Prewired Strat Pickguard

    (203 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.






    Select Options Above To Display Add-Ons

    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.


    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 About Lead Choice


    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.

    Lead Time

    A Lead Time of 3-4 Weeks is just an estimate. Lead Times are subject to change depending on the current shop capacity and size of the order. We will always try to complete your order quicker than the stated lead time.

    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.

    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!


    • 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.













    Customize your pickguard’s wiring by selecting between two powerful wiring options. Select between Fralin Pickups Wiring and Standard Stratocaster® Wiring.

    Fralin Pickups Wiring features an intuitive layout: a Master Volume, Master Tone, and a Blender Pot. The Blender Pot delivers incredible versatility by allowing you to combine the Neck and Bridge, for Telecaster-type tones, and more. Fralin Pickups wiring is Lindy’s favorite way to wire a Stratocaster.

    Lindy Fralin Wiring

    Standard Stratocaster Wiring delivers a classic take on the Strat – a Master Volume, Neck & Middle Tone, and a separate Bridge Tone. This wiring allows you to select multiple cap values for a bit more tone versatility.

    Standard Strat Wiring

    Custom Requests can be made using the “notes” field.


    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!

    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.











    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:


    Have a question about our Prewired Strat Pickguard? Ask it here. Your Question will be publically visible. If you want to ask a Private Question, please contact us through our Contact Us Form.

    If you have multiple questions, please call us at (804) 358-2699.

      Can an 8 hole pickguard be used instead of an 11 hole?
    1. Q Can an 8 hole pickguard be used instead of an 11 hole?

      Hey Brian, yes - select Single Ply White or Single Ply Black. That's the only combination we have at the moment, and they are 8-Hole.

    2. I ordered a prewired pickguard , and looking at the Installation instructions, I see there is no body cavity ground wire coming from volume pot. Only 2 ground wires. 1/ to input jack, 1/ to trem spring claw. On present wiring there is a third wire from the volume pot to the body cavity. Also note guitar body cavity has paint shielding. Is this an unneeded ground ,or does a ground wire to shielding cavity need to be added? Thank you so much for yo... Read more
    3. Q I ordered a prewired pickguard , and looking at the Installation instructions, I see there is no ...... Read more

      Hey Ron, thanks for your question. Some guitars do not come with a body cavity ground, so we omitted it. That said, simply de-solder your existing connection from the pot and re-attach it on the volume pot to ground out your cavity.

    4. Can you wire a pickguard with three single coils with a single tone knob vs the typical two (I.e., 1V1T)?
    5. Q Can you wire a pickguard with three single coils with a single tone knob vs the typical two (I.e....... Read more

      Hey Keith, yes! Select "Fralin Pickups Wiring" for a master volume, master tone, and blender pot.

    6. Hi, I was wondering if the pre-wired strat pickguard includes shielding on the back of the pickguard to aid with noise? I also plan on shielding my Strat's cavity with copper. In you experience, is this enough to cut out 60-cycle hum? thanks!
    7. Q Hi, I was wondering if the pre-wired strat pickguard includes shielding on the back of the pickgu...... Read more

      Hey Peter, in our experience, we haven't had much luck with totally shielding the guitar and getting significant results out of it. That said, it shouldn't hurt anything! Our Prewired Pickguards feature shielding on the controls to help "star" ground all electronics. You can certainly add more shielding if you wish.

    8. I wanted to know if getting a split blade only in the bridge was an option. Also, how high is the output relative to the vintage hots and the woodstock. ideally I want a slightly higher output in the bridge as to not get lost in the mix but not an strong enough bump to change the gain structure
    9. Q I wanted to know if getting a split blade only in the bridge was an option. Also, how high is the...... Read more

      Hey Robert, you can certainly do that. Please do the following:

      1. Select "Split Steel Pole Strat Bridge Upgrade"
      2. Use the "notes" field on the checkout screen OR product screen to request the split blade. I would recommend the High Output Split Blade.


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    203 Genuine Reviews for Prewired Strat Pickguard

    1. estiv
      Verified Buyer

      I got the Steel Pole 43 pickups because my favorite guitar recently has P-90s, which I’ve come to really love. That guitar however has a relatively large rockabilly style body and isn’t much fun to wear for an hour. This pickup set lets me split the difference by having a similar sound in my much more ergonomic Strat. As for the build quality: everything you’ve heard about Lindy Fralin pickups is true. They match and then exceed the quality of pickups from the Fullerton days. Plus I got knowledgable guidance over the phone. Highly recommended.

    2. Alan
      Verified Buyer

      For the neck and middle pickups of my strat I bought steel pole 42s, and for the bridge a steel pole 43. I’m very happy with the results. These pickups are a really unique deal for a strat. I can get fat tones, but with lots of feel and nuance.

