Prewired Strat Pickguard

The Ultimate Prewired Pickguard Choice

$355$372

( 256 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.

 

 

 

 

Options

Customize your Prewired Strat Pickguard:

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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.

Notice

Due to the nature of Raw Nickel, Raw Nickel may contain slight cosemetic defects or abrasions.

Recommendation

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

Notice

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.

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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:

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!

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

 

 

 

 

 

Sound

Load your pickguard with a Complete Set or Mix and Match between our entire Strat® pickup line! Check out our sound samples below:

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We have 7 outputs of our Prewired Strat Pickguard. Compare them below.

About these Sound Clips:

All sound samples are played from Neck Position First and Bridge Position Last.

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Appearance

We only use the finest-quality, USA-Made pickguards available. Our pickguards are standard USA-Made 11-hole Stratocaster pickguards, unless you choose Single Ply, which is an 8-hole vintage-style pickguard. See below for the color options:

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 Cover Color

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

Lindy Fralin Strat Covers In A Line

Installation

Our installation is super-simple! Check out our Installation Video below:

Prewired Strat Pickguard FAQ's

General FAQs

Here are quick answers to common questions we get:

    Product FAQ's

    These are frequently asked questions about our Prewired Strat Pickguard. If you have a question that you don't see listed here, click "Ask A Question" in the Quick Links section above.

    • Can I return my pickguard?

      No. Your pickguard is completely custom-built for you, so we cannot accept returns.

    • What warranty applies to the pickguard?

      10 Years on our Pickups, 1 Year on electronics, parts, and pots.

    • What does the baseplate do?

      The Baseplate adds a touch of power and output to the Bridge pickup. This mod is removable and is only available on certain models.

    • What does the Bright Switch mod do?

      The Bright Switch modification adds a bit of clarity, brightness and output when you pull up on the push-pull modification. This mod only affects pickups installed with 250K pots, so it won’t work on our Steel Pole 43’s and High Outputs.

    • What does the Volume Kit do?

      The Volume Kit (or Treble Bleed circuit) prevents your tone from getting darker when you roll your volume down.

    • Does my Pickguard come with Hardware?

      Yes! We ship all pickguards with the screws needed to install your pickguard.

    • Do you sell Matching Backplates (Tremolo cover)?

      Yes, we do! Simply check “Add matching backplate” in the “Options & Upgrades” box.

    • Can I send you my pickguard to wire up?

      Yes, you can! Order a Prewired Pickguard from us and let us know in the “Notes” field that you are sending us a Pickguard. Don’t select Tortoiseshell / Pearloid options as they are more expensive. Reference your invoice number on the new pickguard you send to us. Please note, you do not get a refund if you send your own pickguard in.

Customer Reviews

256 Genuine Reviews for Prewired Strat Pickguard

  1. Robert Gonzales

    Verified Purchase

    Beyond Belief!
    Bought these to replace my American standard Strat pups. Was not expecting the amazing sound and tone I got from these. They blew away the originals ten fold!

  2. Edwin Colvin

    Verified Purchase

    Awesome Sounds! I cannot believe all the tone plus the blender knob great tone.

  3. Matt Malec

    Verified Purchase

    Real 54’s bring new life to my strat! I am writing to tell all at the Fralin site and anyone thinking about a complete 54 package that the Real 54’s are beyond great and brought a new vibrance to my 96 Strat. Easy install and the tone was instant. Thanks Lindy and everyone for a great product, service and super price. Regards, Matt

  4. Tom Graves

    Verified Purchase

    I am still dialing in the sound I want. The pickups are fantastic. I am very pleased with the customer service and getting it to me in such good time.

  5. Kim Mitchell

    Verified Purchase

    I couldn’t be more pleased with the sound of these Fralin Vintage Hots. I love the glassy sound without being abrasive. All positions sound just fantastic with the bridge pickup having just a bit of extra grease. I ordered a pre-wired pick guard that arrived at my door in Canada in literally one week! Thanks! Their sound inspires me every time…expressive!

  6. Ron Whitehead

    Verified Purchase

    Customer added no additional comments.

  7. Ned Elzo

    Verified Purchase

    Great sound.
    After Seth Lee Jones installed the pickups I noticed a very good tone, which is very adjustable. They have that special quality of having a special tone, without turning to too much overload, which causes your guitar to sound muddy. Thank you for the quality job!

  8. Robert Ecker

    Verified Purchase

    What Strat pickups should be.
    These pickups are what I’ve decided to use. They are perfectly voiced for Fender black faced amplifiers. The blend knob is fantastic. The tonal options are near endless. The workmanship was perfect. I will be looking into the tele pickups, I suspect I’d be just as pleased.

  9. Donald Willson

    Verified Purchase

    A dream! Simply put, I now have the guitar of my dreams, incredible tone, awesome response, this pickguard turned my strat into my dream guitar.

  10. Harold Vance

    Verified Purchase

    In December, I bought the Strat pickguard pre-wired with three Vintage Hots and a Blender pot and installed it on my Warmoth partscaster Strat. They sound gorgeous on this rig, which has an unfinished roasted alder body and an unfinished goncalo alves neck and bocote fret board. I also had the neck PLEK’ed at Straight Frets in Austin, Texas last month. This guitar plays and sounds like a dream. The tone is unreal — it’s like some sort of super Strat. Thanks to Tyler for helping me select the pickups and other options. The blender pot is a lot of fun and I’m glad I got it.

  11. Trey Tate

    Verified Purchase

    Customer added no additional comments

  12. Aaron Sylvia

    Verified Purchase

    Mojo and magic
    I am not a great guitar player, but these pickups make even my sloppy playing sound good. I got a mixed set with a blues special in the neck and real 54s in the middle and bridge. It all works together for a real versatile sound. Made a couple of calls to the company as well and everyone was super friendly and willing to answer my questions and help out. Will buy again!

  13. Michael Cain

    Verified Purchase

    I ordered the custom pickguard with real 54 neck, vintage hot middle, and blues special bridge with base plate. They sound incredible. Huge improvement over the fender cs Texas specials that came with my Strat. Highly recommend. I highly advise speaking with a rep at Fralin to understand exactly what your ordering. The rep I spoke with helped me tremendously. Thanks!

  14. Lloyd Warren

    Verified Purchase

    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.

  15. Jonathan Woods

    Verified Purchase

    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!

  16. Frederick T. Benoit

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

  17. Matthew Koutz

    Verified Purchase

    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.

  18. kgjgtrplyr

    Verified Purchase

    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.

  19. 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!!

  20. Fatman

    Verified Purchase

    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!

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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.
HARNESSES:
  • 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.