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. Ian Flaherty (verified owner)

    Amazing difference

    Absolutely amazed at how much of a difference these make on my Mexi Strat. So much clarity, definition, and added control over different sounds. I can’t recommend these enough!

  2. Sage Wilson (verified owner)

    Very pleased

    These pickups are great, and with the push/pull mods, my Strat now has another versatile edge. The courier managed to almost lose my order during shipping, but Fralin helped out and managed to get everything corrected when I couldn’t! Awesome company and worth it

  3. Stephen Marcus (verified owner)

    Unreal! Such a fat sound. Really helps out this guitar I’ve built.

  4. Brandon Harvey (verified owner)

    Amazing workmanship and sound

    The sound and workmanship of this pickguard are top notch. I cannot believe how it changed the sound of the Strat I affixed it too.

  5. Larry Benade (verified owner)

    Installed a vintage hots pickquard in a 2000 Fender ’57 Vintage reissue body. Fantastic sound with the chimey overtones and attack transients I was looking for in this guitar. My third set of Fralins. Got my first magic cap on a push-pull tone knob, and it’s a wonder. I’ll finally be using a tone control on a Strat. Now my beefs: I don’t believe the guard is parchment white, as ordered; it’s the whitest guard on any of my Strats. Also, please guys, remove the plastic wrap from the pickguard before you install the PUs and electronics. It’s nnoying to keep trying to pull the plastic from under pickup screws and switches.

  6. Angela Mackenzie (verified owner)

    Customer added no additional comments

  7. Jesse Ostrowski (verified owner)

    Vintage hots

    Ordered a prewired pickguard with all three Vintage Hots, the volume/treble bleed mod, and the bright switch mod. The pickups sound great, very ‘chimey’ as a Strat should sound. These were replacing a set of Fender gen 1 vintage noiseless, which after switching to the vintage hots, sounded much more jazzy and warm (I’m thinking the stacked humbucker style does affect tone more toward hum bucker spectrum). I didn’t care for the volume/treble bleed mod (too much treble/I like the tone shift with traditional volume control), nor did I care for the bright switch (seemed unnecessary for my needs/no significant boost over full volume), so I have since removed both of these mods and have gone with complete standard wiring specs. If you want the traditional bell-like chime of a Stratocaster, then go with the Vintage Hots.

  8. Russ Hungsberg (verified owner)

    Great pickups! They sound really good! I put them on my Masterbuilt Strat. I think they sound better than the originals. Thank you!

  9. Rick Huyett (verified owner)

    Strat loaded pickguard with 3 Steel Pole 43’s

    So far, so great. Put on my ’75 hardtail. It has the 500k pots, Push-pull volume kit enable/disable, Master Tone push-pull brightness, and Blender pot. All of the options are very usable. The tone possibilities are seemingly endless across the entire pickup spectrum with a very smooth transition between pickups. These pickups really have some bite and sound great thru effects as well as for getting a great hard rock sound – I play mainly through Fender and Marshall amps. This is what I was hoping for and am happy.

  10. Randall MacKenzie

    Omg, these pickups are amazing! I knew Lindy’s reputation, but these exceeded my expectations. My guitar sounds amazing. I have six guitars and this is my new favorite.

  11. Ronnie Crow (verified owner)

    Way beyond expectations! This pre-wired set sounds incredible. One of my favorite Purchases this year.

  12. Jeff Arons (verified owner)

    Incredible upgrade. I upgraded my 1996 American strat with a new pickguard and vintage pickups along with some tone knob upgrades and I can’t say how happy I am. It’s like a brand new guitar. Thanks!

  13. Nick Konecny (verified owner)

    I ordered a pre-wired pickguard with vintage hots in the neck and middle and steel pole 43 on the bridge. Really liking the sound from all positions and the blender pot is really cool if you like some of those in-between sounds or need to make quick adjustments to neck or bridge sounds on the fly. If you like the in-between or scooped sounds like me you will probably always want these options on all of your axes. I was not aware of the ‘bright switch’ option on the volume pot is really just cutting the volume pot out of the signal. Not quite what I thought it would be but also not a big deal. Overall thrilled with the pickups and quality work in the pre-wired product to simplify installation. Really added new life to a 50s custom shop start that never had a good balance between output and sound across all positions with the stock or gold-lace pups. Also I like these pickups them more than American strat I have with Texas Specials. I would recommend these and already have to a couple of friends.

  14. Todd Palumbo (verified owner)

    Upgraded from Fat ’50s
    The middle Fat 50’s pickup died on my ‘16 American Standard Strat so I decided to replace all of them with Vintage Hots. So glad I did, as the Fralins have everything I liked about the Fat ’50s and then some. Wonder pickups.

