Prewired Strat Pickguard

The Ultimate Prewired Pickguard Choice

$355$372

( 260 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.

 

 

 

 

Options

Customize your Prewired Strat Pickguard:

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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 About Lead Choice

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.

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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:

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

Load your pickguard with a Complete Set or Mix and Match between our entire Strat® pickup line! Check out our sound samples below:

Sound Samples for Prewired Strat Pickguard:
Compare Outputs

We have 7 outputs of our Prewired Strat Pickguard. Compare them below.

About these Sound Clips:

All sound samples are played from Neck Position First and Bridge Position Last.

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Appearance

We only use the finest-quality, USA-Made pickguards available. Our pickguards are standard USA-Made 11-hole Stratocaster pickguards, unless you choose Single Ply, which is an 8-hole vintage-style pickguard. See below for the color options:

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 Cover Color

Customize your look further with our Strat Pickup Covers. We have White, Black, Mint Green, Parchment, and Yellow covers available.

Lindy Fralin Strat Covers In A Line

Installation

Our installation is super-simple! Check out our Installation Video below:

Prewired Strat Pickguard FAQ's

General FAQs

Here are quick answers to common questions we get:

    Product FAQ's

    These are frequently asked questions about our Prewired Strat Pickguard. If you have a question that you don't see listed here, click "Ask A Question" in the Quick Links section above.

    • Can I return my pickguard?

      No. Your pickguard is completely custom-built for you, so we cannot accept returns.

    • What warranty applies to the pickguard?

      10 Years on our Pickups, 1 Year on electronics, parts, and pots.

    • What does the baseplate do?

      The Baseplate adds a touch of power and output to the Bridge pickup. This mod is removable and is only available on certain models.

    • What does the Bright Switch mod do?

      The Bright Switch modification adds a bit of clarity, brightness and output when you pull up on the push-pull modification. This mod only affects pickups installed with 250K pots, so it won’t work on our Steel Pole 43’s and High Outputs.

    • What does the Volume Kit do?

      The Volume Kit (or Treble Bleed circuit) prevents your tone from getting darker when you roll your volume down.

    • Does my Pickguard come with Hardware?

      Yes! We ship all pickguards with the screws needed to install your pickguard.

    • Do you sell Matching Backplates (Tremolo cover)?

      Yes, we do! Simply check “Add matching backplate” in the “Options & Upgrades” box.

    • Can I send you my pickguard to wire up?

      Yes, you can! Order a Prewired Pickguard from us and let us know in the “Notes” field that you are sending us a Pickguard. Don’t select Tortoiseshell / Pearloid options as they are more expensive. Reference your invoice number on the new pickguard you send to us. Please note, you do not get a refund if you send your own pickguard in.

Customer Reviews

260 Genuine Reviews for Prewired Strat Pickguard

  1. Domenic Musumeci

    Verified Purchase

    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.

  2. Jay Heath

    Verified Purchase

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

  3. Michael Stocksdale

    Verified Purchase

    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!!

  4. Thomas Taeng

    Verified Purchase

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

  5. Kas Nelson

    Verified Purchase

    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.

  6. Karl Berdimurat

    Verified Purchase

    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!

  7. Ritchie Watts

    Verified Purchase

    I love the clean sound! (Vintage Hots)

  8. Gary Ahern

    Verified Purchase

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

  9. Andrew Kreutter

    Verified Purchase

    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.

  10. Jake Banaszak

    Verified Purchase

    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!!

  11. Chris Long

    Verified Purchase

    Finally, the sound I’ve always wanted!

    I’ve had my Strat for 22 years now, been through two other sets of pickups (Lace Sensors and Texas Specials) and never got the sound I wanted exactly. This pickguard has solved that problem finally. Love the Vintage Hot pickups and especially what the base plate does to the bridge pickup, adds that little bit of needed oomph to that position that always seemed missing before. It’s also the first time I’ve felt the pickups output was nicely balanced in all positions. Best decision I made to freshen up my old Strat.

  12. Daniel Roberts

    Verified Purchase

    Amazing Strat tone! The prewired pick guard was incredibly easy to install and sounds amazing. I’m so glad I made this upgrade and wish I did it years ago.

