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Potentiometers:CTS - Add $0 
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Description 

Custom Shop Pickguards ship in approximately 5 to 10 business days.

 

Get custom tone and looks for your Stratocaster...Just how you want it! 

You design it...We build it! Fully Custom with tons of options!

Fully Wired and Fully tested and Fully Guaranteed!

 

Each option choice is fully described for you to make an informed decision on your pickguard components. Click the option title link for more info on a particular subject or feel free to scroll down to read about all the option choices. There are a lot of choices but ultimately it will yield an informed decision in your custom shop experience which in turns brings about one incredible pickguard for your Stratocaster.

 

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Choose from the following in the drop down boxes provided above:

 

 

 

Here are some Sample Color Schemes:

 

 

 

Representative Professional Solder Work:

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"American 7 Way"

 

Components Shown:

  • 7 Way Switching setup with 

  • Oak Grigsby Switch

  • CTS Pots

  • Alpha 250K Push/Pull Switch

  • USA Sprague Orange Drop Capacitor. 

All setups come with clean and professional solder work.

 

Choose Your "Nico's Vintage USA Pickup Type"

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We offer a strong selection of 100% Authentic Fender pickups including the full line of Custom Shop pickups. You can be certain of full rich tone that has set the standard for Stratocaster tone.

  • Spanky 90s

    • Single Coil Alnico V P-90

    • Great vintage tone with output at 5.6k

    • Calibrated with RW/RP middle

    • Has adjustable pole pieces

    • Uses an Alnico V bar magnet

    • Great for fatter or thicker tone

  • 'Ol School 50s

    • Offers 50s bell chime and authentic pickup calibration

    • No RW/RP and ideal for 3 way switching

    • Made to offer the tone of the traditional 50s Stratocaster

    • Heavy Formvar magnet wire, Vulcanized fiber bobbins, Vintage cloth pull back wire

    • Staggered Alnico V magnets

    • Neck, Middle, Bridge Output 5.6k

  • 'Ol School 60s

    • Offers 60s Growl and authentic pickup calibration

    • No RW/RP and ideal for 3 way switching

    • Made to offer the tone of the traditional 60s Stratocaster

    • Plain Enamel magnet wire, Gray Vulcanized fiber bobbins, Vintage cloth pull back wire

    • Staggered Alnico V magnets

    • Neck, Middle, Bridge Output 5.6k

  • Classic 50s

    • Classic 50s Tone with Modern RW/RP and calibrated windings

    • Classic Bell Chime and "Quack" in positions 2 and 4

    • Heavy Formvar magnet wire, Vulcanized fiber bobbins, Vintage cloth pull back wire

    • Staggered Alnico V magnets

    • Neck 5.6k , Middle RW/RP 5.8k, Bridge Output 6.0k

  • Classic 60s

    • Classic 60s Tone with Modern RW/RP and calibrated windings

    • Classic 60s Growl and "Quack" in positions 2 and 4

    • Plain Enamel magnet wire, Gray Vulcanized fiber bobbins, Vintage cloth pull back wire

    • Staggered Alnico V magnets

    • Neck 5.6k , Middle RW/RP 5.8k, Bridge Output 6.0k

  • The '59 Overwind

    • Offers overwound 1959 Texas tone

    • Fully calibrated with RW/RP with Great quack in positions 2 and 4

    • Full Warm Vintage Hot Bridge

    • Clear, Clean and Warm Vintage Bell Tones

    • Heavy Formvar magnet wire, Vulcanized fiber bobbins, Vintage cloth pull back wire

    • Staggered Alnico V magnets

    • Neck 6.0k , Middle RW/RP 6.5k, Bridge Output 7.0k

  • American Voodoo '69

    • The spirit of '69 voodoo blues with modern flair

    • Fully calibrated with RW/RP middle

    • Great for 60s growl with a fuller voicing

    • Plain Enamel magnet wire, Gray Vulcanized fiber bobbins, Vintage cloth pull back wire

    • Staggered Alnico V magnets

    • Neck 5.8k , Middle RW/RP 6.3k, Bridge Output 6.8k

  • '75 Bell Bottoms

    • Fatter, Fuller Tone with Growl

    • Great for that fatter sound of the 70s

    • Similar to that "Texas" set but with fuller, fatter voicing

    • Fully Calibrated set with RW/RP

    • Plain Enamel magnet wire, Gray Vulcanized fiber bobbins, Vintage cloth pull back wire

