Prewired Strat Pickguard

    (230 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.






    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.

    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.

    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.

    Fralin Pickguard Colors

    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 In A Line


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





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    Prewired Strat Pickguard FAQ's

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    230 Genuine Reviews for Prewired Strat Pickguard

    1. Jef Bardsley
      Verified Buyer

      I own a Mexican Player Plus Strat that I got from Wildwood. Olympic Pearl with tort.
      I ordered the Vintage Hots ’50s style, with no RWRP or potting, and with a backplate on the bridge.

      The order was finished way ahead of the estimated time; then I had to wait for UPS.

      First nit to pick – on the website, the knobs are a perfect Fender creme, but you have no matching pickup covers.

      In replacing the pickup covers I disassembled quite a bit and was very impressed with the workmanship. As a 3-phase wireman, I’m qualified to comment on that. My only gripe is the spring cover is warped. The pickguard itself is wonderful. My Fender pickguard was sort of dark, swirly brown with a blotch of yellow near the controls. The Fralin pickguard is brighter with more evenly distributed swirls everywhere. And it seems less flimsy.

      So. The sound. It sounds like a Strat. 🙂

      When I became interested in Fralin pickups, I searched the internet for problems. There weren’t many, and everyone said, “Just call Lindy.” Several people were compelled to offer, “I got the vintage hots and they’re the best Strat sound ever!” I figured if they had to blurt that out on a help thread, it must be true. I’ve played a Les Paul for 53 years. This is my first Strat, so I’m hardly a connoisseur, but Lindy’s pickups not only sound better than the Fender “Noiseless”, they do more. The guitar has gone from disappointing to exciting. In fact, I think I’ll go play it now.

    2. Russ Patterson
      Verified Buyer

      Fantastic. Went for the prewired 3 pickup guard because its great value, just a few more bucks and done by a pro
      with Vintage Hots for my American Strat. Its now a very powerful clean to scream player

    3. Ed Gromann
      Verified Buyer

      These are amazing! Great job! Worth every penny. The Strat went from “Tinny” to “Powerful”. Many thanks guys – keep up the good work!

    4. David Basile
      Verified Buyer

      The loaded pickguard with vintage hots , is no less than excellent , perfectly put together , and the tone from the pickups are fantastic as always , they give you that authentic strat clarity ,and chime ,, the bridge pickup is not at all ice picky, especially with Lindy”s magic cap installed , overall , i could’nt be happier , i would highly recommend this set for anyone looking for that authentic 50s Stratocaster sound

    5. Paul S
      Verified Buyer

      I’ve tried full sets of Vintage Hots and Blues Specials in the past, but decided to mix it up this time on my Strat with Vintage Hots in the neck and middle and a Blues Special with base plate in the bridge. Wow! Combine that with the master tone control and a blender pot, and this guitar just wants to sing. Great clarity and well balanced tone. Very articulate and responsive pickups. I highly recommend this mix.

    6. Dave
      Verified Buyer

      I ordered a loaded pickguard with two vintage hots and a blues special in the bridge for my Fender Player Strat and now it sounds great like a vintage Strat! Very happy.

    7. Miles

      Wow! I’m super pleased with the 50s p bass hybrid split coil. Just amazing and full of tone. 5 star product, easy. I really want another ASAP.

    8. Dennis Ceci
      Verified Buyer

      a fantastic product and a beautiful wiring job.
      These pickups have transformed my strat.
      Great sound and definitely worth the price.

    9. Rob Idda
      Verified Buyer

      I would like to take this opportunity to thank Lindy and all the staff at Fralin, in particular Ellen who was a great help in coordinating my order.
      I have a 1962 MIJ Fender Strat (1986 model) but always felt that the pickups were “weak.” The guitar itself is beautiful and has aged well. Since coming across Fralins pickups several years ago, I thought it was time to do the right thing and finally give the Strat a bit of attention. I ordered a loaded pick guard with Blues specials in all three positions. The issue was that I wanted to ensure that the pick guard would drop straight in as the screw holding the pickguard on a ’62 is in the middle of the neck and middle pickup, whereas the newer strats (post “63) have the screw closer to the middle pick up. Ellen put me in touch with WD music, who arranged delivery of a pickguard suitable for my guitar to Lindy. The result was both sonically and visually perfect. The pick guard dropped straight in and as soon as I played the first few notes, the room just filled with a tone that I cannot describe. The guitar has come alive with power that just rumbles through you. The neck position is absurd. I absolutely love it.
      I have had countless positive comments about the tone of the guitar.
      I have a collection of 11 guitars however the ’62 strat was my first and is the most sentimental guitar I have. In recent years It has taken a bit of a back seat, but no more.
      Thank you, Lindy, for the joy you have given me.

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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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