Prewired Strat Pickguard

    (196 genuine reviews)

    $355$372

    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.

     

     

     

     

    PRODUCT OPTIONS:

    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.

    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.

    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!

    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 & 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.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Wiring

    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.

    Addons

    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.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Installation

    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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    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.

      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!
    1. Q Hi, I was wondering if the pre-wired strat pickguard includes shielding on the back of the pickgu...... Read more
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      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.

    2. 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
    3. Q I wanted to know if getting a split blade only in the bridge was an option. Also, how high is the...... Read more
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      Hey Robert, you can certainly do that. Please do the following:

      1. Select "Split Steel Pole Strat Bridge Upgrade"
      2. Use the "notes" field on the checkout screen OR product screen to request the split blade. I would recommend the High Output Split Blade.
    4. For a Stratocaster, does your 'Fralin Pickups Wiring' option use 50's wiring with the tone pot after the volume, or modern wiring, with the tone pot before the volume ?
    5. Q For a Stratocaster, does your 'Fralin Pickups Wiring' option use 50's wiring with the tone pot af...... Read more
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      Hey Gord, we do not use 50's wiring, but we can certainly do so if you request it in the "Notes" field on the checkout screen.

    6. I just installed my new prewired pick guard on my Strat. It sounds but I have a slight buzz when the 5 way switch is in the 1,3, & 5 positions. Is this normal or is there something I can do or check to get rid of it?
    7. Q I just installed my new prewired pick guard on my Strat. It sounds but I have a slight buzz when ...... Read more
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      Hey Kris, this is normal with single coil pickups. Our Blues Specials are single coils and therefore pick up hum. Take a read for more info here.

    8. Hi! I play Classic Rock, Blues, Old School R & B, and Jazz Rock Fusion. Before I pull the trigger on pre-wired Strat pickups, I'm concerned about even output on the unwound strings, primarily the high E and B on the bridge pickup and am not sure about what pole pieces would be best. I'd like a hotter bridge single coil (ala Jeff Beck), but without losing the tradition funky/clucky middle Strat tone combinations. Oh, and noiseless?Recommendati... Read more
    9. Q Hi! I play Classic Rock, Blues, Old School R & B, and Jazz Rock Fusion. Before I pull the tri...... Read more
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      Hey Leo, if you're concerned with hum, check out our Split Blade version of this pickguard. Otherwise, our Blues Specials feature the perfect amount of thickness and clarity and are a very versatile pickup. Read this article to check your fingerboard ... Read more

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    CUSTOMER REVIEWS

    196 Genuine Reviews for Prewired Strat Pickguard

    1. Trey Tate
      Verified Buyer

      Customer added no additional comments

    2. Aaron Sylvia
      Verified Buyer

      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!

    3. Michael Cain
      Verified Buyer

      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!

    4. Jonathan Woods
      Verified Buyer

      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!

    5. Frederick T. Benoit

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

    6. Matthew Koutz
      Verified Buyer

      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.

    7. kgjgtrplyr
      Verified Buyer

      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.

    8. 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!!

    9. Fatman
      Verified Buyer

      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.
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