Prewired Strat Pickguard

The Ultimate Prewired Pickguard Choice

$355$372

( 260 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.

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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:
Compare Outputs

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

260 Genuine Reviews for Prewired Strat Pickguard

  1. Chris B.

    Verified Purchase

    These Steel Pole 42’s I have in a swamp ash strat body. I did dismantle the pickguard setup and reinstall the harness and pickups in a rear-routed body. They look sharp. Most importantly, they sound fantastic to my ears. I love the Neck, and Middle each by themselves. The 2 and 4 positions still sound “quacky” or stratty but I don’t use them as much as the Neck and Middle where I love to hang out. Also, I noticed that I they sound best to me wide open. Something happens to them when they open up (“bloom”) at 9-10 on the knob. That’s where I love to play them. So, you can adjust your amp accordingly. For overdrive, I run them through an OD pedal and EQ and they respond beautifully. So, that’s what I would say, run ’em wide open and shape your tones from there. One day I hope to try the 43’s but for now I am more than happy with this set. They are beautiful clean and handle all the gain I can throw at them.

  2. James Holloway

    Verified Purchase

    I’m not a Strat guy. I favor Gibsons, mainly SGs, but spending a lot of time with a Gibson fitted with P90s made by Mr Fralin. I also have a SG, a Thunderbird and a Tele (bridge) with Fralin pickups. Needless to say. I’m a fan of Lindy.

    So, I thought: why not try the Fralin mojo in a Strat, since that (rather, Hendrix playing one) is what inspired Lindy to pick up the soldering iron. There’s some Strat players I love – David Gilmour, Rory Gallagher, etc. I love that sound between the bridge and middle frets.

    So I ordered a prewired pick guard with Blues Special in the bridge/middle, and the steel pole 53 in the neck (for the P90 tone, my favorite). These were the recommendations of the folks at Fralin. I picked up a strat at the pawnshop. The pick guard arrived and I dropped it in.

    All I can say is . . . wow. This is what a Strat should sound like. It’s absolutely pristine/magical. And damn near enough to turn me into a Strat dude (but won’t be easy, given the FralinP90s on my SG, hahaha).

    Anyway, I think that Lindy, like a great violin builder, has magic ears. He knows how things were meant to sound – the sort of Platonic ideal, as it were. His stuff is the best in the world, and it’s made in the South. Do yourself a favor and get a set!

  3. Berry Gibson

    Verified Purchase

    5-star experience all the way around. In my Mod Shop Strat I now have the the prewired pickguard with Fralin’s Woodstock pickups, Fralin wiring, push-pull bright switch, treble bleed circuit and bridge base plate. It’s a major upgrade from the stock Texas Specials I had in there before. The pickups sound beautiful and are exactly what I was looking for (clear, full, chimey, etc – hard to describe but the perfect tone in my Strat). I love how the wiring mods work. During the selection process, I interacted with some other pickup makers, and Fralin by far had the best, most responsive and collaborative interaction to my questions. And post-sales questions were quickly answered. You can just tell there are many signs that this is a high quality company that really cares about the work they do. Without any reservations I would do business with Fralin again, and they come with my highest recommendation.

  4. John

    Verified Purchase

    Amazing pickups! The clarity is amazing there isn’t any dullness whatsoever..I coupled these pickups with a Warmoth body/neck and literally plays and sounds alot better than production strat at a fraction of the price..will definitely be ordering again

  5. Danny Bowman

    Verified Purchase

    Wow, your pickups sound AMAZING! I had an old mexican strat (my guitar from way back in high school) and I didn’t love the sound I was getting from it anymore. There was also some noise from turning the knobs. So I got a prewired pickguard with vintage hots and it completely revived the guitar! It sounds _so good_ now, with that perfect strat tone 🙂 Couldn’t be happier and it was very easy!