    3. Todd
      Verified Buyer

      Their pre-wired pickguard was easy to drop in. These Blues Specials are the best 60s strat pickups I’ve ever heard. Couldn’t be happier and will be back.

    4. John
      Verified Buyer

      A few moths back I bought a Fender American Professional Strat. The stock pickups were ok but nothing special. I got a pre-wired pickguard with Vintage Hot pickups and now that is one smokin’ guitar. Easy install with good instructions. Plus when I had a question, Lindy himself called me with the answer.

    5. Grant Harrison
      Verified Buyer

      This is the 3rd loaded strat pick-guard I have had from Fralin, I still have the other 2 which I will not part with. I also have a custom built Trevor Binford Short-scale Bass with Fralin Split-coil P-Bass pickups [primarily for recording].
      Fralin is able to consistently reproduce the best of 50’s/ 60’s Fender tones, and its not an expensive “hit and miss” exercise like the originals were.
      This loaded pickguard is loaded with “real 54’s” which are everything they claim , and I am very pleased with them as I am with the previous two which both have “Vintage Hots”. All sets have the plate under the bridge pickup which I also recommend.
      This is professional grade vintage style tech which represents amazing value for money, do not hesitate ,this is Hand made quality that does not disappoint.

    6. Dimitris
      Verified Buyer

      Great Blues Special set for my Black Strat partcaster project.
      Just my only small gripe is the allparts single-ply pickguard arrived a bit warped and not sitting evenly on the body so will probably have to change it to a new one.
      Other than this great stuff!

      • Tyler Delsack (Manager, Fralin Pickups)
        (store manager)

        Hey Dimitris,

        Sorry to hear about the pickguard being warped! Can you please send a few photos to [email protected]? We can issue you a replacement pickguard.

    7. Robert Phelps
      Verified Buyer

      I am late submitting this. The pickguard Lindy and company are terrific. Working with Lindy on the phone, I had them wound a little cooler than the Blues special set but spec’d the Blues Special “pink” wire. Included the “magic cap” feature, base plate added, .02 cap. This setup is stunning in tone and very versatile. It is installed in a ’96 50th anniversary of Fender guitar. Absolutely wonderful. The tone is rich and full, with clarity and sparkle in the top end when needed.

    8. Juan Branaa
      Verified Buyer

      Everything impecable as expected.

    9. Koji Nagai
      Verified Buyer

      I purchased the following Pickguard set.

      Pickguard Color: White Single Ply
      Neck Pickup: Real ’54
      Middle Pickup: Real ’54
      Bridge Pickup: Real ’54
      Pot Style & Value: 250K Split Shaft
      Tone Cap: .02mfd

      The high harmonics are perfectly controlled and I feel the beauty of it.
      It’s a very nuanced pickup.
      There is sound pressure, and the sound does not fade even in the bridge position of Stratocaster.
      It’s not a powerless pickup.
      Half-tone is also very beautiful.
      I think one of the vest pickup.

      Just one thing:
      Even with the same pickup number, the sound is different between the old one and the current one.
      Both sounds very beautiful, but it’s a bit disappointing because I was expecting the older one.
      Either way, it makes a very beautiful sound.

      About installing:
      My guitar is a Fender custom shop Stratocaster, but the position of the body counterbore and the pickguard wiring bundle were misaligned.
      Be careful when installing Pickguard with a similar guitar.
      It might be a good idea to send some images of your guitar when ordering.
      I just clicked on the website without asking anything when making a purchase.

      Change point:
      The one with .022 capacitor that was originally attached was not bad, but the effect of tone control is not so much, and the feeling of bite and withered is so-so.
      I replaced the capacitor with a very old wax type one.
      The value is .1 – 200V.
      The manufacturer is called SPRAGUE.
      I’ve tried a lot, but this is the best for me with this pickup.
      I’ve tried a few high mfd capacitors, but be careful as the sound is too muffled.
      Also sometimes .05 is more muffled than .1.
      I think old wax type is important.
      The withstand voltage should be low.

      I also changed the wiring from the volume pot to the output jack to old (40’s) LENZ’s 22AWG stranded wire .
      The solder used is very old Dutch Boy 50/50 with a black label and does not contain solder paste. (Separate solder paste is required.)
      This is the very very vest output jack wire for this pickup.
      If you like the treble feel of this pickup.

      I replaced all solder but the pickup eyelets and output jack wire with this solder below.
      I used the solder is very old Alpha Energized Rosin 63/37.
      I feel the original solder is very similar to the sound of the Kester 44.
      This is also nice, but it’s a little off my taste.

      I noticed when I sucked up the original solder, but it was a very polite work because the wiring was properly entwined with the parts.
      Very excellent.

      This product is highly recommended.

      Thank you very much.

    10. Scott
      Verified Buyer

      Best sounding pickups on the market. I bought these for a family member and he was completely blown away by how good the Vintage Hots sound.

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    • 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.
    • 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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