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Custom Shop: Loaded Pickguard for Strat® (SSS)

Regular price
$450.00
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$450.00

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 SSS 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 prewired pickguard with 1 ply black and parchment white knobs and pickup covers
Custom Shop: Loaded Pickguard for Strat® (SSS)
Custom Shop: Loaded Pickguard for Strat® (SSS)
Custom Shop: Loaded Pickguard for Strat® (SSS)
Custom Shop: Loaded Pickguard for Strat® (SSS)
Custom Shop: Loaded Pickguard for Strat® (SSS)
Custom Shop: Loaded Pickguard for Strat® (SSS)

You Design It, We Build It...

Custom Shop: Loaded Pickguard for Strat® (SSS)

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 SSS 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

1. ObsidianWire™ Custom Blender for Strat®

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

With a master volume and master tone control the Custom Blender Harness packs your traditional Strat® tones into a smaller space, leaving the third tone control free.

This becomes the blender control, adding the ability to blend the neck and bridge pickups in together. This is amazing for adding a range of musical mids to your lead tone (like the bell like effects David Gilmour gets in his signature Strat) or for adding some twang to your rhythm, just like you find in the middle position on a Tele®. When you need a complete wall of sound, you can even mix all three pickups together by flicking the five way switch to position 2 or 4

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2. ObsidianWire™ Vintage Plus for Strat® Gen2

  • New 'Gen2' Model
  • Traditional '5-Way' Switching
  • Improved Tone Control Layout
  • Switchable volume control 'Voice'

The new Obsidian® Vintage PlusGen2 for Stratocaster® has had a complete overhaul to ensure you have access to the absolute in best Stratocaster Electronics. The new upgraded harness retains the traditional five way switching, but improves the tone control layout, smooths out the tone and volume control response, and gives you two volume control 'voices' so you can get your guitar setup exactly how you like it

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3. ObsidianWire™ Custom 7 WAY Wiring // Gilmour Mod

  • New 'Gen2' Model
  • Gilmour Mod  / '7-Way' Switching
  • Play neck & bridge pickups together
  • Improved Tone Control Layout
  • Switchable Volume Control Voicings

The new Obsidian® Custom 7 Way wiring harness for Stratocaster® has had a complete over hall, to make the super versatile 7 Way wiring mod even better. The new upgraded harness retains the '7-way' switching inspired by David Gilmour, but improves the tone control layout, smooths out the tone and volume control responses, and gives you two volume control 'voices' so you can get your guitar setup exactly how you like it.

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The Pickups

Choose Your Own Pickups...

Player Range...

1. ToneRider® Pure Vintage

Warm Vintage Strat® Tones

The Pure Vintage set from Tonerider is the perfect upgrade for any player looking for that warm, vintage Stratocaster sound. Inspired by a collection of vintage pickups from the 1950s, the Pure Vintage set accurately reproduces the magical magnet and coil structure of these classic pickups.

Neck 5.9k / Mid 6.1k / Bridge 6.45k

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2. ToneRider® ALNICO II BLUES

Perfect for Blues and Jazz, this new set offers players touch-sensitive and sweet clean tones, without boomy bass notes or harsh trebles.

Neck 6.1k / Mid 6.2k / Bridge 6.8k

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3. ToneRider® CLASSIC BLUES

The Classic Blues set nails the hotter 60’s Strat tones, whilst also offering the benefits of a calibrated wind for more even volume balance across all five positions.

Neck 6.3k / Mid 6.4k / Bridge 7.0k

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Premium Range...

Option 4. Obsidian® Custom 'FIVE FIFTIES'

// Classic Strat Tones with Clarity & Punch

The Obsidian Custom 'Vintage 50's set is hand wound to order using a scatter wind process for enhanced dynamics, true Alnico V magnets for classic Stratocaster punch, and a lower vintage style output range to retain clarity and picking dynamics throughout the set.

Hand wound to order, using a scatter wind process for enhanced dynamics and true Alnico V magnets for classic Stratocaster punch. Completed with vintage style fiber bobbin, and premium wax potted cloth wire.

Neck 5.6k / Mid 5.6k / Bridge 5.9k

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Option 5. Obsidian® 'FIVE SIXTIES'

// The performance grade set made for tonal variation

The Obsidian Custom 'Hot 60's' set offers an output range that increases as you move back through the pickups, for classic Strat sounds in the neck, through to fuller middle and bridge pickups for making more of an impact where required.

Hand wound to order, using a scatter wind process for enhanced dynamics and true Alnico V magnets for classic Stratocaster punch. Completed with vintage style fiber bobbin, and premium wax potted cloth wire.

Neck 5.9k / Mid 6.3k / Bridge 7.1k

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Option 6. Lambertones Triple Shot

Based on John Mayer's favorite 1964 vintage Strat, but with enhanced clarity and consistency. Alnico magnets paired with a unique wire and tension combination produce beautifully smooth and velvety lead lines. The Triple Shot features a slightly chunky and springy low-end, clean and crisp highs, massive quack in positions 2/4, and all without a heavy and overbearing mid-range.

Neck 3.6k / Mid 4.15k / Bridge 3.95k DCR

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The Look

Choose your favorite pickguard and knob combo.

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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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Michael VanDusen (Swartz Creek, US)
Wow am I disappointed.

You shipped it halfway around the world with the wrong pickups. I ordered it with the city limits pickups but it has classic blues pickups.

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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!

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