• Fralin Prewired Split Blade Pickguard
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  • White Single Ply
  • White 3-Ply
  • Parchment 3-Ply
  • Mint Green 3-Ply
  • Black 3-Ply
  • Tortoise 3-Ply
  • White Pearloid 4-Ply
  • Parchment Pearloid

Customizable Prewired Split Blade Pickguard

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 4 customer ratings
(4 customer reviews)

$380.00$400.00

Our Pre-Wired Strat 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. With a few short steps with a soldering iron, you can be rocking out with a new look, and the best tone you can find, instantly.

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Split Blade Radius *

Most vintage-style guitars are using the Round radius. Modern guitars are usually using a Medium radius. Guitars with a very flat fingerboard work best with the Flat radius.

Add-Ons

Tone Cap

We will hook you up with 2 tone caps if you choose two tone pots. We recommend choosing two different value caps for ultimate tonal variation. Please use the notes field on the checkout screen to tell us which tone cap goes where. For instance, you may want a .02mfd Master Tone in Tone 1, and a Magic Cap in Tone 2.

Push Pull Modifications

Customize your tone one step further with push-pull modifications.

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.

PREWIRED PICKGUARDS – The Fralin Way.

At Fralin Pickups, we’re always trying to make you sound better. With our Fralin Pre-wired Pickguard, you can rest assured that you will have the best sounding pickups available, with the finest quality parts on the market. You can customize your pickguard exactly how you want it, and we’ll make it to your specifications. With this pre-wired pickguard, you can have famous Fralin tone, instantly. All you need to do is solder a few wires, screw it in, string it up, and you’re off rocking! Here’s how to get it going:


STEP 1: CHOOSE YOUR PICKGUARD

We use the finest quality pick guards available, only from Allparts®. These are standard 11-hole Stratocaster pickguards. We have them available in the following plys and colors:

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.


STEP 2: CHOOSE YOUR PICKUPS

With our pick guards, you can choose any combination of pickups you would like. Want a Vintage Output in your Neck and Middle and a High Output in your Bridge? Sure thing. Simply choose what you would like, and we’ll make it to your specifications.

Note: 

Determining the pickup outputs and pot values are really important for a great sounding guitar. Vintage Output and High Output Split Blades usually sound best with 250K pots. Blues Output and Super High Output Split Blades usually sound best with 500K pots. We don’t necessarily recommend mixing Blues and Vintage together – they will sound noticeably different.

 


STEP 3: Choose your Pickup COLOR

Our Split Blades come in two colors: White and Black. Our White is slightly off white, with a hint of cream.


STEP 4: CHOOSE YOUR POTS

You can customize your wiring, and 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.

Note: Vintage and High Output Split Blades like 250K Pots, and Blues and Super High Output models like 500K Pots. It’s best to use these as a set: for instance, a Vintage Output in the Neck and Middle, and a High Output in the Bridge.

Here are some popular combinations:

Master Volume – Master Tone – Blender

Master VolumeNeck & Middle ToneBridge Tone

Master VolumeMaster Tone 1 (.02 Cap)Master Tone 2 (Magic Cap)


STEP 5: CHOOSE YOUR ADD-ONS

We have White, Parchment (Aged White), Mint Green, and Black Knobs available, and White and Black available for the Split Blade colors. Note: we only have plastic knobs available. If you choose Solid Shaft Pots (for metal knobs) please understand that metal knobs are customer provided, and we will ship your order without plastic knobs.

KNOBS:

Lindy Fralin Strat Knob Covers

Matching Backplates:

Fralin Pickups Matching Backplates


STEP 6: INSTALL

Check out our installation guide below to put your new pick guard 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! Also, download our installation guide here.


F.A.Q’S:

  1. How long will my Pickguard take? Since we’re building it from scratch, give us about one to two weeks to put it together. We will always try to get it out beforehand.
  2. Can you wire it up without the Pickguard? As it turns out, No. Simply purchase an inexpensive pickguard, and you can pull out all the wiring once you receive it to put it in your own pickguard. It’s just too time consuming and unsafe to ship without a solid pickguard holding everything together.
  3. Can I return my Pickguard? No. Since these are so custom and made to order, all pickguard sales are final, and not available for exchange or return.
  4. What Pots should I use? Most of the time, 250K Split Shaft pots will work best for guitars with single coil pickups and plastic knobs. If you have metal knobs at home, go with Solid Shaft Pots.
  5. What if I don’t see exactly what I want? Use the “Notes” field on the checkout screen to type in any special requests. Use this field to describe how you want it wired as well, if you want anything customized. We’ll make it to your specs.
  6. 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.
  7. 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 with a Blender pot.
  8. Why don’t I see Ground Jumper wires between all my parts? Our pickguards have a metal shielding that connects all of the metal parts together, thus we don’t need to use jumper wires.
Pickguard Color

White Single Ply, White 3-Ply, Black 3-Ply, Parchment 3-Ply, Mint Green 3-Ply, Tortoise Shell, Parchment Pearloid 4-Ply Pickguard, White Pearloid 4-Ply

Color

Black, White

Neck Pickup

Vintage Split Blade (250K), Blues Split Blade (500K), High Output Split Blade (250K), Super High Output Split Blade (500K)

Middle Pickup

Vintage Split Blade (250K), Blues Split Blade (500K), High Output Split Blade (250K), Super High Output Split Blade (500K)

Bridge Pickup

Vintage Split Blade (250K), Blues Split Blade (500K), High Output Split Blade (250K), Super High Output Split Blade (500K)

Pot Style & Value

250K Split Shaft, 500K Split Shaft

Tone Pot 1

Master Tone, Neck & Middle Tone

Tone Pot 2

Blender Pot, Bridge Tone, Master Tone

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Reviews

4 reviews for Customizable Prewired Split Blade Pickguard

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Bob Martin (verified owner)

    Hello Lindy and Co.
    These are my 2nd set of Blues split blade pickups. The first was purchased in 2012 and now 2nd set in 2017. The improvement in both of my Stratocasters is amazing. Clarity of notes, string to string balance and sustain are all improved 100%. This last prewired pickguard came with a blender pot and a push pull tone pot. Both of these options add a significant increase in tones that can be achieved and make the guitar even more versatile. These are by far the best pickups I have used in my Stratocasters eg: Carvins, Fenders N3’s, Fender Alnico, Kinman Avn Blues set, Fender Texas Specials, DiMarzio Area pickup set. Although the aforementioned are all good pickups they just don’t compare to Fralins IMHO.

    I also have a set of Split blade Jazz bass pickups also same high quality 100% improvement in tone over the stock Fender pickups. Also like to say that Lindy is a gentleman and pleasure to do business with as well as the other members of his company. Customer service is excellent!!
    Next pickups for my Tele project!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Bud Clark (verified owner)

    Hi Lindy.The Vintage split blade pickups are just amazing. My Grandson received them as a Christmas gift from me, and he couldn’t happier. They truly live up to the reputation. Thank you.
    Respectfully,
    Bud Clark

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Rich Curtin (verified owner)

    Great pickups and quality – I love them!

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jon Pousette-Dart (verified owner)

    Mounted the prewired split blade on a guitar made for me by Chihoe Hahn. I arrived at Lindy’s pickups after having 2 other sets on the body. These were the perfect fit for transparency and no noise. Perfect to hear everything going on in your guitar… Lindy was
    very helpful in picking out the right setup. Highly recommended.

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