  15. Thomas Hutchinson (verified owner)

    Customer added no additional comments

  16. Marcel Van Der Boon (verified owner)

    Fralin blues specials
    I got the Fralin pre-wired pickguard with blues special pickups. Flawlessly build and ready to install. On my favorite Strat, it is the finishing touch. The remarkable combination between clarity and warmth and between dynamics and sweetness. Its all in there depending on your fingers.

    Just perfect (for me)

    Marcel from Holland

  17. Dan Peterson (verified owner)

    Better than expected! I got a prewired strat pickguard with the blues hot pickups and the blender mod with master tone for my 2012 MIM strat! I honestly couldn’t be happier, it was easy to install, and my strat sounds amazing. The Fralin quality and workmanship are as advertised!!

  18. Brent Horrocks (verified owner)

    Great Pickups! Great Service!
    I ordered a loaded pickguard with the blues single coils and a blender pot. It arrived in perfect shape and exactly to my specifications, and even a littler earlier than expected. I initially had some trouble after I installed the pickguard, but after exchanging a few emails with the staff they put me in touch with Lindy directly. Lindy was great and gave me a bunch of ideas to try. He even offered to get on the phone with me and walk the circuit with a multi-meter if necessary! Needless to say, one of his ideas worked and everything is just as I imagined! The pickups sound great and I’m so satisfied! I will definitely order again from Lindy Fralin! Thanks!!

  19. E Frank Moschler Jr (verified owner)

    Vintage Hots are great. Came with Fender Texas Specials but it’s a warm sounding guitar so it was just a little muddy. Now it’s a strat I can get into

  20. Timothy Heywood (verified owner)

    Prewired Strat Pickguard with Blues Special and High output pickups
    This product is awesome. I was hesitant to use a pickup that wasn’t noise canceling but I couldn’t ignore all the buzz I heard about Fralin pickups. Pun intended. I had to try them for myself. I’m glad I did. The tone is incredible and the workmanship is elite. I notice a little humming but it doesn’t bother me. Also, it cancels out in the 2 and the 4 position which is where I like to play most. Huge thank you to Lindy and the team at Fralin Pickups. I will definitely be ordering more pickups from you all in the future.

  21. Gerald Wood Jr. (verified owner)

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  22. James Rumora (verified owner)

    I like this pickguard except for the Magic Cap which seems to have negligible if any impact so I would have been better off not bothering with this option

  23. Grant Harrison (verified owner)

    Ultimate Strat Tone – Vintage hots loaded guard. They are what Lindy claims, “the best sounding strat pickup.” Attention to detail and experience achieve what Fender Corp no longer can – hand made quality. The subtle nuances and depth of tone are hard to describe until you compare side by side with the pickups you previously thought were good. Then the penny drops – no comparison!

  24. Al Hudelson (verified owner)

    Prewired Perfection
    So many great tones, so much fun. The search for a great Strat tone is over. These pickups are awesome.

  25. Thomas Dziallo (verified owner)

    The Hiwatt of pre-wired pickguards
    Ever see the inside of a Hiwatt amp? Extremely clean and precise, almost military looking. That’s what Lindy’s pre-wired pickguards remind me of. Amazing work.

  26. J. Angelo (verified owner)

    Vintage Hots!
    These pickups perfectly embody the ‘strat’ sound.

  27. Jean-Pierre Slabbaert (verified owner)

    Great blues pickups! Great sound and very well assembled on the new pickguard. Pity the colour of the knobs don’t match with the pickguard

  28. Matthew Clarke (verified owner)

    Even better than I expected
    I installed a set of 54s in my American deluxe strat and the sound is phenomenal! Clean sounds are well defined and crunch sounds don’t get muddy. The pickups were also delivered very quickly.

  29. Daniel Davies (verified owner)

    Since I tried my first Fralin pick up years ago I realized it is the best single-coil pickup I have ever heard. Ultimate clarity and tone. The staff is really personable and easy to talk to and helped me out with every single detail on the phone. I’ll never use a different kind of single-coil then Fralin pickups! Every Strat should come stock with Fralin pickups.

  30. Brian Katke (verified owner)

    Fralin Vintage Hots
    Absolutely love my new loaded Pickguard from Fralin pickups. Wanted to completely revamp my mid 90’s Made In Mexico Strat and WHAT a difference. I now have a real strat, it sounds like the vintage instruments I have played in the past and loved. Wonderful work and attention to detail and they make it so easy. Thank you so much guys, a new customer for life.

    Brian

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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.