    • Staggered Alnico V magnets

    • Neck 6.0k , Middle RW/RP 6.5k, Bridge Output 7.2k

  • RG '62 

    • "Scooped" (No) Mid Range Tone

    • Fully Calibrated with RW/RP

    • Great for that '62 Irish Blues "RG" Tone

    • Heavy Formvar magnet wire, Vulcanized fiber bobbins, Vintage cloth pull back wire

    • Staggered Alnico V magnets

    • Neck 5.0k , Middle RW/RP 5.3k, Bridge 5.6k

  • DeeGee

    • Our most popular vintage tribute "psychedelic blues" set

    • Superb hot vintage tone

    • Incredible 13.5k bridge

    • Fully calibrated with RW/RP

    • Ideal for 7 way switching

    • Heavy Formvar and Plain Enamel magnet wires, Gray Vulcanized fiber bobbins, Vintage cloth pull back wire

    • Staggered Alnico V magnets

    • Neck 6.5k , Middle RW/RP 6.8k, Bridge 13.5k

  • American Signature 50s

    • Fully Hand Wound authentic 50s tone

    • Fully calibrated and custom designed for today's demands

    • Heavy Formvar magnet wire, Vulcanized fiber bobbins, Vintage cloth pull back wire

    • Staggered Alnico V magnets

    • Neck 5.8k , Middle RW/RP 6.3k, Bridge 7.0k

  • American Signature 60s

    • Fully Hand Wound authentic 60s tone

    • Fully calibrated and custom designed for today's demands

    • Plain Enamel magnet wire, Gray Vulcanized fiber bobbins, Vintage cloth pull back wire

    • Staggered Alnico V magnets

    • Neck 5.8k , Middle RW/RP 6.3k, Bridge 7.0k

 

Choose Your "Pickguard Color"

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Our pickguards are designed to fit Fender Stratocasters or Re-Issue Stratocasters. 

We offer the following:

  • American 11 Hole

    • American Fender Stratocasters 1964 to Present

    • Mexican Fender Stratocasters 2002 to Present

     

  • American '57 8 Hole

    • American Fender Stratocasters 1954 to 1959

    • American Fender Signature Eric Clapton Models

    • American Fender Signature Eric Johnson Models

    • American Fender Signature Stevie Ray Vaughan Models

     

  • American '62 11 Hole

    • American Fender Stratocasters Late 1959 to 1962

 

Choose Your "Pickup Cover Color"

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We offer several choices of pickup covers including:

 

  • White

  • Black

  • Parchment

  • Cream/Aged White

  • Mint Green

  

Choose Your "Knobs & Switch Tip Color" 

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We offer several choices of control knob and switch tip colors including:

 

  • White 

  • Black

  • Parchment

  • Cream/Aged White

 

Choose Your "Switching" 

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We offer 4 types of switching with most common being 5 way.

Choose from the options in our drop down selection:

  • 3 Way

    • Standard on 50s and 60s Strats

    • Classic for strats without an rw/rp middle

     

  • 5 Way

    • Standard on Modern era Strats

    • Great for hum canceling with rw/rp pickups

     

  • 7 Way

    • Offers 5 Switching Plus

      • Neck/Bridge in Parallel

      • Neck/Middle/Bridge in Parallel

       

  • 10 Way ToneMaster

    • Offers 4 Different Strat and Tele Tones in One Pickguard

      • Station 1 - Traditional 5 Way Tones

        1. Bridge

        2. Bridge/Middle in Parallel

        3. Middle

        4. Middle/Neck in Parallel

        5. Neck

         

      • Station 2 - Full Humbucker / Series Tones

        1. Bridge/Middle in Series

        2. Bridge/Middle in Parallel

        3. Bridge/Neck in Series

        4. Middle/Neck in Parallel

        5. Neck/Middle in Series

         

      • Station 3 - 7 Way Tones

        1. Bridge

        2. Bridge/Middle/Neck in Parallel

        3. Bridge/Neck in Parallel

        4. Middle/Neck in Parallel

        5. Neck

 

Choose Your "7 Way Type"

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If you decided to get 7 Way Switching, we offer several options. You can choose how you want your 7 way achieved, either push/pull or mini toggle.

