Golden Age Pre-wired Pickguards

Golden Age Pre-wired Pickguards

Golden Age Pre-wired Pickguards White

White

Item # 2990
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$218.41

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Golden Age Pre-wired Pickguards White/black/white

White/black/white

Item # 2991
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$222.79

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Golden Age Pre-wired Pickguards Black/white/black

Black/white/black

Item # 2991-B
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$233.71

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Golden Age Pre-wired Pickguards Pearloid/white/black/mint

Pearloid/white/black/mint

Item # 2992
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$239.71

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Golden Age Pre-wired Pickguards

About This Item

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 tone
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.

    Includes
  • Golden Age single-coil pickup set: neck, middle, and overwound bridge positions
  • 250K-ohm CTS control pots (3)
  • CRL 5-way lever switch
  • Orange Drop® capacitor
  • Knobs (3)
  • Mono Switchcraft output jack
  • 0.100" 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    
(2.03mm)
8 mounting holes
Laminated pickguards     0.100" thick    
(2.54mm)
11 mounting holes


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


CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 WARNING
WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.


Trade Secrets!

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!"

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5.0

Fast and Easy! Perfect fit!

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Verified Buyer


My Strat needed an update and the pre-wired pick guard was the best option. Took less than an hour and looks and sounds great!

5.0

Golden Age Pre-Wired Pickguard

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Verified Buyer


The customer service folks were very helpful in answering my questions and the guard arrived very quickly. The fact that the middle pickup is reverse wound was a factor in making my decision. I have a Squier Affinity Strat and wanted to upgrade the pickups and see if I could reduce the hum. The pickups sound great but I've still got the hum although that really isn't the Golden Age pickups fault, there are two flourescent lights and a computer within about 3 feet and the power strip and transformers are about 4 feet away so it's a tough environment. I would order this again for another guitar.

4.0

Squire upgrade

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Verified Buyer


Got a made in indonesia squire. the duncan design were terrible. adding this set up, now the instrument sings! great chime, like you can hear on lots of great recording from the 60's - 70's. These sound great clean, or with a bit of grit. My only concern, I would like to have a treble bleed circuit, and also the bridge pick up wired to a tone control. I will do these myself. I love this guitar now, also added some gotoh tuners. I had a 2006 Highway One strat, that I have regretted selling for a couple years now. This doesn't sound the same, but I am pleasantly surprised by the change in my practice it has spawned. I give it a 4 only because of the 2 small issues spoken of above. Great product. Went in with 3 solder points. Took longer to take the strings off and re-string. I have played since 1963, and made a living playing for 38 years, all over the U.S. Still experimenting with different tone settings and having a blast. Thank you for a great product.

5.0

Pickup upgrade was the right move

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Verified Buyer


Spent a lot of money on this Strat and it was supposed to have some vintage sounding pickups in it.
The guitar played great but as time went on the sound was scratchy, shrill and not what had expected. Decided to try the GA prewired option. The change was night and day. I didn't say anything about the new pickups at my first band rehearsal but it was noticed almost immediately by band mates. If you are looking for a true Strat sound these will get it done.
I'm building a Tele from scratch and already have the GA pickups for it.
I have spent a lot with Stew Mac over the last few months and am five star satisfied with all aspects of the experience.

5.0

Very well done

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Verified Buyer


Im a woodworker and love the looks of guitars. I have no idea about guitars. So a friend said no way I could build one. So I did.

5.0

Excellent product

By

Verified Buyer


Easy to install. Very rich tones from each switch position.

5.0

As described...

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Verified Buyer


... which is to say, this guard dropped right in for a perfect fit with three quick solders. The components are all top quality and traditional Strat spec (plus a little extra on the bridge pickup). It's a really nice-sounding Strat unit, if you're into that kind of thing.

5.0

Sweet Upgrade

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Verified Buyer


I have an American Strat that sounds good but not great. It just needed an upgrade from the stock pickups. Well this did the trick. It took less than an hour from start to finish to install this pick guard and the sound is excellent. The neck has a sweet Les Paul like sound and the bridge is bright just like it should be. Thanks StewMac.

5.0

Great buy

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Verified Buyer


Easy peasy install and they sound great.

5.0

I'd Give It Six Stars, If They'd Let Me...

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Verified Buyer


I purchased this prewired pickguard with the MOTS material to replace a look-alike factory unit with a SD humbucker in the bridge position. The quality of the assembly is excellent, installation was easy, and the guitar's sound is just brilliant in all switch positions. Would definitely recommend this unit to anyone. Really exceeded expectations!

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