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Strat Parts and Prices

 

For additional information on upgrading your stratocaster with Callaham Parts, visit our Strat Upgrade Guide.

 
Quick Links: Bridge Hardware Other Hardware Pickguards and Electronics Accessories
 
 
 

Bridge Hardware


 
Callaham Vintage S Model Strat Hardware Kit

$238.50  nickel
$258.50  nickel left

$110.00  Upcharge fee for Distressed

Upcharge fee for Highluster neckplate. $5.00
Upcharge fee for custom neckplate number,
  4 or 5 digit numbers only. $10.00
Upcharge fee for V/N bridge $27.00

Note: Kit does not include pickup screws.

Callaham Vintage S Model Strat Hardware Kit
  • Callaham Vintage S Model Strat Bridge Assembly nickel 2006 enhanced
    (Callaham "64" Virtual Pop-in stainless steel trem arm with tip comes stock.
    Our other 2 length arms can be substituted at no additional cost but you must specify at time of order.)
    (Please specify mint green or parchment
    white tip otherwise parchment white will be sent.)
  • Vintage 6-inline tuning machines nickel
  • Callaham stainless steel old styled round string tree, 1 stainless steel screw
  • 2 Callaham stainless steel strap buttons, 2 stainless steel screws
  • Jack plate, 2 stainless steel screws
  • Switchcraft input jack (cryogenically treated)
  • Callaham Satin finish stainless steel neck plate with random serial number
  • 4 stainless steel neck plate screws
  • 11 pickguard and 6 back plate stainless steel screws

In 2007 ...   we started offering Distressed Vintage S Model Strat Hardware kits.
Please see our Distress Details page for pictures and details.

 
 
 
 

 
Callaham Vintage S Model Strat Bridge Assembly nickel

(6-pivot)
(2 7/32 mounting and 2 7/32 string spacing)

$138.00  nickel
$143.00  nickel left

$  40.00  Upcharge fee for Distressed

For more info click to S Bridge Details page

Callaham Vintage S Model Strat Bridge Assembly

The finest vintage style Strat bridge available.

Every bridge is hand checked for arm fit & smoothness.

  • Callaham Vintage repro block
    2006 enhanced
    with 3 stainless steel top plate screws
  • Callaham "64" Virtual Pop-in stainless steel tremolo arm with tip is stock.
    Our other 2 length arms can be substituted at no additional cost but you must specify at time of order.)
    (Please specify mint green or parchment
    white tip otherwise parchment white will be sent.)
  • Callaham precision machined top plate
  • Callaham 6 Vintage stamped steel "CG" saddles
    with stainless steel screws and springs
  • 6 hardened pivot mounting screws
  • 5 tremolo springs
  • Claw with 2 stainless steel screws
  • allen wrench
  • Nickel
 

In 2007 ...   we started offering a Distressed Vintage S Model Bridge Assembly.
Please see our Distress Details page for pictures and details.

 
 
 
 

 
Callaham Limited Production Narrow Strat Bridge Assemblies

Two Narrow String Spaced Models available:
(6-pivot)

$165.00  Callaham V/N Model Strat Bridge
(2 7/32 mounting spacing with 2 1/16 string spacing)

$165.00  Callaham Mexican Std Model Strat Bridge
(2 1/16 mounting spacing and 2 1/16 string spacing)

$  40.00  Upcharge fee for Distressed

Limited Production Callaham
Narrow Strat Bridge Assemblies

Every bridge is hand checked for arm fit and smoothness.

  • Callaham tremolo block
    2006 enhanced
    with 3 stainless steel top plate screws
  • Callaham "64" Virtual Pop-in stainless steel tremolo arm with tip is stock.
    Our other 2 length arms can be substituted at no additional cost but you must specify at time of order.)
    (Please specify mint green or parchment white tip otherwise parchment white will be sent.)

