Customizable Prewired Strat Pickguard

4.92 out of 5 based on 66 customer ratings
(66 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.

Order Notes

To speed up your pickguard, we need to know which tone cap goes where – please use this field to give us all information!

Prewired Pickguards – The Fralin Way

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 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

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

Step 1: Choose Your Pickguard

We use the finest quality pick guards available, only from Allparts®. These are standard 11-hole Stratocaster pickguards. The following options are available (note):

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 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!

 


Step 3: 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.


Step 4: Choose your Pots

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:

  • Volume – Master Tone – Blender
  • VolumeNeck & Middle ToneBridge Tone
  • 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.

Technical InfoInstall:

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:

 

 


FAQF.A.Q’s:

  1. How long will my Pickguard take? One week on average.
  2. Can you wire it up without the Pickguard? 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.
  3. Can I return my Pickguard? No. Since these are custom and made to order, all pickguard sales are final. Returns and exchanges are not available.
  4. What Pots should I use? Most of the time, 250K Split Shaft pots will work best. They are for guitars with single coil pickups and plastic knobs. If you have metal knobs, go with Solid Shaft Pots. To order Solid Shaft Pots, please use the “notes” field on the checkout screen.
  5. Do you offer Pickguards in Left Handed Configuration? Yes – we only offer them in the following 4 options: White 3 Ply, Black 3-Ply, Parchment 3-Ply, and White Pearloid. Please use the “Notes” field to request Left Hand after you’ve selected your options. Note: We can’t perform common push-pull mods on Left-Handed Pickguards. 
  6. What if I don’t see exactly what I want? Use the “Notes” field on the checkout screen to type in any special requests – we’ll try our best to accommodate you. Not all custom wiring options are possible.
  7. 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.
  8. 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, and Neck and Bridge combinations with a Blender Pot.
  9. What does a Baseplate do? A Baseplate is a steel plate that adds a little bit of bass and power to your bridge pickup.
  10. Why don’t I see Ground Jumper wires between all my parts? Our pickguards have a metal shielding that connects the metal parts together – we don’t need to use jumper wires.

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  1. 4 out of 5

    Jean-Pierre Slabbaert (verified owner)

    Great blues pickups! Great sound and very well assembled on the new pickguard. Pity the colour of the knobs don’t match with the pickguard

  2. 4 out of 5

    John McLoughlin (verified owner)

    Set of Vintage Hot, in wired Pick Guard.
    I’ve left this review for a while so I could play and compare to other pickups. Have to say a little underwhelming after reading lots of reviews. I ordered these to replace a set of City Limits Tone riders, but I’m not convinced paying 3 times the price was worth it. Also had to replace Tone bleed as decided the installed values weren’t to my taste. My 2 other Strats have Seymour Duncan Antiquity set and Bare Knuckle Irish Tour set. I think both would shade it, in my opinion.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Ian Myers (verified owner)

    Real 54s with blender pot
    I got rid of a Fender American HSS pickguard with a decent tone, but the whole setup was very unbalanced. The Fralin Real 54s sound amazing, however, the Blender Pot is wired in reverse. 10 is off, and 0 is full on. Impressed enough to buy again. Eventually, I plan on moving up through the years of pickups.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Michael Stocksdale (verified owner)

    Solid except for the cap.
    Love the pickups, but the magic cap in the bridge was a big mistake for me. Even though it boosted the mids, I couldn’t get rid of a harsh top end, no matter where the control was set. Once I replaced it with a 22 cap, I felt like the bridge pu really started to shine. The baseplate adding thickness and low end to the bridge was more apparent without the magic cap as well. Maybe I just got a dud, but for my ears, the magic cap didn’t match the description on the website. Having said all that, fralin pickups have really breathed new life into my 90s American Strat. Also, I got the prewired pickguard, and the fralin pickup selector switch is noisier than my old one. Almost very satisfied!!

  5. 4 out of 5

    Frank Accurso (verified owner)

    What Fender Should Have Placed in Their 72 Strat!
    For 40+ years I’ve been looking for that right combination of Strat, box, amp, etc., that allows for the sweet, ringing chime of Strat, with the sustain of Gilmour, and the impending explosion of Hendrix. And, just a little hair and crunch for a chord or 2. Until now, the bass response has been flabby and loose. I had to revert to Series wiring.

    I can go on about some of your competitors offerings; too humbucky; too much like a Tele; not much difference at all from the originals.

    Now, for the Lindy’s. I’m glad I ordered the “High Output” Strats. Your scale might be a bit conservative, but no matter. They are precisely what I was looking for. Sweet clean, sweet with a little bit of crunch, with the ability to fully take advantage of a Fender amp at the sweet spot.

    My only complaint has more to do with your web site (and the gentleman who answered the phone when I questioned him about some of choices when ordering). Primarily the Bright Switch push/pull Volume and Tone pot selection. I opted for the volume. All this does is bypass the volume – in effect setting it to 10 – when pulled out. I find it easier to roll the volume up and down with my pinky. I was about to rip the damn thing out – cleaner signal, you know. Then i figured i didn’t have to use it, kind of like an appendix. This is the reason I didn’t give this product a 5.

    Thanks for an excellent product.

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