Prewired Strat Pickguard

The Ultimate Prewired Pickguard Choice

( 245 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.

 

 

 

 

Options

Select options for our 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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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.

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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

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

Sound Samples for Prewired Strat Pickguard:
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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:

Tech Specs

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We don't have Tech Specs at the moment, but we will have them up soon!

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.

Customer Reviews

245 Genuine Reviews for Prewired Strat Pickguard

  1. Carey
    Verified Buyer

    I couldn’t ask for a better loaded pick guard or service! They were very accommodating about a last minute change and really “delivered the goods”!

  2. B
    Verified Buyer

    Amazing sound and easy install. I’ll buy many more, I’m sure.

  3. Michael Black

    Bought a loaded pickguard for my Strat with your 54 in it wow nown away with the tone I’m getting just beautiful are articulate best sounding Strat I’ve got now THANK YOU !!

  4. Chris Cane
    Verified Buyer

    Solid 3 single coil strat sounding pickup set (Blues) better than most! Very excited to have played several gigs. My only issue is that the pre wired pickguard is noisy. Not in the traditional sense of hum but there is a clicking / grounding issue when touching the pickup height adjust screws.

  5. Bernstein Joseph
    Verified Buyer

    Awesome

  6. Dave Clark
    Verified Buyer

    Happy at last! I have a semi-hollow, hardtail custom Strat that plays great, but I was never satisfied with its sound. Over the years I tried changing the pickups (including famous brands), both humbuckers and single coils, but I just never really dug it. I finally reached a point of frustration and decided to give it one last try or sell the guitar. I bought a loaded pickguard from Lindy with Steel Pole 43 pickups in the neck and middle and a Split Steel Pole bridge pickup. Lindy called me himself to ensure that the configuration was going to give me what I was looking for. The blend pot and Gibson tone cap make it easy to dial in very satisfying ES-330 type tones. But the surprise is the bridge pickup — easily the best I’ve ever had in any guitar, straight into the amp with no effects it sounds incredible.

  7. PHILLIP BROOKS
    Verified Buyer

    These pickups sound beautiful!!! Enough said!

  8. Travis
    Verified Buyer

    First time using Fralin pickups in one of my own guitars. The Steel Pole 42s are downright crushers! Pristine highs that are not brash or harsh. Those gorgeous in between tones are perfect and the bridge and middle cut through without getting painful. A truly balanced set for nearly any style of music!

  9. Eric Ambel
    Verified Buyer

    I specced a loaded Stratocaster guard with Fralin Real ’54s in the neck and middle position and the Split Steel Pole Strat in the bridge. The pickups sound terrific in my hardtail Stratocaster. The guard was delivered exactly the way I asked including a capacitor only treble bleed on the volume control and the independent neck pickup volume control in the 2nd tone knob position. There’s a lot of sound combinations available to me with this setup. The Real 54’s sound very natural and the Split Steel Pole Strat gives me a little more in the bridge and the P-90 flavor of the pickup really seems to agree with the all mahogany body. Plus the pickup is noise cancelling but still single coil sounding due to Lindy’s design. Many thanks to all at Fralin

  10. Louis M Rampino
    Verified Buyer

    Fantastic, it’s like a whole new guitar. Great job, and so easy to install.

  11. Jef Bardsley
    Verified Buyer

    I own a Mexican Player Plus Strat that I got from Wildwood. Olympic Pearl with tort.
    I ordered the Vintage Hots ’50s style, with no RWRP or potting, and with a backplate on the bridge.

    The order was finished way ahead of the estimated time; then I had to wait for UPS.

    First nit to pick – on the website, the knobs are a perfect Fender creme, but you have no matching pickup covers.

    In replacing the pickup covers I disassembled quite a bit and was very impressed with the workmanship. As a 3-phase wireman, I’m qualified to comment on that. My only gripe is the spring cover is warped. The pickguard itself is wonderful. My Fender pickguard was sort of dark, swirly brown with a blotch of yellow near the controls. The Fralin pickguard is brighter with more evenly distributed swirls everywhere. And it seems less flimsy.

