Prewired Strat Pickguard

    (193 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.

     

     

     

     

    PRODUCT OPTIONS:

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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 More

    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.

    Lead Time

    A Lead Time of 2-3 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.



    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!

    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

    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.

    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!

    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:

    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.

      I just installed my new prewired pick guard on my Strat. It sounds but I have a slight buzz when the 5 way switch is in the 1,3, & 5 positions. Is this normal or is there something I can do or check to get rid of it?
    1. Q I just installed my new prewired pick guard on my Strat. It sounds but I have a slight buzz when ...... Read more
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      Hey Kris, this is normal with single coil pickups. Our Blues Specials are single coils and therefore pick up hum. Take a read for more info here.

    2. Hi! I play Classic Rock, Blues, Old School R & B, and Jazz Rock Fusion. Before I pull the trigger on pre-wired Strat pickups, I'm concerned about even output on the unwound strings, primarily the high E and B on the bridge pickup and am not sure about what pole pieces would be best. I'd like a hotter bridge single coil (ala Jeff Beck), but without losing the tradition funky/clucky middle Strat tone combinations. Oh, and noiseless?Recommendati... Read more
    3. Q Hi! I play Classic Rock, Blues, Old School R & B, and Jazz Rock Fusion. Before I pull the tri...... Read more
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      Hey Leo, if you're concerned with hum, check out our Split Blade version of this pickguard. Otherwise, our Blues Specials feature the perfect amount of thickness and clarity and are a very versatile pickup. Read this article to check your fingerboard ... Read more

    4. I would like to purchase the "Blues" prewired pickguard for my Stratocaster but I have a few questions before I order it. 1. What pot would you recommend for the Blues pickups? 2. What tone cap(s) works best with the Blues pickups? 3. What is the stock tone control configuration on a vintage Strat. Thank you, Bobby
    5. Q I would like to purchase the "Blues" prewired pickguard for my Stratocaster but I have a few ques...... Read more
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      Hey Bobby,

      We recommend 250K pots and a 0.02mfd cap with our Blues Specials. Most Vintage Fenders had a Neck and Middle tone for Tone 1, and a separate Bridge tone for Tone 2. We recommend a Master Tone in Tone 1 and a Blender Pot in Tone 2 for a simpler, more intuitive, and versatile tone!

    6. I have a Fender Foto Flame Stratocaster. I would like to purchase a pre-wired pickguard and was wondering if your 3 ply 11 hole pickguard will drop-in my guitar? Thank you, Bobby
    7. Q I have a Fender Foto Flame Stratocaster. I would like to purchase a pre-wired pickguard and was w...... Read more
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      Hey Robert, yes, our Prewired Pickguard will drop right in to your guitar. - Tyler

    8. Hi! I have all my options picked, but don't know enough about the pot styles to make "the right" decision. I'm going with an SSS, Vintage Hot in all positions, stock stagger, with tone controls functioning as tone-neck/middle, and tone-bridge. For this configuration what do you recommend: 250K, 300K or 500K? Thanks
    9. Q Hi! I have all my options picked, but don't know enough about the pot styles to make "the right" ...... Read more
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      Hey Paul, we recommend going with 250K for your configuration. - Tyler

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    CUSTOMER REVIEWS

    193 Genuine Reviews for Prewired Strat Pickguard

    1. Paul S
      Verified Buyer

      The loaded pickguard is a great, high-quality service at a very reasonable price. My latest from Lindy was a Strat pickguard loaded with Steel 43s, the P-90s designed to fit a standard Strat. As always, the work was first rate and makes for a very easy installation. The pickups themselves are fantastic, I was looking for something different than the classic, beautiful Strat tone of the Vintage Hots, and these things really deliver Gibson growl and crunch while yielding reasonably classical strat tones with the guitar volume backed down a little. Really having fun with this latest project guitar. And yes, the customer service and support availability are really as good as everybody says!

    2. Robert
      Verified Buyer

      Great sounding pickups — brought my strat back to life. Great pickups, but also great customer service and communication. Glad to know there are still a few good companies out there!