  6. Daniel Sea

    Verified Purchase

    I am very happy with the pickups purchased from you guys. Delivered as promised, excellent workmanship, and sound is fantastic. Playing it through a Princeton reverb and enjoying the improvement in sound all around from the stock pickups included with the standard American strat. Thx.

  7. David Lux

    Verified Purchase

    I was dissatisfied with the stock Vintage Noiseless pickups in my American Deluxe Strat.

    I went with a mix of a few pickups. Woodstock in the neck, Steel Pole 42 in the middle, and Steel Pole 43 in the bridge.

    The pickguard was easy to wire in, and the factory wiring was beautiful.

    I would highly recommend any of these pickups.

  8. David Lee

    Verified Purchase

    Received my Strat Prewired pickguard. Easy install, but the best part is how good it sounds. I play through a Carr mercury v amp. Really have no reason for anymore electric guitars, this does everything. Completely perfect as far as I’m concerned. Thanks for being in business!

  9. Anthony Migliaccio

    Verified Purchase

    Fralin pickups never disappoint. The loaded pick guard was a snap to install. Vintage Hots are nothing short of amazing. Best sounding strat pickups that I have tried.

  10. Rocco Vigliante

    Verified Purchase

    Thank you to the folks at Fralin pickups for a beautiful sounding and quality product.
    I waited a long time to purchase my Strat loaded pickguard and afterwards was not disappointed.
    I had what was a minor installation issue and called for some tech guidance and Lindy answers and helps me .
    He was an absolutely nice person and talked me through everything and we spoke for a while.
    So glad I pulled the trigger on that pickguard and will be buying again for my Tele.
    Thanks again
    Rocco Vigliante

  11. Kevin Emmons

    Verified Purchase

    Thank you Lindy and team!
    I purchased a pre-wired strat pickguard with Real 54 pickups. My partscaster plays well, has a great dark rosewood neck, and white strat body – totally classic look. The issue was, it came with a loaded pickguard with American Standard pickups from 2013. I liked the guitar, but it sounded dark and a bit muddy. There was little quack and chime in the 2 and 4 positions (which is where I play 80% of the time).

    After listening to endless videos and sound clips, I decided to take a risk on the Real 54’s hoping to brighten up the guitar and add some life to it. I am exceedingly pleased with these pickups! The guitar sounds like a classic strat. My wife commented while I was playing, “You sound like that guy you like”. She meant Mark Knofler.

    These pickups are clear, articulate, with rich in overtones coming through. I am sold on these pickups and will highly recommend them to friends. Finally, the mint green pickguard is perfect, not too mint colored. It looks great on the white body with the rosewood neck.

  12. Bob Helfant

    Verified Purchase

    It was easy to install and sounds fantastic as all of the Fralin pickups sound. Thank you.

  13. Kristian

    Verified Purchase

    I ordered a lefty prewired pickguard and couldn’t be more happy with it! I went with the vintage hot in the neck and middle with a blues special in the bridge. I had a treble bleed and blender pot installed on my prewired ‘guard as well. Amazing combination, and exactly what I was looking for. Very easy to install and sounded great right out of the gate! Excellent communication from Lindy and the team sorting out a couple of detailed requests I made. I am a very happy customer!

  14. Kenneth Masser

    Verified Purchase

    I am building a White Strat and originally was going to make it a Hendrix left handed copy and play it upside down. Ended up with a right handed White Fender Player series and the prewired pickguard was tops on my list of ways to improve the guitar. I ordered a white 3 ply with the Woodstock set (wound right handed after being called and asked about it) Fralin wiring with the blend pot so I could do the best Strat sound ever B&N pickups together. Plus the magic cap option with the treble bleed circuit. Could not be happier with how quickly the pickguard was custom built and arrived in 12 days. Pickups sound wonderful across the board in every combo of pickups , really pleased with the middle pickup by itself. I did not and most like will not desecrate Jimi by attempting to imitate him but he is one of the main reasons that I have played guitar for 50 years after hearing Are You Experienced when I was 7 or 8. Great sounds , great customer support and great pickups means I must have been dealing with Fralin ! Thank you very much !