    So. The sound. It sounds like a Strat. 🙂

    When I became interested in Fralin pickups, I searched the internet for problems. There weren’t many, and everyone said, “Just call Lindy.” Several people were compelled to offer, “I got the vintage hots and they’re the best Strat sound ever!” I figured if they had to blurt that out on a help thread, it must be true. I’ve played a Les Paul for 53 years. This is my first Strat, so I’m hardly a connoisseur, but Lindy’s pickups not only sound better than the Fender “Noiseless”, they do more. The guitar has gone from disappointing to exciting. In fact, I think I’ll go play it now.

  12. Russ Patterson
    Verified Buyer

    Fantastic. Went for the prewired 3 pickup guard because its great value, just a few more bucks and done by a pro
    with Vintage Hots for my American Strat. Its now a very powerful clean to scream player

  13. Ed Gromann
    Verified Buyer

    These are amazing! Great job! Worth every penny. The Strat went from “Tinny” to “Powerful”. Many thanks guys – keep up the good work!

  14. David Basile
    Verified Buyer

    The loaded pickguard with vintage hots , is no less than excellent , perfectly put together , and the tone from the pickups are fantastic as always , they give you that authentic strat clarity ,and chime ,, the bridge pickup is not at all ice picky, especially with Lindy”s magic cap installed , overall , i could’nt be happier , i would highly recommend this set for anyone looking for that authentic 50s Stratocaster sound

  15. Paul S
    Verified Buyer

    I’ve tried full sets of Vintage Hots and Blues Specials in the past, but decided to mix it up this time on my Strat with Vintage Hots in the neck and middle and a Blues Special with base plate in the bridge. Wow! Combine that with the master tone control and a blender pot, and this guitar just wants to sing. Great clarity and well balanced tone. Very articulate and responsive pickups. I highly recommend this mix.

  16. Alex Riehl
    Verified Buyer

    Some of the best pick-ups and overall sound that I have heard on a guitar. I got the blues specials for all three pick-ups, and put them into a older Mexican Stratocaster body with modified neck and all brand new hardware. Super satisfied with the quality and construction of the pick guard, the packaging, and the experience thus far. I would definitely recommend Lindy Fralin to anyone looking to enhance the sound of their guitar to a professional level.

  17. Dave
    Verified Buyer

    I ordered a loaded pickguard with two vintage hots and a blues special in the bridge for my Fender Player Strat and now it sounds great like a vintage Strat! Very happy.

  18. Miles

    Wow! I’m super pleased with the 50s p bass hybrid split coil. Just amazing and full of tone. 5 star product, easy. I really want another ASAP.

  19. Dennis Ceci
    Verified Buyer

    a fantastic product and a beautiful wiring job.
    These pickups have transformed my strat.
    Great sound and definitely worth the price.

  20. Rob Idda
    Verified Buyer

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank Lindy and all the staff at Fralin, in particular Ellen who was a great help in coordinating my order.
    I have a 1962 MIJ Fender Strat (1986 model) but always felt that the pickups were “weak.” The guitar itself is beautiful and has aged well. Since coming across Fralins pickups several years ago, I thought it was time to do the right thing and finally give the Strat a bit of attention. I ordered a loaded pick guard with Blues specials in all three positions. The issue was that I wanted to ensure that the pick guard would drop straight in as the screw holding the pickguard on a ’62 is in the middle of the neck and middle pickup, whereas the newer strats (post “63) have the screw closer to the middle pick up. Ellen put me in touch with WD music, who arranged delivery of a pickguard suitable for my guitar to Lindy. The result was both sonically and visually perfect. The pick guard dropped straight in and as soon as I played the first few notes, the room just filled with a tone that I cannot describe. The guitar has come alive with power that just rumbles through you. The neck position is absurd. I absolutely love it.
    I have had countless positive comments about the tone of the guitar.
    I have a collection of 11 guitars however the ’62 strat was my first and is the most sentimental guitar I have. In recent years It has taken a bit of a back seat, but no more.
    Thank you, Lindy, for the joy you have given me.

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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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