshness in the top end at all. I love the VH pickups too but it’s nice to have two killer strats with two different sets. I play cleaner tones and fingerstyle only. My amps are a 55 tweed deluxe and a 52 tweed pro and I only use a bit of verb or slapback. If you are a purist like me tone wise, you just can’t go wrong with Fralin’s in my opinion. Top notch for the tones I use!

    3. Gilbert Trujillo
      Verified Buyer

      Ordered a pre-wired strat pickguard for a Fender CS strat that was SSH and I wanted SSS. I ordered a neck and middle Woodstock and a high output bridge pickup with a baseplate. I also ordered a treble bleed kit as well. I really like the tone of everything, very stratty in a late 60’s vibe. I have an all original ’65 strat and the CS is a bit brighter with more mids so I’m glad it’s different. I gig the CS and this will work out great.

      The only thing I notice is that the treble bleed really dumps the bottom end out, much more than other guitars I have that have treble bleeds (all of them). My ’65 has one (I put it in years ago) and that guitar sound more natural when the guitar is turned down. I notice Fralin sent another cap, maybe it’s to change the treble bleed? I’ll have to ask them.

    4. Scott Curry
      Verified Buyer

      I got the Vintage Hot Strat pickups in a prewired pickguard, parchment pearloid, with a push-pull tone pot and blend pot. For the tone pot, I have the standard cap (0.02) in the down position and the magic cap in up. My overall impression of the pickups is they are fantastic.

      I previously had a Kinman Blues set, which I had for 15+ years. And while they are nice and have very low noise, there was something missing. The Vintage Hots have an extra sparkle that makes them sound what you expect a great Strat pickup should sound like. They are not too bright either, but have an upper midrange presence and tight bass that goes well with my amp, a Fender Tweed Bassman modified with 6V6 tubes. I also played them through a bunch of boutique amps at my local guitar shop and they sound excellent in those amps as well.

      It took about two and a half weeks from my order date to receive the pickguard. Installation was easy as I’m pretty handy with a soldering iron. One issue I did have was the tone pot didn’t seem to do anything. I emailed them and got a call almost immediately. After talking to them, I took photos and sent them in. There was a wire missing from the tone pot to the switch for which they apologized profusely. I missed it too when I looked. They offered to pay for shipping to repair, but I said I could do it. They then gave me 15% off my next order, which I will gladly take as I want to build up a telecaster.

      Overall build quality was excellent and service was excellent. The blend pot acts somewhat like a tone pot in that blending the neck pickup in cuts some of the highs down on the bridge pickup. The magic cap does this as well for the bridge pickup. The only thing I would change would be to have the magic cap in the down position. I don’t use the tone pot much except on the bridge. I may change this next time I change strings.

      I am very pleased my choice of pickups and pickguard and highly recommend Fralin.

    5. Ken Benoit
      Verified Buyer

      Received my pre-wired tortoise shell pickguard, with Vintage Hots installed. I installed it, along with the custom output Jack, on my MIM Strat. Great instructions which made the installation very easy. I plugged it into my Twin Reverb amp, and WOW! Absolutely beautiful tone! The clarity is awesome! Each of the five positions sound great. The blender knob opens up more tonal variety.
      I have Fralin pickups in my American Deluxe Tele. Those pickups are awesome, as well.
      Many, many thanks to Lindy and his associates for taking the time to answer all my questions in assisting me to select the best pickups for both guitars. Received a lot of compliments on the tone of both guitars!

    6. Kurt Kempeneers
      Verified Buyer

      I ordered vintage hot single coils ( prewired ) for a stratocaster that I built for my son. They sound amazing ! Happy son, happy dad

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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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