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Real 54’s – Strat

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
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The Real 54 is a “Vintage Hot” wind using the same magnet material Fender® used in their ‘54 Stratocasters! These pickups are bright and have a glassy tone to them. Our Real 54’s are brighter and snappier than our Vintage Hot Strat pickups. If you are looking for the most authentic vintage tone you can get, look no further.




Real 54’s are true to the original 50’s specifications of Fender® Stratocaster pickups. These pickups are perfect for those looking for an era-authentic 50’s sound in their Stratocaster or any other guitar equipped with single-coil pickups. Real 54’s are similar to Vintage Hots in the way we wind them, but we use AlNiCo III magnets instead of AlNiCo V’s to give them a brighter, more delicate tone. Also, players can get the pickup close to the strings without the pickup pulling the strings out of tune. Real 54’s are great for anyone looking to balance out a dark-sounding guitar.


  • Era-Authentic 50’s sound
  • AlNiCo III Magnets for a bright tone
  • Bright and Glassy
  • USA-Made parts
  • The pickups come with your choice of WhiteBlackYellow (Aged White), or Green covers.


When playing clean, Real 54’s have a nice “glassiness” to them, with a lot of top-end sparkle. These pickups have a lot of clarity when playing single-notes, or chords. We recommend playing these pickups with High Gain, as the inherent brightness really cuts through in the mix. Real 54’s are also great for players who use a lot of effects pedals, as the pickup also cuts through. Real 54’s offer a very transparent tone and won’t color the sound of your guitar too much. We recommend using a Baseplate in the bridge position if buying a set or a single bridge pickup.


Our Complete Set is our best-selling option. It has a slightly hotter bridge to compensate for the brightness near the bridge. If you’re buying a single pickup, read this article on polarity here: “What’s The Deal With Polarity?”


Our Real 54 pickups come in two Magnet Stagger(?) options: Stock(?) and Hybrid (?).

Fralin Strat Stagger Diagram



Ohm Readings

Sizing Information

Polarity Information

Wiring Diagrams


At Fralin Pickups, we are a total and complete custom shop. Need something specific? Upon checkout, use the “Notes” field to write anything you want! Most custom work does not cost extra.


Complete Set, Bridge, Middle, Neck

Magnet Stagger

Stock, Hybrid (for flatter radius necks)

Pickup Cover Color

White, Yellow (Aged-White), Black, Green

Pickup Orientation

Right Handed, Left Handed

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1 review for Real 54’s – Strat

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Carter Granat

    I have a set of Real 54’s in one of my custom built Strats. It’s been tested against many other Strats and everytime the people hearing the comparison want Lindy Fralin Real 54’s before the shootout is over. I also have a solid brass tone block in the vibrato, but the pickups are the persauders. I bought my Fralins at Blues Angel Music in Pensacola, FL. I also got a set of Fralin Hum Cancelling P-90’s. Once that guitar is complete, I’ll post a review.

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