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Item # 5000ACR OverDrive Custom Guitar Works' Fully Loaded Complete Strat® Pickguard Assembly
Your choice of any of the genuine Fender® or Seymour Duncan pickup sets or our special pickup combination sets
All built around our custom manufactured Black or White Acrylic Pickguards with the Rounded and Polished Edge

We custom build each of these complete Strat® pickguard assemblies in our shop by hand for every customer based on the unique specifications selected below.

Custom built in our shop, complete and fully loaded Strat® pickguard assembly.  Includes everything ready to drop in to your favorite Strat® by simply hooking up the hot wire (audio) and ground wires. 

This complete pickguard assembly is unique in that it can be built with your choice of one of 14 genuine Fender® pickup sets or from 5 Seymour Duncan pickup sets options. We also offer a few special pickup combination sets, these are all detailed below. Each of these pickguard assemblies are built around our custom manufactured Black or White 1 Ply 0.120" Acrylic pickguards with the Rounded and Polished Perimeter Edge. These Acrylic pickguards are the same as our Gilmour Black Strat® pickguard assemblies but do not have the recessed mini-toggle switching system. 

Each assembly includes 3 CTS 450G series potentiometers, Orange Drop polyester film tone capacitor, CRL pickup selector switch, genuine Fender® knobs, pickup covers and switch tip.

Our Acrylic pickguards are copper foil shielded in the control region only, if you desire a full coverage aluminum pickguard shield it can be added extra as an "Add On" assembly option. This pickguard shield is the same 0.012" thick aluminum shielding plate used on '62 Strat® pickguards, here is an illustration of the shield. Use the separate "Add to Cart" button below the main assembly selection options for addition of the full coverage pickguard shield. If you select this full coverage pickguard shield then your pickguard will not have any copper foil shielding.

 

Pickguard Assembly Specifications / Options

Pickup Set: Your choice of one of the following Genuine Fender® or Seymour Duncan pickup sets. Notice that some pickup sets are only available in specific colors.

  • Fender® Custom Shop Fat '50s.
  • Fender® Custom Shop Custom '54.
  • Fender® Custom Shop Custom '69.
  • Fender® Custom Shop Texas Special.
  • Fender® Pure Vintage '54, Limited Edition, 60'th Anniversary.
  • Fender® Pure Vintage '56.
  • Fender® Pure Vintage '59.
  • Fender® Pure Vintage '65.
  • Fender® N3 Noiseless (Only available in Aged White)
  • Fender® N4 Noiseless (Only available in Aged White)
  • Fender® Super 55 Split Coil Noiseless (Only available in White)
  • Fender® Vintage Noiseless (Only available in Aged White or Black).
  • Fender® Hot Noiseless (Only available in Aged White).
  • Fender® Original '57/''62.
  • Seymour Duncan SSL-1 California 50's Set
  • Seymour Duncan SSL-5 Set (Rw/Rp Middle)
  • Seymour Duncan SSL-6 Set (Rw/Rp Middle) (Flat Pole Pieces)
  • Seymour Duncan SSL-3 Set (Rw/Rp Middle) (Flat/Tall Pole Pieces)
  • Seymour Duncan SSL-5 (Bridge), SSL-1 Rw/Rp (Middle), SSL-1 (Neck) Set
  • Our own special pickup set #1: DiMarzio FS-1 (Bridge), Fender® Custom Shop '69 (Middle), Fender® Custom Shop Fat '50 (Neck).
  • Our own special pickup set #2: Seymour Duncan SSL-5 (Bridge), Fender® Custom Shop '69 (Middle), Fender® Custom Shop Fat '50 (Neck).

Pickguard Selection Choices:  Each of the 5 pickguard selection options are 0.120" thick Acrylic 1 Ply with Rounded and Polished Perimeter Edge.

  • Black - Standard 11 Hole
  • Black - Standard 11 Hole - Reverse Angle Bridge Pickup (Voodoo)
  • Black - '57 Vintage 8 Hole
  • White - Standard 11 Hole
  • White - '57 Vintage 8 Hole

Pickup Selector Switch Options:

  • CRL 5-Way.
  • CRL 3-Way.

Potentiometers: Three CTS 450G Series 250K.

Tone Capacitor: Orange Drop Polyester Film Capacitor Options. Click here for information on tone capacitors and here is a link to a video that explains How Tone Capacitors Work.

  • 0.047 uF
  • 0.033 uF
  • 0.022 uF
  • 0.1 uF

Control Knobs/Switch Tip/Pickup Covers Color Options - As described above, some pickup sets are not available in all colors:

  • White
  • Parchment
  • Aged White
  • Black

Pickup Tone Controls:  With standard Strat® wiring and with the bridge pickup does not have a tone control, only the middle and neck pickups have a tone control.  However, we offer 5 alternate pickup tone control selections to choose from to enhance your tonal shaping.

  1. Standard Strat® wiring: Separate tone control for the middle pickup. Separate tone control for the neck pickup. No tone control for the bridge pickup.
  2. Separate tone control for the bridge pickup. Middle and neck pickups share a tone control.
  3. Separate tone control for the neck pickup. Bridge and middle pickups share a tone control.
  4. Separate tone control for the bridge pickup. Separate tone control for the neck pickup. No tone control for the middle pickup.
  5. Separate tone control for the bridge pickup. Separate tone control for the middle pickup. No tone control for the neck pickup.


Black 1 Ply 0.120" Acrylic Pickguard with Rounded and Polished Perimeter Edge with standard 11 hole mounting pattern.  Aged white accessories.  Shown with optional "Add On" assembly option Green Lettered and Numbered knob set.

Rounded and polished perimeter edge of the Black 1 Ply 0.120" Acrylic pickguard

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Rounded and polished perimeter edge of the White 1 Ply 0.120" Acrylic pickguard.

Body Ground Connection:  Most of the modern American Strat® bodies (not vintage re-issue Strat's) have a ground wire connection inside the conductive paint shielded control cavity that is fastened down to the body with a small wood screw.  Click here for an illustration of this body ground connection. Most Mexican Strat® bodies we have encountered do not have this body ground connection.  Unless your bodies control cavity is shielded and you plan on connecting a ground wire from the electronics to the shielded control cavity then select "No" for this option. If you select YES for the "Body Ground" option and do not have the solder lug (ring eyelet) and mounting screw to attach this wire to your body, then you can add it to your order here -->

Select Your Pickguard Assembly Options

Pickup Set:
Pickguard:
Accessories Color:
Pickup Selector Switch:
Tone Capacitor:
Pickup(s) Tone Controls:
Body Ground Connection:
Price: $275.00

Use The Following "Add On" Options For Upgrades To The Basic Pickguard Assembly

Upgrade your pickguard assembly with the '62 Strat® full coverage aluminum pickguard shield:

$17.00 Up Charge

Add-On Assembly Option Customized Knob Set With Green Letters and NumbersUpgrade your pickguard assembly with a customized set of Green Lettered & Numbered Control Knobs:

$25.00 Up Charge


IMPORTANT: All custom built pickguard assemblies are not returnable, refundable or exchangeable due to the unique nature of the customized options you select for your particular assembly.  Each pickguard assembly is custom built on an “As Ordered” basis for each individual customer with their specific and unique assembly options selected at the time of purchase.  All pickguard assemblies are completely tested before shipment to ensure correct operation, so if you’re having a problem please re-assess everything you have done during the installation process to see what might of went wrong.

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