Prewired Strat Pickguard

    (176 genuine 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. We’re currently out of stock of 0.022mfd Paper And Oil Caps

    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.

    Output Jack

    Need a new Output Jack? We have Switchcraft and Pure Tone® Output Jacks in stock. Output Jacks are shipped loose and need to be soldered by the customer.

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    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.

    Split Steel Pole Strat Bridge Upgrade

    Check this box if you’d like to switch your Bridge Pickup to a Split Steel Pole Strat Bridge. This pickup is only available in White and Black and features a hum-free clean P90 tone.

    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:

    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

    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:

    Prewired Strat Pickguard Questions And Answers:

      Good morning. I have a Squire Affinity Stratocaster that for all intents and purposes is a nice guitar…except for the thin sound it produces. I would like to install a pre wired pick guard with Steel Pole 42’s in all positions. Will your product install directly into the Squire? Thanks for your time and consideration.
    1. Q Good morning. I have a Squire Affinity Stratocaster that for all intents and purposes is a nice g...... Read more
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      Hey Geoff, yes - make sure you count the pickguard mounting holes and note that the holes might not match up 100%, leaving you to drill some pilot holes. That said, everything else should fit nicely!

       

    2. Would it be possible to get an 8-hole prewired pickguard?
    3. Q Would it be possible to get an 8-hole prewired pickguard?
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      Hey Kyle, yes - Single Ply White and Single Ply Black are both 8-Hole Pickguards.

       

    4. How long will my Pickguard take?
    5. Q How long will my Pickguard take?
      A It depends on the capacity of the shop at the time of ordering. Most Pickguards take approximately 2-3 weeks on average.
    6. Can you wire it up without the Pickguard?
    7. Q Can you wire it up without the Pickguard?
      A 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.
    8. Can I return my Pickguard?
    9. Q Can I return my Pickguard?
      A No. Since these are custom and made to order, all pickguard sales are final. Returns and exchanges are not available.
    10. What if I don’t see exactly what I want?
    11. Q What if I don’t see exactly what I want?
      A 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.
    12. Why don’t I see Ground Jumper wires between all my parts?
    13. Q Why don’t I see Ground Jumper wires between all my parts?
      A Our pickguards have metal shielding that connects the metal parts together – we don’t need to use jumper wires.

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    Prewired Strat Pickguard Questions And Answers:

    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

     


    CUSTOMER REVIEWS

    176 Genuine Reviews for Prewired Strat Pickguard

    1. Ruben Meza
      Verified Buyer

      Best choice I could have ever made , traded my son a Elite Tele for a US special Strat . Only catch was he had to also buy me a loaded vintage hot pickguard with a blender knob for the Strat I was given . Well he bought it , I installed and I have no regrets . That Strat now sounds amazing . Love it , thanks Lindy for such great pickups !

    2. Serki
      Verified Buyer

      I don’t know much about pickups at all. Most important to me is that they sound good to my ears and how they behave while playing.
      For my modded Strat I went from 3 noiseless stock single coils to CS69s after much consideration of other pickups. I liked them way better, but it still did not feel and sound perfect. Fuller sounding, lot of dynamic range, nice attack, but I had a feeling there could be more. There is. In the Fralins. I was convinced from positive comments only and tried the Vintage Hot SSS pre-wired pickup version with plate under the bridge and the tone blender. What’s to loose? I was sure some other guy would pick them up second hand for a good price if I wasn’t happy.

      Wow. I am totally blown away. My okay Strat now sings and is taken off the rack more often. So much versatility, great sounds, awesome attack. I do not even consider changing these.
      Not my last Fralin pickups, I’m sure…

      From purchase to installation: Everything went perfect.

      So I totally agree with the previous reviewers. If you’re on the verge I’d suggest to pull the trigger

    3. David Lauler
      Verified Buyer

      I called Fralin to discuss an upcoming Strat project, luckily ended up with Lindy on the phone! From start to finish, Lindy patiently walked me through every component in order to get what I wanted in a pre-loaded pickguard. Just a few weeks later, the meticulously packaged product arrived. I could not be more impressed!

      From start to finish, a 5 star experience.

      I have a 339 in need of some new humbuckers, I know who I am going to call.

    4. Cory Austin-Avon
      Verified Buyer

      In love. I am more in love with my guitar than ever before!

    5. Ryan Stuber
      Verified Buyer

      AMAZING!

      Picked up the vintage hots with the tone blender knob on a pre-wired pickguard, l easily installed it in a matter of minutes and was off to the races!! If you read this, buy them now! You will not be disappointed

    6. Harold Winer
      Verified Buyer

      Amazing!

      I have a 30 year old Strat, custom built by Rick Turner. It had an active pickup system he designed and built, including hand-wound pickups, custom preamp and 2x 9v batteries. It sounded like heaven. Shimmering, detailed, and punchy sounds like I had never heard before. But the constant battery replacement was driving me crazy. It seemed like every time I reached for that guitar, the batteries were dead. I decided to try a Fralin prewired Strat pick guard with Vintage Hots as a replacement for the electronics – just hoping that I wouldn’t loose the character of the original system. Man, I’m sorry I didn’t think of this earlier … these pickups are just amazing! I’m getting every sound I ever had with the old pickups, plus a whole range of fantastic new tones I never expected. I’m just so happy with the new setup! It’s beyond my expectations in every way! I couldn’t be happier! Thanks so much Fralin folks! You rock!

    7. Eugene Nikitin
      Verified Buyer

      Magic Vintage Hot

      I didn’t realize what Stratocaster sound is until changed my old Laces Sensors to Lindy’s Vintage Hot. Wow. It is not about that little difference in tone that you barely hear. It is a moving from one reality to another. It is motivates to improve your style, technique and even change playlist in your headphones. And there is more – if you turn your tone to zero in the neck position, you’ll get something magical I can’t really describe in words. There is all in the tone. Thanks to Lindy and all the team for completely changing my experience! Pure magic!

    8. Manuel Groben
      Verified Buyer

      Now my Strat sounds like a Strat. 10/10

    9. Esteban Nieves
      Verified Buyer

      Fantastic product from Fralin!

      I put a Fralin’s Blues Special loaded pickguard into my CiC Modern Players Strat and they are absolutely fantastic! A little more powerful and darker than my Eric Johnson strat pickups, but they retain that vintage strat tone. Perfect for many styles of music, but I’m mainly using them for rock and blues. If you’re looking for great full sounding Pups, these won’t disappoint!

    10. Frank Lucadermo
      Verified Buyer

      My Favorite Strat Pickups

      I have 2 American Strats with Blues Specials….One is new and one has had the Blues Specials for over a decade. Love em both.

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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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