  15. Karl Verkade

    Verified Purchase

    Nothing sounds like a Fralin. In a boutique market saturated by new builders sticking their name on connect the dot schematics, Lindy is an original and the quality and tone prove it. I have a couple other guitars I bought with Fralin’s, but this time I had a vintage G&L that was missing it’s original pickups. Not trusting anyone but Leo or Lindy, and Leo being sadly unavailable, I sent my pickguard in for Fralin Steel 43’s and a split steel, as the design looks the closest to Leo’s original MFD’s. I also added a push pull with treble bleed circuit, another push pull with cap options, and of course Lindy’s own blender knob. The craftsmanship almost made me not want to solder the thing in but just hang it on a wall. But sweet mercy, I’m glad I didn’t just display it. The sound is everything you would hope in your tonal quest, and everything you would expect if you have played Lindy Fralin’s before. Also that blender knob is indispensable. Thank you Lindy Fralin and company!!

  16. Andrew Butler

    Verified Purchase

    I ordered a Prewired Strat Pickguard (Woodstock pickups, Hybrid Stagger, Fralin wiring with the blender pot, 0.022mfd Film & Oil Cap, baseplate on the bridge pickup and volume kit) and I put this in my 2019 Fender American Ultra Strat. It took maybe 15 minutes to install…. I could never get into the nosieless pickups, just never sounded like I wanted it to, but the guitar played great. If you are on the fence about ordering an upgrade from Fralin (like I was for a long time), do yourself a favor and order today! Night and day for my strat, I absolutely love the way it sounds now. My only problem is that I’m going to need to replace the pickups in all my other guitars! A+, 100%, 5 stars, whatever the highest rating I can give… get some Fralins in your guitar!!

  17. Martin Chapman

    Put mustang blues specials in mim fender mustang – ?!

  18. James Rollin

    Verified Purchase

    It has taken me a while to be in a position to review the prewired Strat pickguard I’d previously purchased because it was for a guitar I was assembling from parts, but having now put it all together, I’m pleased to say I’m absolutely delighted with my purchase! All of the pickups & wiring was really well put together and the pickups sound great and very powerful! I’m using them on a ‘strat-style’ electric 12-string and they work really well. The ‘blender’ option I selected, giving the option of either neck & bridge pickup together, or all 3 at once seems to work particularly well with the 12-string, with the latter being my favourite. The bridge-pickup with its optional metal baseplate sounds really good when playing through my amp’s distortion channel too – instant ‘Jimmy Page Stairway to Heaven Live’ sound! I was also very pleased with the ordering process via the Fralin website, with the ability to completely customise one’s order, including pickguard & pickup cover colours, adding a ‘treble-bleed’ to the volume, the aforementioned ‘blender’ control, etc. I can highly recommend Fralin without hesitation!

  19. PH

    Verified Purchase

    I’m predominantly a blues player playing 40+ years now. I got the Vintage Hot for the neck, Real ’54 for the middle, and Blues Special for the bridge for my 2012 American Standard Fender Strat. Each has their own unique characteristics, yet really balanced between all three. I find they compliment each other very well. I couldn’t be happier with the tone. I also have the Fralin Big T telecaster pickups I discovered on the Analogman site and a pre-wired telecaster control panel in my Fender telecaster. Truly amazing, as well. If and when I start gigging again these two guitars will be my go-to without question. Thank you, Fralin for all you do.

  20. Brian McKinney

    Verified Purchase

    Thrilled with the results of my Strat build, mostly thanks to the ease, quality and tonal bliss of the Fralin pickups! I ordered a Real 54 neck, Blues Special middle and bridge. I emailed about compatibility and got a quick response. My order shipped very fast. Install was a breeze with the instructions. I’ll be using Fralin to overhaul my other guitar as well. Awesome products, awesome customer service!!!

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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.