Prewired Strat Pickguard

(161 customer reviews)

$345.00$362.00

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.

PRODUCT OPTIONS:
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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.

Pickguard Upgrades

Choose a few Add Ons like our Baseplate and Volume Kit to add functionality to your Prewired Pickguard.

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.

Do you want to replace your existing screws and Output Jack? We can supply them for you!

Include Plastic Knobs

These knobs work on Split Shaft Pots only.

Tremolo Cover

Include a matching Tremolo Cover? This Tremolo Cover is an American Standard version and features one large hole for strings to go through. Not available in Left-Handed configurations.

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 More



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:

  • 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

 

 

 

 

 

Overview

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!

 

 

 

 

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

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:

  • Master Tone with a Blender Pot
  • Neck & Middle Tone and separate Bridge Tone
  • Master Tone 1 (.02 Cap) – Master Tone 2 (Magic Cap)

 

 

 

 

 

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!

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.

 

 

 

 

 

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:

 

 

 

 

 

 

FAQs

  • How long will my Pickguard take? One week on average.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • What does a Baseplate do? A Baseplate is a steel plate that adds a little bit of bass and power to your bridge pickup.
  • 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.

 

 

 

 

 

Prewired Strat Pickguard Questions And Answers:

Have a question about our Prewired Strat Pickguard? Leave it here! We will answer your question within 24 hours.

4 Questions about Prewired Strat Pickguard

  1. Hey, how are you guys! Does the pre wired pick guard have to be soldered at all? Or it’s ready to install and go!?

    1. Hey Larry, we’re doing great, thanks! All you need to do is solder 2 or three wires – the Output Jack White & Black, and make sure your tremolo claw is soldered as well. It’s super simple and should only take 10 minutes.

  2. Hi there. Is the 1-ply white pickward 8 bolt?

    1. Yes, both 1-Ply pickguards are 8-Hole.

  3. Can I request a non-RWRP middle pickup? That is, two Real 54 neck pickups for the neck and middle positions?

    1. Hey Joshua, of course! Just use the “notes” field to request this.

  4. I recently purchased a split pole pickup. Can it be installed with 2 Blues Special pickups prewired. Also, what would be the recomended and optional pot comfigurations?

    1. Hey Bruce,

      I’m a bit confused on your question. Are you referring to a pickup we are currently making, or one that you currently have? If we’re still making the Split Blade / Split Steel Pole, we can stop the order and get a Prewired Pickguard in the works for you. If you currently have the pickup, you can’t send it in for pre-wiring at the moment. Regarding the Pot Values, we recommend 250K pots, and the Vintage or High Output Split Blade models will match nicely with the Blues Specials.


CUSTOMER REVIEWS

161 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. Lloyd Warren
    Verified Buyer

    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.

  5. 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!

  6. Frederick T. Benoit

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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!!

  10. 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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