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Custom Shop: HSS Loaded Pickguard for Strat®

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£260.00
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£260.00

Have us build your dream Loaded Pickguard, complete with a set of Obsidian® Pro-Wired™ Electronics, world class pickups and super high quality hardware.

Super Easy, Solder-less Install

  • Custom Loaded HSS Pickguard
  • Built with Obsidian® Pro-Wired™ Electronics
  • Your choice of world class pickups
  • Fully shielded pro-grade Obsidian® pickguard
  • Super Easy, Solderless Install

Custom Shop: Built to Order

Fast Build Time: Ships in 2-4 Business Days

Express Shipping Available: DHL Express

ObsidianWire Black HSS loaded pickguard for Strat with Parchment covers
Back view of the ObsidianWire HSS loaded pickguard for Strat featuring the Custom HSS 7 Way harness
ObsidianWire Mint Green HSS loaded pickguard for Strat with Aged White covers
Custom Shop: HSS Loaded Pickguard for Strat®
Custom Shop: HSS Loaded Pickguard for Strat®

You Design It, We Build It...

Custom Shop: HSS Loaded Pickguard for Strat®

Have us build your dream Loaded Pickguard, complete with a set of Obsidian® Pro-Wired™ Electronics, world class pickups and super high quality hardware.

Super Easy, Solder-less Install

  • Custom Loaded HSS Pickguard
  • Built with Obsidian® Pro-Wired™ Electronics
  • Your choice of world class pickups
  • Fully shielded pro-grade Obsidian® pickguard
  • Super Easy, Solderless Install

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The Wiring

Option 1. UNIVERSAL BLENDER FOR HSS STRAT®

  • Stratocaster Blender Mod
  • Play Neck + Bridge Pickups Together
  • Master Tone
  • Master Volume

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Option 2. Custom Lambertones HSS for Strat®

  • A Lambertones // ObsidianWire™ Collab.
  • Custom built for HSS Strat®
  • TUNABLE SPLIT COIL (for fuller single coil sounds)
  • Pickup Matched Tone Controls (500k & 250k)
  • IGNEOS™ Firm Grip Pots

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Option 3. Custom HSS / HSH for Strat® Gen2 - 5 Way

  • Intelligent Switching
  • 500k for Humbucker Clarity
  • 250k for Single Coil Warmth

Our all new 'Gen2' HSS Strat wiring harness incorporates intelligent switching to give you the full clarity of your humbuckers AND tame your single coils, more useable tone and volume controls & greater clarity

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Option 4. Custom HSS / HSH for Strat® Gen2 - 7 Way

All of the above, Plus the 7 way switch upgrade

7-WAY SWITCH // GILMOUR MOD

The sweetest bell like Strat® tone. he Obsidian® 7-Way Switch allows you to play your neck and bridge pickups together for the sweetest bell like tones, or even all three pickups together. The switch is built in to your tone control by use of a push/pull pot, so no extra mods are required to your guitar.

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The Pickups

Option 1. ToneRider® THE ALNICO II

This set combines neck and bridge TRS4 Alnico II Blues strat pickups with our best-selling AC2 bridge humbucker, with wider F-spacing.

Perfect for a warm, bluesy strat sound but still with a classic PAF bite in the bridge.

Neck 6.1k / Mid 6.2k / Bridge 8.3k

Option 2. ToneRider® THE OVERWOUND HSS

With all three pickups slightly overwound on Alnico V magnets, this set is designed to give a little more push. 

Combining our Classic Blues single coils with our new Birmingham AC5 bridge humbucker. This set sizzles!

Neck 6.3k / Mid 6.4k / Bridge 8.7k

The Look

Choose your favorite pickguard and knob combo.

Need inspiration?

Check out some of our favorite combos Here

The Install

Solderless Loaded Pickguard Install

Solderless Install

All Obsidian® loaded pickguards allow for a quick and easy solderless install using our own solderless Pro-Wired™ Electronics

Fitting

Loaded Pickguards (for Strat)

Obsidian® loaded pickguards for Stratocaster® are made to fit modern Fender Strat® bodies with 11 hole pickguards perfectly. Other bodies including Squier, import and after market type guitars may need adjustments to routing, or screw hole placement. 

  • Mounting Hole Pattern: Modern Fender 11 hole
  • Control Cavity Routing: Fits genuine Fender Stratocaster
    Other guitars may need adjustment
  • Cavity depth: Minimum 34mm (1.26”)
    7-Way wiring always require full depth cavity around tone controls
  • Pickup Cavity Routing: Check pickup compatibility before ordering. Humbucker loaded pickguards require full size humbucker routing.

Control Plates (for Tele)

Obsidian® loaded control plates for Telecaster® are made to fit modern Fender Tele® bodies perfectly. Other bodies including Squier, import and after market type guitars may need adjustments to routing, or screw hole placement. 

  • Mounting Hole Spacing: 150mm from center to center
  • Control Cavity Routing: Fits genuine Fender Telecaster
    Other guitars may need adjustment
  • Cavity depth: Minimum 34mm (1.26”)
    7-Way wiring always require full depth cavity around tone controls
  • Pickups: ObsidianWire Pro-Wired Electronics are generally made for standard two wire pickups.

    For different wire types select the Custom Universal harness. the Custom 4-Way harness requires a three wire neck pickup, or a solder join to add a new wire.

Control Plates (for Jazz Bass)

Obsidian® loaded control plates for Jazz Bass® are made to fit modern Fender Jazz Bass® bodies perfectly. Other bodies including Squier, import and after market type guitars may need adjustments to routing, or screw hole placement. 

  • Control Cavity Routing: Fits genuine Fender Jazz Bass
    Other guitars may need adjustment - Minimum // width 24mm - length 128mm - depth 30mm
  • Pickups: Electronics are made for standard two wire pickups. Other pickups may require modification or soldering.

The Shipping

ObsidianWire Custom Shop Item:

This item is part of our Custom Shop range, built to order, one at a time in Christchurch New Zealand.

Build Time: 5 - 10 Business Days

We aim to build all custom shop orders within 5 - 10 business days (excludes weekends and public holiday). If we expect any delays we will let you know as soon as possible.

Shipping: Ships direct from Christchurch, New Zealand

All custom shop items ship direct from Christchurch, New Zealand. Please allow extra time for International shipping. Check for additional info on our shipping policies below

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Customer Reviews

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brett burlison (Lyme, US)

Custom Shop: Loaded Pickguard for Strat® (SSS)

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Liam Howard (Brisbane, AU)

Custom Shop: Loaded Control Plate for Tele®

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Raphael R. (Geneva, CH)
It sucks....

...that i now don't know what to do with my other guitars that don't have this upgrade!

Just kidding, i love them! The overall tone, 7-way switch and included treble bleed mod are exceptional and a lot of fun! Installing was incredibly easy!

Absolutely recommend it!

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James Russell (Chadds Ford, US)
Amazing tone

I really love the look and sound of this!

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Michael A
Squire Strat Upgrade

I purchased loaded pickguard with Tonerider TRS1 Pure Vintage for a Squire Stratocaster (SSS). The installation took about 45 minutes (add time for cleaning/re-stringing). This is a super easy install/upgrade and my guitar looks and sounds great (much improved).

Pro-Wired™ Pickguards & Control Plates

  • Solderless Install

    Quick & Easy install using with Obsidian® solderless wiring

  • Custom Built

    You choose the specs, and we build it for you, right here in our Custom Shop.

  • Pro-Grade

    World class components and build quality for world class tone and durability