Prewired Strat Pickguard

    (191 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:

    Please 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.

    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 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
    1. 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!

    2. 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
    3. 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

    4. 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
    5. 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

    6. Hi, good day! I would just like to ask if there is an option/special request available for a Stratocaster wiring with the option of having the bridge and neck pickup together (like in a tele middle position) which can be activated through a push-pull pot. I believe this is called the "7-Sound Stratocaster wiring". Thank you.
    7. Q Hi, good day! I would just like to ask if there is an option/special request available for a Stra...... Read more
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      Hey Doran, we don't have it in a Push-Pull pot, but you can select a Blender Pot in Tone Pot 2. This will allow you to get Neck and Bridge tones and use the pot's sweep to actually blend the other pickup in gradually. For example, if you were on your Bridge pickup, turning the Blender Pot will gradually activate the Neck pickup and vice versa. In the Middle Positions, you can get all three pickups on at the same time. - Tyler

    8. Would it be possible to do a standard vintage Strat Pot layout? Eg. Volume - Neck Tone - Middle Tone? Or do we have to use the more modern layout? Eg. Volume-Neck & middle tone-Bridge tone?
    9. Q Would it be possible to do a standard vintage Strat Pot layout? Eg. Volume - Neck Tone - Middle T...... Read more
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      Hey William, absolutely - just let us know in the "notes" field, and we'll do it however you like. - Tyler

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    CUSTOMER REVIEWS

    191 Genuine Reviews for Prewired Strat Pickguard

    1. Jeff E
      Verified Buyer

      For my mid-80s MIJ Strat, I ordered a loaded pickguard with Vintage Hot in the neck and middle and the Split Steel Pole in the bridge. I had it wired with a master tone and blend pot. The master tone has the magic cap and the standard Fender value. All I can say is WOW! The Vintage Hots sound amazing. The SSP with some dirt is heavenly. I’m very pleased.

    2. Robert Dambacher
      Verified Buyer

      I have long been a Fralin fan – I have a set of Fralin P90s and a set of humbuckers in two different Guild electric guitars, a set of Fralins in my Jazz Bass, and I put a set in my son’s Telecaster. Every set has been awesome!!!

      Recently I purchased a Prewired Strat Pickguard with Blues Specials for my Fender American Strat – absolutely spectacular!!!! Major tone heavy – even my wife commented on how much better the Fralins sounded than the stock pickups. You just can’t buy better pickups than Fralins!!!!

      Robert Dambacher

    3. Vinod K
      Verified Buyer

      I purchased a Vintage hot set to upgrade my Eric Clapton start. I love the tone — and what I had previously, the noiseless vintage fender pickups – were not slouches. I love the clarity and definition of the new pickups. The folks at Lindy Fralin were super helpful on selecting the pickups, and also to make some changes and answer all my questions. Highly recommended!

    4. Grant Harrison
      Verified Buyer

      This is the 4th pre-wired pickguard I have purchased from Lndy Fralin, and I also have a custom made [Trevor Binford] Bass with Fralin P-Bass pickups., so you could reasonably guess that I am a fan of their products.
      The quality is undeniable. No one one makes better vintage style pickups.
      In the 50’s and 60’s , Fender guitars had a distinctive sound that many wanted , and /or copied. They no longer seem to have the ability to produce that sound, but a reasonably priced up-grade with Fralins pickups can give you that sound – and more.
      I primarily have bought vintage style pickups for Fender style guitars but there are a wide variety of other options, I am sure that they also do what Fralin claim. I have been very happy with all the products I have purchased, and would not hesitate to recommend them.

    5. Andrew Elstein
      Verified Buyer

      Simply the best. Purchased a preloaded pick guard with Real 54s in the neck positions and Blues Special in the bridge the sound is perfect. I have several vintage fenders and the loaded pick guard transformed my Strat to the perfect sound I was looking for. Just perfect strat tone. Fantastic pickups and super high quality components. Would not purchase pickups anywhere else. Lindy also provides great personal service. Very pleased!!

    6. Jeff Renfro
      Verified Buyer

      I ordered a pre-wired strat pickguard with a blues special in neck position, real 54 in the middle and a high output with base plate on the bridge. Volume, tone and blender. The sound is spectacular. I also have Fralin hum canceling P90s on a ES 339 which used to be my favorite guitar. Now I have two favorites. Top notch pickups and terrific customer service.

    7. Dennis Gall Sr
      Verified Buyer

      I love the 54s. My Strat finally sounds like it should. Simply amazing! Try a set with the hot vintage pickup in the bridge. I have a Tele that I will upgrade as soon as I can afford it. Money well spent without a doubt.

    8. Brian Love
      Verified Buyer

      I installed a set of Vintage Hot pickups in a pre-wired pickguard in my late 80’s Fender American Vintage ’62 Strat. I always liked the way this guitar played, but was never happy with the way is sounded. Once I replaced the pickups, the Strat sounded just like I imagined it should. I couldn’t be happier. Not only does it sound great, but the workmanship of the wiring is immaculate, and the new Tortoise Shell guard makes the guitar look perfect.
      Now quit reading reviews and go buy yourself some of these excellent pickups!

    9. Darren Gainer
      Verified Buyer

      I have had an anniversary strat for oh boy, 20 years plus and was never that happy with it. So it never got the love that the old Tele got. I finally decided to refinish it and upgrade the electronics. The strat S-1 system just sounded muddy, never liked it. Anyways, I ordered up all 54’s in a pre-wired and added the blender knob to the tone. I can’t be more emphatic about how brilliant the sound is. I am 100% in love with the clarity and the distinction between pups and the SPANK of the #2 position! I don’t know what else I can add. I have been listening to a lot of Ronnie Earle and while I may never sound like him, I believe my Strat now is capable of that clean beautiful tone. Thanks to Lindy and crew for bringing the Strat to life!

    10. Shannon
      Verified Buyer

      Vintage Hots – Hands down THE BEST strat pickups I’ve ever played! I updated my strat with a Fralin Vintage Hot loaded guard, and WOW what a difference. Crystal clear (but warm) and highly articulate pickups. Fantastic tones across all pickup positions. Stellar build quality, I could not be happier!

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