Customizable Prewired Strat Pickguard

(108 customer reviews)

$330.00$350.00

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:
Clear

Pickup Stagger * 

Choose between Stock Stagger and Hybrid Stagger.

Add-Ons:

Choose a few Add Ons like our Baseplate and Volume Kit to add functionality to your Prewired Pickguard.

Tone Cap

We will hook you up with 2 tone caps if you choose two tone pots. Please use the “Additional Information” field below to tell us which tone cap goes where. If the Two-Tone Cap Push Pull Pot is chosen, select two tone cap values and let us know how you would like it to work.

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 1 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.

Include Plastic Knobs

We have Plastic Knobs available – these will work for Split Shaft Pots only.

Include Tremolo Cover

We can provide the Tremolo Spring cover to match your pickguard choice. These have 6 Holes for your strings to go through.

Additional Information:

To speed up your pickguard, we need to know which tone cap goes where – please use this field to give us all information!


Customizable Prewired Strat Pickguard Info:

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Customizable 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

Lindy Fralin Prewired Strat Pickguards

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.

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.
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

Lindy Fralin Prewired Strat Pickguards

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.

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.

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

108 reviews for Customizable Prewired Strat Pickguard

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  1. John McLoughlin (verified owner)

    Set of Vintage Hot, in wired Pick Guard.
    I’ve left this review for a while so I could play and compare to other pickups. Have to say a little underwhelming after reading lots of reviews. I ordered these to replace a set of City Limits Tone riders, but I’m not convinced paying 3 times the price was worth it. Also had to replace Tone bleed as decided the installed values weren’t to my taste. My 2 other Strats have Seymour Duncan Antiquity set and Bare Knuckle Irish Tour set. I think both would shade it, in my opinion.

  2. Neda Džaki Mirkovi (verified owner)

    Amazing Vintage Hot Prewired Strat Pickguard
    I ordered Fralin Prewired Strat Pickguard with Vintage Hot pickups for my new custom-built Stratocaster, along with complete Callaham Vintage Stratocaster kit. The final result – completely amazing guitar! I couldn’t imagine anything better than this, sounding simply fantastic at any position. I usually stay in the middle or neck position (on my previous four Stratocasters), but now for the first time bridge came into play – it’s huge-sounding, tonal monster, not even a trace of that tiny trebly sounding bridge that I usually hear on Stratocasters. Also, all three

  3. Richard Ringenbach (verified owner)

    Lindy Fralin Stratocaster Vintage Hots – 30th Anniversary
    I have been playing guitar for 40 years and Stratocaster’s for 20 years. Lindy Fralin Vintage Hots allow me to play all the types of music I enjoy to play very realistically. From SRV(clean and dirty), to Jeff Beck, to Jimi Hendrix, to Sweet Home Alabama. For the first time I have found my favorite set of pickups after many attempts with other great pickup brands. Lindy Fralin Vintage Hots are by far the best pickups for my style of Stratocaster playing period!

    Thanks to Lindy Fralin and his Team!!!

  4. David Hicks (verified owner)

    Vintage hots rock !!!!!
    I love the new tone I get out of my Strat now, paired Vintage Hots with a tone Blender Pot, amazing sound!!!

  5. Joseph Rappa Jr (verified owner)

    The different tones you can achieve with the blender has really brought my strat back to life.

  6. David Butcher (verified owner)

    Should have done this years ago
    Changing pickups turned a crap stale sounding strat into an amazing piece of gear.

  7. Brandon Rash (verified owner)

    Fralin’s Are Awesome!!
    I asked a good friend for his advice on strat pickups. He told me about Fralin. I took his word for it and I wasn’t disappointed. I ordered a loaded pick guard with the blender pot. LOVE IT!