 

Here are the 7 Way Types:

  • Mini Toggle (located between the blade switch and the volume - call for other locations)

  • Push/Pull at Volume

  • Push/Pull at Tone 1

  • Push/Pull at Tone 2

             

Choose Your "Switch Type"

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5 and 7 way only - Choose your switch

 

We offer 3 types of switches for our 5 and 7 way switching options above in our drop down selection: 

  • Import 5 Way by Alpha

    • OEM on Fender Squiers

  • Pickers Parts American Spec'd 5 Way

    • Near Exact to Fender's current Specs

  • Oak Grigsby American Sped'd 5 Way

    •  OEM on Fender Strat's and Tele's

 

 

Choose Your "Potentiometer Type"

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Currently we carry 4 different types of potentiometers. You can choose based on your desires. They range from economy import to American spec'd.

 

Here are the potentiometer options:

 

  • Import Economy "Dime Size"

    • Found on entry to intermediate level instruments

    • Made in China by Alpha

     

  • Import Economy "Quarter Size"

    • Found on intermediate or standard line instruments

    • Made in China by Alpha

     

  • Pickers Parts American Spec'd Potentiometers

    • This is our house potentiometer

    • Same spec's as used by Fender

    • Brass Shafts

    • Fits American Pickguards and Knobs

    • Smoother in rotation and feel than CTS by comparison

    • Made in Korea by Alpha for Pickers Parts

     

  • CTS American Spec'd Potentiometers

    • Near identical to what is used by Fender

    • Brass Shafts

    • Fits American Pickguards and Knobs

    • Made in Taiwan by CTS (All CTS pots are made in Taiwan)

     

Choose Your "Treble Bass Expansion Type"

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You have the choice to get Treble Bass expansion on your pickguard. This is often used by players like Clapton or Buddy Guy to achieve even more tonal response to the lead tones. Works especially well with heavily overdriven situations giving the guitar player more control over their treble and bass spectrum.

 

The Treble Bass Expansion Options Are:

 

  • No Thanks! I don't want treble bass expansion.

  • TB Plus Tone Control by Pickers Parts

    • Offers a dual concentric pot with cap and resistor to achieve an increased treble bass response

    • Not as bright compared to Fender's TBX by comparison

     

  • TBX Tone Control by Fender

    • Offers a dual concentric pot with cap and resistor to achieve an increased treble bass response

 

 

Choose Your "Capacitor Type"

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We offer the following capacitors:

 

  • Ceramic Disc

    • Very close to the original 50s and 60s caps

    • Offers bright tone

     

  • Xicon Film Cap

    • Very near to what Fender uses today

    • Offers bright tone

     

  • USA Vishay Sprague Orange Drop Film Cap

    • Upgrade to most film caps

    • Offers bright tone with a touch of smoothness

     

  • Dijon Yellow Cap

    • Upgrade Cap

    • Offers Smooth and Nice Rounded "Tube-like" Tone

     

  • Vitamin T Oil Filled Cap

    • Upgrade Cap

    • Oil Filled for ultimate smoothness in tonal response with "tube-like" tone

 

 

Choose Your "Capacitor Rating"

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Capacitor Ratings are as follows:

 

  • .22 caps

    • Offer less treble roll off for an overall brighter tone

    • Found commonly in most modern day strats

  •  .47 caps

    • Offers more treble roll off for an overall darker tone

    • Found commonly in les pauls and basses

 

 

Choose "Volume/Treble Bleed Mod"

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We offer treble bleed or volume mods. This mod is designed to help minimize "treble bleed" when rolling back the volume knob. It gives the player the presence of more highs when the volume is turned down.

 

Volume/Treble Bleed Mod:

 

  • No Thanks!

  • Yes, Include this in my guard.

 

Choose Your "Wire Type" 

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We offer two types of hook-up/harness wire for your electronics: 

  • Modern PVC 20-22 guage

    • Near exact to Fender's current day specs

  •  Vintage Cloth

    • Offers vintage appeal with authentic cloth pull back wire

 

 

 Choose Your Hardware/Screw Color

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We have three selections of hardware to make your pickguard look just right. You can choose the perfect pickup, switch and pickguard mounting screw color. 

 

Choose from:

 

  • Standard

  • Black

  • Gold

 

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