    3. Phil Hayes
      Verified Buyer

      Last year I ordered a guitar from Novo. After talking to my friends about my build, they said; “ this guitar is loaded with Fralins?” I told them yeah. Why? I bet you will change the guitar pickups you liked the least .

      So, emailed Fralin and I received a response from Jon there. The rest is history! I Jon’s configurations was spot on the sound I wanted to achieve. I had some questions, which eased my mind of the installation. So, the instructions was so clear I had my wife installed the pre wire. She needed a little insight on how to Soldering….her first time. It only took maybe 20 minutes for her to do the change over.

      The moment I plugged in the amp this Strat was singing like never before! The suggestion of the Blend Knob made this transition to my strat complete! Now my wife has a jazz bass I will have replace the pickups on!

      Thank you Jon for all your help!

    4. wilbur
      Verified Buyer

      Installed a Fralin prewired Strat pick guard with Vintage Hot pickups, master tone, blender pot, baseplate, and volume kit. This was to replace the stock pickups and controls in an American Standard Strat that I’ve had since the 1980’s. I felt that my old pickups were a little weak (perhaps to not aging well), and that the TBX tone control only gave me a useful tone between 3.5 and 4 on the dial. The installation was a breeze.

      The pickups have this wonderful 3-dimensional quality that has given my guitar new life, and I can’t say enough good things about the varieties of useful tones I can get now with the master tone control and the blender pot. I’ve been playing with the new set up for the past two months since installing it, and I am still discovering fantastic sounds, without any bad ones. My only regret is not ordering this sooner.

    5. Tom fish

      Just installed with Vintage Hot in an EJ Strat. I had Fralin Split Blades in it which are awesome, just wanted to get a vintage strat tone. Played a gig last week. I’m really happy. The bridge has the baseplate installed and I kept going there all night. Usually not a bridge guy. Buy Fralins now

    6. Bill b

      Installed a pre-wired pickguard with Vintage Hots a few weeks ago. The strat originally was an HSS, then I installed a set of Tex Mex. It never really hit the sound I was after so decided to go Fralin. Talked to Lindy for 20 minutes (as he’s casually winding away), and decided on the details smallest to largest. In short, I love the sound now. Smokes on neck and quacks on 2 and 4. Should point out I’ve bought lots of pickups the past 20 years, many of them Fralins. Next up will be a set of Blues Specials for my CS tele.

      Top company, great folks who know their craft!

    7. Stephen Cheney
      Verified Buyer

      Sometimes, in life, you get what you are hoping for. Sometimes you don’t. The Fralin pick-ups I bought fall into the category of astonishment. Just f***ing gorgeous. Beautifully assembled with such remarkable sound. I would call them a bargain but that is hardly fair. They deliver exactly what they promised and then a magical bit more. There are more in my future, I hope.

    8. Dave
      Verified Buyer

      I have a standard American strat and was not getting the sound I wanted. I thought I would try new pickups before I got rid of it. Im so glad I did. It’s been my number one every jam night since.

    9. Bill B

      Received my Fralin wired pickguard and love it. Lindy was very helpful in making suggestions based on my wants, and is just a fun guy to chat with. I purchased a set of Vintage Hots with a magic cap on bridge, .02 neck, and left the middle pu unfiltered/ no tone control which increases quack. I had read about keeping the pickups low and tried that, however when I raised the neck and bridge up the strat really started to come alive. They are full of tone and are very consistent volume wise across all 5 settings. It sounds like a good vintage strat should, even with a good bit of od you can hear the quack coming through, and I’m enjoying that very much. The best pickups right here in RVA!

    10. davidchamberlin
      Verified Buyer

      After much deliberation and a phone call to Lindy I decided to get a loaded pick guard with 3 Vintage hots. The wiring job is immaculate to say the least. My build was somewhat “complicated” as I had the volume pot to pull into a bright switch and the middle tone to pull to change from a magic cap to a standard cap, leaving the 3rd tone to be used as a blender knob. Whew! How does it sound? Really fantastic! This went into my 89’ Ultra Strat that has hosted many different pickups. This has to be my favorite set up yet for this guitar. I wanted to make it more “sparkly/quacky” which I’ve done. The Magic cap is really magical and transforms the pups to a warmer ala Les Paul sound. Overall a great experience and highly recommended.

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