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. John McLoughlin

    Verified Purchase

    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 Purchase

    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 Purchase

    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 Purchase

    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 Purchase

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

  6. David Butcher

    Verified Purchase

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

  7. Brandon Rash

    Verified Purchase

    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 Purchase

    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 Purchase

    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 Purchase

    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 Purchase

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

  12. Dino Richol

    Verified Purchase

    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 Purchase

    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 Purchase

    Burnt Strat Fury. Smooth with some serious sting!

  15. William McKenzie

    Verified Purchase

    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 Purchase

    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 Purchase

    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 Purchase

    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 Purchase

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

  20. Tommy Lee

    Verified Purchase

    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.

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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.