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Frusciante Loaded Pickguard for Strat®

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Inspired by one of the worlds most famous 62' Strats, this is our take on the Frusciante loaded pickguard. Super Easy, Solder-less Install

  • Obsidian® Custom Blender Wiring
  • Tonerider® CLASSIC BLUES // OR
  • Obsidian® Custom Shop 'FIVE SIXTIES'
  • Fully Shielded 3 Ply Mint Green Pickguard
  • High Quality Obsidian® Knobs & Pickup Covers (Aged White on Mint Green like an Aged 60s guard)
  • Comprehensive Wiring & Pickup Upgrade

Custom Shop: Built to Order

Sonderanfertigung: Lieferzeit 6–12 Werktage

Versand aus: ObsidianWire, Neuseeland

Frusciante style loaded Stratocaster pickguard with mint green pickguard and aged white pickup covers and kbobs
Frusciante Loaded Pickguard for Strat®
Frusciante Loaded Pickguard for Strat®
Frusciante Loaded Pickguard for Strat®
Frusciante Loaded Pickguard for Strat®

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Frusciante Loaded Pickguard for Strat®

Inspired by one of the worlds most famous 62' Strats, this is our take on the Frusciante loaded pickguard. Super Easy, Solder-less Install

  • Obsidian® Custom Blender Wiring
  • Tonerider® CLASSIC BLUES // OR
  • Obsidian® Custom Shop 'FIVE SIXTIES'
  • Fully Shielded 3 Ply Mint Green Pickguard
  • High Quality Obsidian® Knobs & Pickup Covers (Aged White on Mint Green like an Aged 60s guard)
  • Comprehensive Wiring & Pickup Upgrade

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Die Verkabelung

Strat Blender Wiring Mod - for your Stratocaster® 


The Obsidian® Custom Blender for Strat® is the solder-less, Strat blender wiring harness, with a Stratocaster® blender mod built in.

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


Retain clarity at lower volumes. To make your tone crystal clear at lower volumes we include an Obsidian® Custom spec treble bleed mod. This prevents tone 'muddiness' at low volumes by allowing high frequencies to pass along a separate path to your amp, rather than being stopped short by the increasing resistance at the volume control.


An even tone and volume control taper all the way from zero to ten. Obsidian® tone and volume controls incorporate carefully selected and custom-built components, as well as our own clever mods to smooth out the taper of your tone and volume controls, so you get a more even roll off all the way from zero to 10.


 Switch Positions Blender Control ON (Position 1)

1: Bridge + Neck
2: Bridge & Middle + Neck
3: Middle
4: Neck & Middle + Bridge
5: Neck + Bridge

When it is time to ease back to your traditional switch positions, simply roll the blender knob off, and it will remove itself completely from the circuit. 

Switch Positions Blender Control OFF (Position 10): 

1: Bridge Pickup
2: Bridge & Middle Pickup
3: Middle Pickup
4: Neck & Middle Pickup
5: Neck Pickup

Control Layout 

Switch: 5 - Way
Control 1: Master Volume
Control 2: Master Tone (All three pickups)
Control 3: Blender Control (Adds Neck or Bridge)

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Die Pickups

Stadard: ToneRider® CLASSIC BLUES

Medium Wound Hot Sixties Strat® Tones

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: ObsidianWire Custom Shop 'FIVE SIXTIES'

A medium output Strat® pickup set for clear chime to crunch

The ObsidianWire™ 'FIVE SIXTIES' set combines traditional Alnico V magnets with a hotter wind, for medium output, well balanced pickups. Excellent for a range of genres from pop to blues to rock.

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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The Look

Choose your favorite pickguard and knob combo.

Need inspiration?

Check out some of our favorite combos Here

Die Installation

Lötfreie Installation des geladenen Schlagbretts

Lötfreie Installation

Alle mit Obsidian® beladenen Schlagbretter ermöglichen eine schnelle und einfache lötfreie Installation mithilfe unserer eigenen lötfreien Pro-Wired™-Elektronik

Passend zu

Obsidian® -Schlagbretter für Stratocaster® sind so gefertigt, dass sie perfekt auf moderne Fender Strat®-Körper mit 11-Loch-Schlagbrettern passen. Bei anderen Korpussen, einschließlich Squier-, Import- und After-Market-Gitarren, müssen möglicherweise Anpassungen an der Verlegung oder Platzierung der Schraubenlöcher vorgenommen werden.

  • Montagelochmuster: Modern Fender 11 Loch
  • Steuerhohlraumführung: Passend für Original-Fender-Stratocaster
    Andere Gitarren müssen möglicherweise angepasst werden
  • Hohlraumtiefe: Mindestens 34 mm (1,26 Zoll)
    Eine 7-Wege-Verkabelung erfordert immer einen Hohlraum mit voller Tiefe um die Klangregler herum
  • Tonabnehmer-Hohlraumführung: Überprüfen Sie vor der Bestellung die Kompatibilität der Tonabnehmer. Mit Humbuckern bestückte Schlagbretter erfordern eine Humbucker-Zuführung in voller Größe.