  8. Johnathan Cousins (verified owner)

    Amazing upgrade to a Mexi Strat
    These pickups are amazing. Really strong and clear. Really glad I made this change. Totally worth the investment

  9. Robert Garnett (verified owner)

    Blues Specials
    Great pickups on my prewired pickguard. Nice balanced tone and volume. Requested separate cap and tone control for the bridge pick up. Only thing I changed went back to the standard cap from the magic cap on the bridge pickup – I just needed more tone range to cover the music I play.

  10. Ian Myers (verified owner)

    Real 54s with blender pot
    I got rid of a Fender American HSS pickguard with a decent tone, but the whole setup was very unbalanced. The Fralin Real 54s sound amazing, however, the Blender Pot is wired in reverse. 10 is off, and 0 is full on. Impressed enough to buy again. Eventually, I plan on moving up through the years of pickups.

  11. William Rose (verified owner)

    Amazing pickups! Amazing service! I highly recommend these pickups. My Fender American Standard Stratocaster has never sounded better!

  12. Dino Richol (verified owner)

    Great quality material – Tone for days- I am happy!

    Lindy made me a prewired strat pickguard. The pickups are the High Output on the neck and middle and a Steel Pole 42 on the Bridge.

    When I opened the box I was amazed by the quality of the components they use at Fralin.

    It was really easy to install (as easy as it is shown in the video on youtube) and it took me 20 min to do it myself. I took that long because I am not used to handling the solder pen and I was extra careful.

    The 5-way blade feels really solid as well as the 3 knobs and the 2 push-pull he installed for me. The pickguard made my strat so versatile
    (especially with the blend option with the neck and the bridge) that it is hard for me to not pick it up for all my gigs. It does it all. Pop cover, rock, reggae, gospel, funk Motown…

    I sound like myself with the sound of Hendrix and SRV at my disposal. Buy it, you will not regret it.

  13. Gavin (verified owner)

    Completely woke up my strat and basically made it a whole different animal. Have vintage hots in neck and middle, then blues special in the bridge, with master volume and tone, bright switch and volume kit with a blender knob, awesome sounds a plenty

  14. Jeremy Carson (verified owner)

    Burnt Strat Fury. Smooth with some serious sting!

  15. William McKenzie (verified owner)

    Excellent Overall
    Thanks Lindy,

    The Prewired Pickguard arrived fast and in perfect condition. I reviewed your videos and found the install and setup to be straightforward.

    I love the pickups, they have made a big improvement over my Custom Shop Fat ’50s that came stock from Fender. I’m still experimenting with the Blender Pot and really liking it.

    This customized choice for the prewired pickguard has really made this Strat a delight to play again.

    William

  16. Guy Wilson (verified owner)

    Pre-Wired Strat pickguard with Vintage Hot’s.
    The pickups meet all of my expectations. The wiring on the pickguard is neat and well done. The entire process from ordering to delivery was quick and simple.

  17. William Marsalise (verified owner)

    Great pickups, better customer service!

    These pickups sound absolutely amazing. The pickguard was wired better than I could have asked, but let’s face it, we know that already. I had a minor issue with the pickguard, they quickly replaced it for me and were incredibly easy to deal with.

    Unrelated, their T-shirt’s are incredibly comfortable!

  18. PGIORGI427 (verified owner)

    Just dropped a pre-wired into my old Strat Plus, which never really sounded the way I wanted with the the Lace Sensors. I knew as soon I opened the box that this was the real deal – the craftsmanship is obvious and everything just feels well constructed. I’ve never soldered before in my life, but watched the instructional video a few (dozen) times and got to work. I went with Vintage Hots in the neck and bridge and a Real ’54 in the middle. It’s brilliant. Every position is unique, useable and singular — the guitar feels more versatile, more responsive, more playable. Could not be happier.

  19. Steven Loevner (verified owner)

    Love these pickups! Brought new life to an old guitar.

  20. Tommy Lee (verified owner)

    Good Decision! I purchased the loaded pickguard with Vintage Hots, a Baseplate on the Bridge, and the blender pot. The pickups sound great and the blender pot is very helpful. Ordering was easy and the pick guard arrived quickly.

