Customizable Prewired Strat Pickguard

(139 customer reviews)

$345.00$362.00

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.

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.

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.

Tremolo Cover

Include a matching Tremolo Cover? This Tremolo Cover is an American Standard version and features one large hole for strings to go through.

Include Plastic Knobs

These knobs work on Split Shaft Pots only.

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.



Our Pickups, Your Personality.

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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:

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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.

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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

139 reviews for Customizable Prewired Strat Pickguard

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  1. Brad Henry Verified Buyer

    Awesome Pickups
    This is my second Prewired Strat Pickguard. The first set I ordered I couldn’t decide between the “Vintage Hots” or the “Blues Special”. I ended up getting the Vintage Hots and liked them so much that I wanted the Blues Specials also. I didn’t have a guitar to put them in so I put a “Parts Caster” together to put them in. This time I put the Blues Special in the neck and middle positions with an SP 43 in the bridge position. Absolutely love these guitars main problem now is deciding which to play. Customer service is outstanding! I received a call from Lindy himself to verify my order to ensure that I got what I was wanting. Very happy customer!

  2. Craig Boland Verified Buyer

    Amazing Pickups. These go above and beyond my expectations. They sound absolutely amazing. The quality and craftsmanship of these pickups is unmatched. I’m pretty sure they’re true single coils, but even with that there’s no hum. Definitely took my strat to the next level

  3. Jeremy Morrison Verified Buyer

    Fantastic pickups! Pickups are wonderful and the prewired pickguard work was top notch. My only complaint is that the parchment tone/volume knobs and selector cover look very white compared to the pickup covers. I had them verify it and they said it was their parchment but they’re different unfortunately. I’d say it’s a 4.5 star because of this and just rounded it to 5. I’ve used fralins in a number of my builds and will continue to speak highly of them!

  4. James Verified Buyer

    Outstanding!
    I ordered my pickguard with the vintage hot pickups, with the base plate. I also got the blender pot and the two tone push pull pot. I am blown away with how good my strat sounds now. I also love the new tones from the blender pot. I’d put my mim strat against any custom shop guitar now. Worth every penny. I couldn’t be happier. Great job Lindy and team!

  5. Brandon Zeddies Verified Buyer

    Wow
    I couldn’t believe the amount of clarity and range of tone of the Fralin Real 54’s. I’m blown away. Installed into an 07 American Strat replacing the factory pickups. The quality of components is high and the craftsmanship of the pre wired pick guard are amazing. Easily installed and breathes new life out of it. Feels like a much higher end guitar!

  6. Steven Portman Verified Buyer

    Customizable Prewired Strat Pickguard
    Excellent wiring and controls (blender knob included) along with a set of their Real ’54s strat pickups. Wow, plenty of sparkle and chime, just perfect. Love’em, you will, too!

  7. Peter Green Verified Buyer

    Blues Special Pre-wired
    Great strat tone with just a bit more output. They sound excellent through many of the amps in my Kemper. Very well balanced too. Exactly what I was looking for.

  8. Michael Gardner Verified Buyer

    Great upgrade!
    I recently got back into playing the guitar after many years. I wanted to upgrade the pickups so I worked through the order form the best I could.

    Imagine my surprise when Lindy Fralin called me on my mobile to ensure the order was correct and helped me optimize. Mind blown! Amazing customer service.

    By the way, the pickups sound great. Huge improvement.

    Ten out of ten, would order again.

  9. David Lee Verified Buyer

    Sounds really clear, this is now my main Strat. Thanks Lindy, and Jon

  10. Randall Peterson Verified Buyer

    I am sold on Fralin pickups, now have them in my tele and strat. Sounds incredible. Very happy.

  11. Brian Smith Verified Buyer

    Prewired Blues Specials
    Amazing pickups. This is the second set of pickups I have purchased for a strat and love them both!

  12. Michael Long Verified Buyer

    Now this is a Strat tone….
    The Fralin Vintage Hot stratocaster pickups are exactly what I was looking for. I ordered the pre-wired pickguard neck middle and bridge all Vintage Hots. Everything came timely and in perfect shape. The installation video the Fralin has on their website was exactly what I needed. With a soldering iron and a willingness to learn, I got my old set of Fender Custom Shop Fat ’50s out and the Fralin set installed in less than an hour. I like the Fat 50’s, but on this Strat, I wanted a more vintage sweet tone. The Vintage Hots are perfect. Notably, the volume pot (250k CTS) really gives you a graduated roll off and the ability to sculpt the drive between 10 and 7. My Mesa Lonestar and all of my pedals respond really well to it. The bridge pickup on this set is really terrific and musical throughout the range of the tone knob. It is also wound just right to match the neck pickup volume level and blends really well with the middle position switch setting. Overall…stunning setup. The one mild irritation that I found was that the switch, volume, and tone pots were installed with plastic still on the pickguard and I had to loosen the retaining screws/nuts in order to get the clear coat off. The pups really transformed my Strat and it is inspiring me to play more and differently.

  13. Britt Williams Verified Buyer

    As always, very professional work. Flawless wiring and exquisite tone.

  14. Euan Cowieson Verified Buyer

    Spectacular pickups, slightly off-color knobs. I went for the vintage hot pickups which really are spectacular and sound absolutely perfect for what I want. The pickguard and pickup covers were the requested colors but the knobs were nothing like “parchment” and didn’t match the pickup covers, unfortunately – they’re white as far as I can see.

