Golden Age Hotwired Pickguards

  • 15 Reviews
  • Write a review
Golden Age Hotwired Pickguards White


Item # 2990
In stock, ready to ship!


Golden Age Hotwired Pickguards White/black/white


Item # 2991
In stock, ready to ship!


Golden Age Hotwired Pickguards Black/white/black


Item # 2991-B
In stock, ready to ship!


Golden Age Hotwired Pickguards Pearloid/white/black/mint


Item # 2992
In stock, ready to ship!


Scroll to Top

Golden Age Hotwired Pickguards

Authentic Golden Age® sound, with extra bite! With genuine CTS pots, CRL switch, Orange Drop® cap, Switchcraft jack and push-back wire.

We hand wire these ourselves here in Ohio, for the best upgrade you'll ever make!

Classic Alnico 5 tone and a HOT bridge pickup for plenty of punch.

These prewired guards are loaded with Golden Age single coil pickups, wound to vintage specs with 42 AWG coil wire. Staggered Alnico 5 polepieces deliver authentic tone and the hot bridge pickup adds plenty of punch.


  • Golden Age single-coil pickup set: neck, middle, and HOT bridge positions
  • 250K-ohm CTS control pots (3)
  • CRL 5-way lever switch
  • Orange Drop® capacitor
  • Knobs (3)
  • Mono Switchcraft output jack
  • .100" thick pickguard with conductive shielding underneath

All this is then hand wired to a shielded pickguard using 22 AWG vintage-style push-back wire. Pickguard mounting screws are available separately.

Position Polarity Ohms
Neck South 6.0K
Middle North 6.0K
Bridge South 7.6K

Single-ply pickguards    
(black and white)
0.080" thick    
8 mounting holes
Laminated pickguards     0.100" thick    
11 mounting holes

Use our Prewired Tremolo Claw to make it
even easier to wire up your new guitar!

Trade Secrets!

New pickups and new sound, with Golden Age Prewired Pickguards

Erick Coleman responds to a tech call emergency: "This guitar sounds bad, and I'm supposed to record with it tomorrow night!"

Customer Reviews

Write a review
  • 4.87 average rating from 15 reviews
Sort by

What a difference!

(Customer's Reviews)

As a quick weekend project with my son, we upgraded a 20 year old Mexi Squire Strat with new tuners and this fantastic pre-wired setup. Was a breeze to install and the sound has great depth and character - rivals any of my other much more expensive guitars. What a difference!


Great Sound...

(Customer's Reviews)

I wanted to convert my Mexi-Strat from HSS to SSS pickup config. My Mexi-Strat was well-built, but the sound was not very tight or bright enough. Also the Strat came with the Floyd Rose setup. I put these pickups in and now the guitar sound much better. Tighter and punchier. Great job in the details. Putting the guitar together was cheaper than a custom-made Strat. Well worth the money.


Great Budget Pickguard

(Customer's Reviews)

This pickguard is phenomenal for the price! You may not think $200 is a "budget" pickguard, but think again. This is the best value pre-assembled pickguard I've personally seen. The quality, aesthetics, and most importantly the sound are simply outstanding.

Showing 3 of 15 Read more reviews >>

StewMac PDF Catalog, page 47 See Golden Age Hotwired Pickguards
on page 47 of our StewMac Catalog PDF

16MB File

View with Adobe Acrobat Reader 4.0 or higher.
Download Adobe Acrobat free from Adobe.