Prewired Strat Pickguard

    (169 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:
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    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.

    Pickguard Upgrades

    Choose a few Add Ons like our Baseplate and Volume Kit to add functionality to your Prewired Pickguard.

    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.

    Do you want to replace your existing screws and Output Jack? We can supply them for you!

    Include Plastic Knobs

    These knobs work on Split Shaft Pots only.

    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. Not available in Left-Handed configurations.

    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.

    Due to the nature of Raw Nickel, Raw Nickel may contain slight cosemetic defects or abrasions.

    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 More



    Our Pickups, Your Personality.

    Want to learn more about our Prewired Strat Pickguard? Here's all the information you'll need:

    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

     

     

     

     

     

     

    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.

    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 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.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Prewired Strat Pickguard Questions And Answers:

    Have a question about our Prewired Strat Pickguard? Leave it here! We will answer your question within 24 hours.

    6 Questions about Prewired Strat Pickguard

    1. are the pick ups waxed?

      1. Hey Mike, yes, all of our pickups are wax potted before installation.

    2. 2 questions – 1) can i mix a split blade strat pick up in with the non splits. i was thinking i wanted the split blade in the neck position of the pre wired single coil pickguard but i dont see that option listed in the pull down. 2) can you please make some single coil pick up recommendations based on my descriptions please neck – i need a fat dark smooth tone. like if it was for a jazz guitarist middle – something with a lot of “spank” (funky , poppy tone) Bridge – High output fat rock tone thanks for your help

      1. Hey Mike, Mixing the Split Blades and Single Coils can of course be done, but requires an additional upcharge of about $25 per pickup that you wanted to be replaced. To do this, simply use the ‘notes’ field on the checkout screen and we’ll bill you for the upcharge. To answer your second question, I would probably recommend the following: a High Output in your neck, Blues Special in the middle, and a High Output in the bridge. I would suggest using either a 500K or 300K volume pot to get the dark tone out of the neck.

    3. Hey, how are you guys! Does the pre wired pick guard have to be soldered at all? Or it’s ready to install and go!?

      1. Hey Larry, we’re doing great, thanks! All you need to do is solder 2 or three wires – the Output Jack White & Black, and make sure your tremolo claw is soldered as well. It’s super simple and should only take 10 minutes.

    4. Hi there. Is the 1-ply white pickward 8 bolt?

      1. Yes, both 1-Ply pickguards are 8-Hole.

    5. Can I request a non-RWRP middle pickup? That is, two Real 54 neck pickups for the neck and middle positions?

      1. Hey Joshua, of course! Just use the “notes” field to request this.

    6. I recently purchased a split pole pickup. Can it be installed with 2 Blues Special pickups prewired. Also, what would be the recomended and optional pot comfigurations?

      1. Hey Bruce,

        I’m a bit confused on your question. Are you referring to a pickup we are currently making, or one that you currently have? If we’re still making the Split Blade / Split Steel Pole, we can stop the order and get a Prewired Pickguard in the works for you. If you currently have the pickup, you can’t send it in for pre-wiring at the moment. Regarding the Pot Values, we recommend 250K pots, and the Vintage or High Output Split Blade models will match nicely with the Blues Specials.


    CUSTOMER REVIEWS

    169 reviews for Prewired Strat Pickguard

    1. Alan
      Verified Buyer

      For the neck and middle pickups of my strat I bought steel pole 42s, and for the bridge a steel pole 43. I’m very happy with the results. These pickups are a really unique deal for a strat. I can get fat tones, but with lots of feel and nuance.

    2. mike e

      are the pick ups waxed?

      • Tyler Delsack (Manager, Fralin Pickups)
        (store manager)

        Hey Mike, yes, all of our pickups are wax potted before installation.

    3. mike e

      2 questions – 1) can i mix a split blade strat pick up in with the non splits. i was thinking i wanted the split blade in the neck position of the pre wired single coil pickguard but i dont see that option listed in the pull down. 2) can you please make some single coil pick up recommendations based on my descriptions please neck – i need a fat dark smooth tone. like if it was for a jazz guitarist middle – something with a lot of “spank” (funky , poppy tone) Bridge – High output fat rock tone thanks for your help

      • Tyler Delsack (Manager, Fralin Pickups)
        (store manager)

        Hey Mike, Mixing the Split Blades and Single Coils can of course be done, but requires an additional upcharge of about $25 per pickup that you wanted to be replaced. To do this, simply use the ‘notes’ field on the checkout screen and we’ll bill you for the upcharge. To answer your second question, I would probably recommend the following: a High Output in your neck, Blues Special in the middle, and a High Output in the bridge. I would suggest using either a 500K or 300K volume pot to get the dark tone out of the neck.

    4. Todd
      Verified Buyer

      Their pre-wired pickguard was easy to drop in. These Blues Specials are the best 60s strat pickups I’ve ever heard. Couldn’t be happier and will be back.

    5. John
      Verified Buyer

      A few moths back I bought a Fender American Professional Strat. The stock pickups were ok but nothing special. I got a pre-wired pickguard with Vintage Hot pickups and now that is one smokin’ guitar. Easy install with good instructions. Plus when I had a question, Lindy himself called me with the answer.

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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.
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