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

Based on 6 reviews
Sonny (Waltham, US)
A much better electronics package overall

I replaced my 2023 Affinity series Squier Strat's pickup and electronics with this one here and the installation was rather trivial. I did add an improvement to my guitar apart from this excellently packaged, made electronics upgrade for my strat. Specifically, I shielded the electronics cavity and, along with the shielding this Obsidian Wire pickguard comes with, my electronics is now fully shielded! The tones--I went with the TRS4 (Tonerider Alnico 2 blues)--nice, fat, bluesy and yes, like the description says, no distortion even at full volume. I did have to add some insulation to the top of the pickup switch as it was touching my copper shielding but that was trivial. I went with paper insulation. There were three _additional_ ground pins available for use after I connected my guitar output jack so I used it for the tremelo base grounding.

My strat is fantastic sounding now! STRONGLY recommend this product. Compares favorably with my PRS which is multiple times more expensive in price.

Oh--after sales service from Obsidian wire is frikkin excellent! They threw in a guitar output jack for me and I very much appreciated that thoughtful gesture. And the shipping was quite fast, actually. From the time I ordered it in Massachusetts, I got my package, all the way from New Zealand in one week!!!!

Raymond He (Baltimore, US)
Fantastic Alternative

I'm honestly surprised that obsidian wire isn't a standard! It's super easy to use and very easy to follow.. I would highly recommend for all folks who hate soldering and prefer an easier alternative.

I bought a loaded pickguard with the HSS configuration with a Gilmour mod. I did have to tweak the neck pocket of the pickguard because it was a Squier body with an after market neck. Also had to dremel a litle bit to expand room for the 7 way switch. Overall it was worth it! Connections were easy and very simple. Surprised that this type of connection isn't the standard. The guitar plays like a dream, pickups were fantastic. I ended up shielding the cavity in the body just in case but it seems to have reduced some humming here and there.

Overall, highly recommend!

Lee Gardner
Parcel tracking

How do I track the parcel as it’s not arrived thanks

Damion Kuret (Perth, AU)
in one word EPIC !

QUality product, delivered fast, especially in the midst pof the Christmass rush.
This loaded plate was just what i needed. Ive been loving my telecater lately and after installing the 4 way loaded plate, I've finally got everything i want from my tele! Installation was relatively easy, however ive had to reverse the plate position as fender didnt leave me much to work with the wire lengths but the new position is a lot more player friendly in my opinion.
Dont hesitate, get one and then youve got spare bits if needed in the future!!

Matt Fragale (Matthews, US)
Really great

TL;DR: Everything went great and the guitar sounds amazing now. 1000% improvement over the cheap Amazon loaded pickguard I replaced with this.

Used this loaded pickguard as part of my second attempt at rebuilding an inexpensive guitar. I originally used an el cheapo Amazon loaded pickguard and it sounded... I dunno.... not musical. The cheapo Amazon thing had good reviews, so possible I did something wrong or maybe just got a dud, but I couldn't make it work well. My expectations of it were about as low as my confidence in building this thing, but the switch didn't seem to work correctly and the tone controls didn't seem to work well either. It didn't seem like it was working correctly on top of not sounding good. Felt like maybe a ground problem, but I couldn't see anything obvious. Lesson learned about cheap Amazon stuff, I suppose.

Soooo I did more looking around and found these Obsidian Wire loaded pickguards. Watched a lot of videos and did a lot of reading of reviews and such and pulled the trigger.
Loaded this up and wired up the output and the ground wire. Did my set up on the guitar and just wow. It sounds amazing. I mean, obviously choice of pickups is important so if you think you'd be happy with the toneriders as I was, then you can't go too wrong with this set up. Just out of the box, it was perfect. Installation is a breeze and all the bits included are high quality and the pre-wiring is perfect. If you have specific pickups in mind, then I imagine just buying the electronics would also be helpful. Wiring so much cleaner and simpler than doing all the soldering. Not to mention easier to change stuff out if you want.

Also, the description is very specific about what guitars it will fit into. I used this in a 2008 Starcaster by Fender, which was probably purchased from Target for $150 including an amplifier. It was the big box store version of the Squier line, back in the day. The body is not quite full depth, but the routed out control cavities are full depth and this fit fine. The only adjustment I had to make was to fill and re-drill a few (like 4) of the pickguard mounting holes and trim 1mm off the guard where the bridge meets it to allow the vibrato to pivot without contacting it. However, I also replaced the vibrato with something aftermarket so it may have fit the original stamped piece. I don't know since I didn't' try. Otherwise, everything fit perfectly. So, you know... if you have something non-standard, do the measurements and with a little patience and perhaps a power tool or two, you can probably make this work.

On a side note, excellent communication from the company when I had a question prior to shipping. They were helpful and friendly and answered my question in a timely manner. Much appreciated! Great company to deal with and I wouldn't hesitate to purchase from them again. Thanks, Obsidian people!

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