  13. Robert Noyes

    Verified Purchase

    Fantastic as usual! Blues Special w lefty middle and a bridge baseplate. Easy peezy and sounds incredible

  14. Karl Ross Berdimurat

    Verified Purchase

    Smoking!!! I got a SSS loaded pick guard with all high outputs. They sound killer, super fat, super dark, and in just the right balanced way. I even stuck with 250k pots and they still have highs that sing, just without some of the harsh frequencies that are present in most Strat pickups. I play a lot of trio gigs where we cross from jazz standards to blues, funk, and rock fusion and these are just the right sound. I also play in a R&B/classic rock group and these pickups can do it all. They just have a huge rich clean sound that will sound great for anything. The Fralin company also makes the pick guard wiring as pro as can be, and super easy to install. Damn, I am stoked.

  15. James Nuckols

    Verified Purchase

    Wonderful Tone! I got these to complete my new fiesta red build. I have used just about every pickup imaginable and these are top notch in every way. They bring all the personality you could ever expect from these style of pickups. Superb!

  16. Tim Julian

    Verified Purchase

    Great tone and simple plug and play
    Even though I could do all of the soldering and assembly myself, I am very happy to pay someone else to do it for me. My time is precious and it saved me a bunch. The quality of the work was fantastic. Also introduced me to a blend pot on a strat which I never would’ve thought to do myself. By the way, the steel pole 42 in the bridge is a revelation of awesomeness. Bravo!

  17. Frank Accurso

    Verified Purchase

    What Fender Should Have Placed in Their 72 Strat!
    For 40 years I’ve been looking for that right combination of Strat, box, amp, etc., that allows for the sweet, ringing chime of Strat, with the sustain of Gilmour, and the impending explosion of Hendrix. And, just a little hair and crunch for a chord or 2. Until now, the bass response has been flabby and loose. I had to revert to Series wiring.

    I can go on about some of your competitors offerings; too humbucky; too much like a Tele; not much difference at all from the originals.

    Now, for the Lindy’s. I’m glad I ordered the “High Output” Strats. Your scale might be a bit conservative, but no matter. They are precisely what I was looking for. Sweet clean, sweet with a little bit of crunch, with the ability to fully take advantage of a Fender amp at the sweet spot.

    My only complaint has more to do with your web site (and the gentleman who answered the phone when I questioned him about some of choices when ordering). Primarily the Bright Switch push/pull Volume and Tone pot selection. I opted for the volume. All this does is bypass the volume – in effect setting it to 10 – when pulled out. I find it easier to roll the volume up and down with my pinky. I was about to rip the damn thing out – cleaner signal, you know. Then i figured i didn’t have to use it, kind of like an appendix. This is the reason I didn’t give this product a 5.

    Thanks for an excellent product.

  18. Aron Long

    Verified Purchase

    Awesome! I ordered a prewired pickguard with the Split Steel Pole in the bridge and Blues Specials in the neck and middle because I wanted to recreate the sound of my SRV strat but with P90 tone in the bridge for a new build. I was not disappointed, the pickups sound great. I get traditional strat tones in the neck and middle positions and get gnarly P90 goodness in the bridge when I want to scare the kids. I placed my order online and Lindy himself phoned me at home to confirm what I wanted. I can’t say enough good things about my experience.

  19. David Wolfe

    Verified Purchase

    Real ’54 Prewired Strat Pickguard. I love the sounds I’m getting out of these pick-ups. I just can’t believe how good they sound. Classic Strat tones now at my finger tips. Ordering and shipping was fast and easy. The wiring options really sealed the deal for me.

  20. Gary Bonadio

    Verified Purchase

    Easiest Upgrade ever! This is my 3rd purchase of Fralin Pickups. Tele/ Blues Specials…Epi 339/ Pure PAFs and now your Prewired Strat Pickguard with Vintage Hots and Blender Pot. The whole operation took less than a 1/2 hour and took my MIM Strat to another level.Clean Bell-like tones with plenty of articulation at every setting. And with the Blender Pot the Tone Settings are infinite. I’ve been spoiled….but I’m loving every minute of it.

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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.