Stratocaster Loaded Pickguards

March 2013 1 Comment

Fender Stratocaster loaded pickguards have many variations. They can vary by pickup configuration, quality of pickups, wiring design, screw pattern and pickguard color.


Mexican SSS PickguardMexican SSS Loaded Pickguard


Cost:
$80
Pickups: 3 Standard Single-Coil
Magnets: Ceramic
Pickguard: 3-Ply

The standard Mexican SSS pickguard provides a great sound for the price.

 

 


Mexican HSS pickguardMexican HSS Loaded Pickguard


Cost:
$100
Pickups: 2 Single-Coil ,1 Humbucker
Magnets: Ceramic
Pickguard: 3-Ply

The HSS Mexican Pickguard has 1 Humbucking Pickup (Bridge) and 2 Standard Single-Coil Strat Pickups (Neck and Middle). This set up has less hum than the standard SSS setup and the humbuckers provide a fatter sound.

 


American PickguardAmerican SSS Loaded Pickguard


Cost: $100 to $200
Pickups: 3 Standard Single-Coil
Magnets: Ceramic
Pickguard: 3-Ply Parchment

American Strat pickguard has the sound that made Stratocasters famous. The SSS standard American pickguard comes loaded with 3 American Strat® Single-Coil Pickups.

 


deluxe SSS pickguard S1Deluxe w/ S1 Switch


Cost: $200 to $250
Pickups: 3 Samarium Cobalt Noiseless
Magnets: Ceramic
Pickguard: 3-Ply Parchment

SCN Pickups provide a great sound and are well worth the price. The S1 Switch allows for 10 different pickup configurations. This is a great setup at a fair price!

 

 


Custom Shop SSS PickguardCustom Shop SSS Loaded Pickguard


Cost: $200 to $300
Pickups: 3 Custom Shop Single-Coil
Magnets:Ceramic
Pickguard: 3-Ply Parchment

Custom Shop loaded pickguards come in several configurations. They Provide a nice blues sound with good midrange, and a crisp high end sound.

 


One Response

  1. Charles P

    March 4, 2014

    Are left handed loaded pickguards available? I own a lefty Mexican Strat.

    Thanks

    Reply

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