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:

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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

161 reviews for Prewired Strat Pickguard

  1. Ben Biton
    Verified Buyer

    Great set, would make a different choice

    I put a set of: Neck- fralin vintage hot middle- 54’s bridge- SP42 It sound great and very happy with it but I thought the bridge would hold more punch or be a bit hotter because it is constructed differently. If that what you are looking for, do the same set with SP43’s. The other 4 positions work amazingly, especially that sparkle in neck+middle.

  2. Baris Metin
    Verified Buyer

    Great pickups! This is my second time installing Fralin pickups on a Strat. Truly amazing pickups. The only regret I have is I wish I went with more distinct capacitor options for my push-pull setup.

  3. Paul Tilley
    Verified Buyer

    Could not be more pleased!

    Ordered a fully prewired pickguard the vintage hots are perfect, the additional push-pull pots are very functional. Could not be more pleased with everything from timing to performance quality Mr, Fralin and his team definitely over-delivered. Will definitely need to try out a pair of noise-cancelling P90’s next for my Les Paul.

  4. Armando De Jesus III
    Verified Buyer

    John Mayer almost stole my strat! Blues specials are the truth Put them in my fender American deluxe and now it sounds like a real Strat

  5. Dennis Britton
    Verified Buyer

    Customer added no additional comments

  6. Benjamin Lembo
    Verified Buyer

    Before purchasing new pickups for my MIA strat I did months of research and ended up picking up the Vintage Hot pickups prewired with some mods added for good measure. I’m not going to lie I had some pretty high expectations for these pickups.

    With all that being said, I have been BLOWN away with how these sound!!!

    Playing these pickups clean through my Fender Blues Deluxe is a DREAM! I couldn’t be happier with this purchase. The tone is unlike anything I’ve heard before, especially for the price. If you close your eyes you’d think you’re hearing a guitar that costs $5,000 or more.

    If you’re on the fence about which pickups to buy and you’re reading this review, pull the trigger here (at least for the Vintage Hot Strat pickups but I would imagine ANY pickup you choose will be well worth your money!)

    To the Fralin team; THANK YOU! You have a customer for life! If I ever get a new guitar I will 100% be coming here and buying more pickups!

  7. James Young
    Verified Buyer

    In love

    I’ve floated around using vintage / worn/faulty, and cheapish / mid range pickups for years. I always blamed myself for the poor tone. Sure, I can always improve, but I finally decided to go for a real top-end pickup set. I bought these based on my listening tests, and my guitar now sounds so amazing. The balance between the pickups, and between the strings, is perfect. My other guitars now suck. I’ll definitely be buying Fralin pickups for my others as I can afford them!

  8. William Mann
    Verified Buyer

    Vintage Hot prewired pickguard

    I couldn’t be happier with my prewired pickguard purchase. I had a MIM strat that wasn’t quite giving me the tone I was seeking. Ever since I swapped these pickups in I haven’t been able to put that guitar down. I got the treble base plate, as well as the blender pot to explore more sounds as well. Now I can get great tones from all of pickups now where I used to only use the neck pickup with the stock set. I’m still exploring and figuring out what I like, but the dynamics are really stellar on these pickups and give back what you put into the strings.

  9. Roy Snyder
    Verified Buyer

    Amazing. Took my Strat to another level. Love them!

  10. David Basile
    Verified Buyer

    Excellent Pickups

    I put these in a 1990 MIJ ST54 just great sounding pickups, the guitar came to life, they have the classic strat sound, no brittle sound, just the right amount of bite, and smoothness, they overdrive heavenly, I love these pickups !! Great customer service, and communication, if anyone reads this and their thinking about a new set of pickups, I promise you this is the place, I’m so glad I made this purchase

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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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