  15. James Benson Verified Buyer

    Prewired Pickguard with Steel Pole 43s – Love them!

  16. Bryan Close Verified Buyer

    Best tone I’ve ever had

    Can’t recommend highly enough. I upgraded the pickups in my American Select Strat with a customized loaded pickguard — Blues Specials in the neck and middle, an SP43 in the bridge, and blender pot. I’m still learning about this new setup, but one thing I already know is that every single setting sounds fantastic. If I ever sell this guitar for any reason, I’m keeping these pickups.

  17. Jimmie Clinton Verified Buyer

    Simply amazing

    These pickups went in my first ever electric in an effort to not have that guitar sit fallow on my wall as just a reminder of where I started. The guitar is a decent S-style guitar with a great alder body and a maple neck. Seemed a shame not to play it The soldering is immaculate and the install couldn’t have been easier! As well, I hadn’t specified where the magic cap was to be added, and Luke reached out to ask what I actually wanted wired in. Super professional and super kind. The tone from my first ever guitar is awe-inspiring. From a guitar that I rarely picked up to play to falling in love all over again. Thanks, y’all!

  18. Mike Tatro Verified Buyer

    Workmanship par excellence

    This is my third wired guard. Everything is impeccable. More importantly for me, Lindy and company do what they say they will do when they say they will do it. None of this building in extra weeks of build time to account for a vendor who is habitually late. You can count on getting your parts when they say they will ship. Kudos for that.

  19. Britt Verified Buyer

    I received my pre-wired SSS pickguard yesterday. Absolutely flawless quality in every way and the tone of the pickups are exactly what I wanted!

  20. John Wright Verified Buyer

    Quality through and through

    On quality: normally wire things up myself but was in a time crunch. Worth every penny. Very professional. On tone: Range and variety but still vintage enough and hot enough. Not my first Fralins. Very happy and wouldn’t change a thing. In a 62 custom and I’m very impressed.

  21. Brad Kenefick Verified Buyer

    Great customer service !!

    My loaded pickguard came just as ordered and beautifully crafted. I heard people say buy a Lindy, now I know why. You should see the wiring and solders all first-rate. And pleasant surprise when I received a phone call from none other than Lindy himself. He called to answer a question I had on copper shielding and EMI. What a surprise !! Then when I mentioned my neck from Warmoth will have a 10.5 radius, Lindy suggested I go with a modified p u stagger. So glad he called. Cannot wait for my neck to arrive to start making some noise. Thank you Fralin Pickups!

  22. Larry Cole Verified Buyer

    I had active pickups in my Strat for years. The Real 54’s with the blender give me a good, clean vintage sound with just enough bite. I have Vintage Hot pickups in another Strat. These are my favorites of all the Strat pickups I’ve used over the years.

  23. John Rocklin Verified Buyer

    Astoundingly Great !!

    Lindy Fralin and staff are The best! Absolutely top quality products and the best customer service anywhere. This pre-wired Pick-guard went into a Warmouth Strat that I put together. Normally I would have just hand-wired it myself but honestly, after pricing the parts compared to having it assembled & ready to go it was a no brainer. The Blender pot option is so useful, the tone of these Blues special pickups is perfect and the craftmanship in the wiring is beautiful. You can’t go wrong here folks!

  24. Daniel McCowan Verified Buyer

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  25. Mike Tatro Verified Buyer

    Dynamic Responsiveness

    Over the years I’ve tried lots of different strat pickups: active EMGs, Duncan Antiquities, half a dozen factory Fenders. Fralin Real 54s and Vintage Hots are just way more dynamic and responsive to picking nuance than any other pickup I’ve tried. Period. Pick softly, you get one thing. Dig in, you get another. And every spot in between. I don’t know how they pull that off, but I can’t do without it.

  26. Martyn Crew Verified Buyer

    Great Upgrade for MIM Strat

    I had a 1994 Squier MIM Strat with a great neck but crappy pickups. I recently upgraded it with Callaham trem and Fralin pre-wired pickguard and it really came alive. I went with a Blues Special in the neck, ’54 in the middle and a Steelpole in the bridge. The pickups sound great both individually and with the blender pot. I was a bit skeptical about buying the pre-wired pickguard but the wiring is a work of art and made wiring the guitar up a snap. Excellent product, value and services.

  27. Weseley Hill Verified Buyer

    My Strat is Awake!

    I installed the Vintage Hots on the bridge and neck position with the Real 54 in the middle. Holy Cow! A great balance of sparkle and mids that make the 2nd and 4th positions very desirable. High-quality components and great finish work. Thank you Fralin Pickups

  28. Charlie Watkins Verified Buyer

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  29. Eduardo Bisono Verified Buyer

    Set of Blues Special on Prewired Pickguard

    It took me some time to decide but I couldn’t be happier with the results. Coming from noiseless pickups, my Strat Deluxe now sounds and feels full and alive. A true joy to play. Awesome job Fralin team!

  30. Wes Hill Verified Buyer

    I installed my new assembly last night and just put my 90’s Strat down after an hour and I am totally impressed with the combination of the Real 54 in the middle with the Vintage Hots on the ends. Wow these are excellent and it woke my Strat up big time. I’ve tried several pickup brands and custom assemblies, the last being a Mojo Tone, only to be terribly disappointed in the quality of the components and sound. These are Keepers, the pots are excellent. The switch and wiring are excellent top work.
    Thank you,
    Wes H.

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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.