  21. Domenic Musumeci (verified owner)

    Blues Special bridge with baseplate and vintage hots for middle and neck. I’m extremely happy with the tone of my Strat. It’ has snap and great quack Strat tones, but also has a nice rock bridge tone thanks to the Blues Special combined with the baseplate. Excellent pickups as I have always received from Lindy.

  22. Jay Heath (verified owner)

    Wow. These pickups far exceeded my expectations this is the tone I’ve been struggling to find. Thanks guys!

  23. Michael Stocksdale (verified owner)

    Solid except for the cap.
    Love the pickups, but the magic cap in the bridge was a big mistake for me. Even though it boosted the mids, I couldn’t get rid of a harsh top end, no matter where the control was set. Once I replaced it with a 22 cap, I felt like the bridge pu really started to shine. The baseplate adding thickness and low end to the bridge was more apparent without the magic cap as well. Maybe I just got a dud, but for my ears, the magic cap didn’t match the description on the website. Having said all that, fralin pickups have really breathed new life into my 90s American Strat. Also, I got the prewired pickguard, and the fralin pickup selector switch is noisier than my old one. Almost very satisfied!!

  24. Thomas Taeng (verified owner)

    Prewired Strat Pickguard with Real 54s: Excellent sounding pickups! Crystal clear and open and I just love the blender pot. Cheers, T.

  25. Kas Nelson (verified owner)

    Blues special with blender
    I love Lindy’s pickups and this loaded pickguard is excellent! The blender pot is a must have mod…very usable. I wouldn’t have a strat without it. I have the same loaded pickguard with vintage hots on my other strat. Listen to your playback with these p’ups and you’ll be sold for life. If you want a slightly thicker tone with a little more growl, the blues specials are the best available. There are different sets out there, but none better.

  26. Karl Berdimurat (verified owner)

    High output strat pickups are smoking!!
    I now have the best sounding strat ever in my opinion. I love the fat dark sound I get from these high outputs in all positions, and there is still great high end detail. Simply incredible pickups, the pre-wired pickgaurd is the way to go. Great job Lindy and the Fralin team!

  27. Ritchie Watts (verified owner)

    I love the clean sound! (Vintage Hots)

  28. Gary Ahern (verified owner)

    Vintage hots. The service was great and the prewired loaded pickguard with the Vintage Hots sound fantastic. Thank you!

  29. Andrew Kreutter (verified owner)

    My first build made easy. I have played guitar for 30 years and never owned a Strat! The time has come, and I knew that I couldn’t afford a custom shop, and that I wanted some specific improvements. Fralin pickups were a must. And the sound clips led me to choose the Real 54’s in the Neck and Middle, with a Vintage Hot in the Bridge. I had the volume kit wired in with a Neck/Middle tone knob and Magic cap on tone 2.

    Install was easy. Guitar looks and sounds amazing. Two small comments: I have recently discovered Fuzz (have been an overdrive guy for a long time). If I were going to order the pickups today, I’d go with the Vintage Hots, with a Blues special Bridge. I’d also get the Tone 2 wired with a push/pull Magic cap and regular tone for the Bridge. The guitar tone sounds amazing with Fuzz on, and volume rolled down. I can also dial in the more Fuzz sounds if I had a real tone knob. Not a big deal, because I can now stack OD on top of the Fuzz. All, in all really great product.

  30. Jake Banaszak (verified owner)

    Blues Special/Steel Pole Bridge
    Very good pickups!! The Blues Specials in the neck and middle give me that classic strat tone while the noiseless Steel Pole Bridge is just perfect. I got it wired to the second tone control and it is exactly what I need in the bridge position. I would say if you use a humbucker in the bridge but miss the single coil tone you should try one of these.. Thanks Lindy for the great service as well!!

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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 Customizable Prewired Strat Pickguard.
HARNESSES:
  • Our parts and wire lengths are designed to work seamlessly with our Customizable 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.