  • Callaham precision machined top plate
  • Callaham 6 Vintage styled stamped steel "CG" saddles for 2 1/16 spaced bridges with stainless steel screws and springs
  • 6 hardened pivot mounting screws
  • 5 tremolo springs
  • Claw with 2 stainless steel screws
  • allen wrench
 

V/N Model: This is a complete assembly that has vintage 2 7/32 (56mm) mounting spacing but with the narrow 2 1/16 string spacing. It will fit any body with vintage mounting. It is specifically for those who have the E strings too close to the edge of the fretboard or use humbucking pickups. Your strings will now be better positioned on the neck and line up over the poles of humbucking pickups.

Mexican Std Model: This is a complete assembly that is a direct replacement on Mexican Standard Guitars. It has a 2 1/16 string spacing and a 2 1/16 mounting spacing. And will work with any guitar with a 2 1/16 mounting spacing. It does not need to be a Fender guitar. If you have 2 1/16 mounting and a 1 3/4 body with vintage style routing, it will work.

Naturally both models are made using the exact same materials and construction as our Vintage S model Strat Bridge.

 
 
 

 
Callaham Tremolo Block enhanced

Must see Block Chart before ordering.

$65.00   Vintage Repro enhanced
$70.00   Vintage Repro enhanced Left
$65.00   American Standard enhanced
below   American Deluxe enhanced
$65.00   Mexican Standard enhanced

Callaham Vibrato / Tremolo Replacement Blocks (2006 enhanced)
includes 3 stainless steel top plate screws.

All of our tremolo blocks are machined from
cold rolled non-leaded U.S.A steel and
threaded for 10-32 English threaded arms.

When the vibrato bridge was first designed in 1954, it had a machined steel inertia block for the simple reason it gave the instrument the required sustain and harmonic content. Over the years, manufacturers have continuously made this part more inferior in order to cut costs. We manufacture an exact replacement block for stripped original bridges and it can be retrofitted onto any reissue instrument giving a dramatic increase in both sustain and frequency response. We manufacture basically 6 different blocks: An exact replacement block for those who need them, the enhanced vintage repro block, a block for modern American Standard bridges, a block for American Deluxe Series bridges, and a block for the Made in Mexico Standard series.

For Enhanced tremolo blocks we suggest one of our three virtual pop-in arms although any 3/16 DIA 10-32 English threaded arm can be used in our blocks. Using our proprietary enhanced block makes any arm virtually unbreakable. Please see the Block Details page for detailed information on the replacement block for your bridge and why our blocks are the single best improvement you can make to your guitar.

 

$  85.00  Am. Deluxe enhanced & Virtual Pop-in Arm (sold as combo)

 
 
 
 

 
More Arm lengths
 

Please specify parchment white or mint green tip
otherwise parchment white will be sent.

  • "64"length Virtual Pop-in  $17.50

  • Standard Fender length Virtual Pop-in  $17.50

  • Super short Gilmour length Virtual Pop-in  $17.50

  • "64" length Traditional  $17.50

  • Standard Fender length Traditional  $17.50

  • Super short Gilmour length Traditional  $17.50

Left-Handed versions of above arms available, just tell us. Same price.

Custom arms can also be done, price starts at $30.00.
E-mail us.

 

Callaham Stainless Steel Tremolo Arm
with tip

We offer 3 different length arms with either our virtual pop-in thread or a traditional full thread. If you are using our enhanced block, you should use our virtual pop-in arm. A traditional full thread arm is really only for those still using their stock Fender trem block.

 
Callaham Stainless Steel Tremolo Arms available in 3 different lengths:

Lengths
measured from the tip to center of 90 degree bend.

  • Standard Fender length
    6" from tip to center
  • "64" length
    5 1/4" tip to center
  • Super Short Gilmour style length
    4 1/8" tip to center
 
 
Threads of Callaham Stainless Steel Virtual Pop-in Tremolo Arm vs Threads of Callaham Stainless Steel Traditional Tremolo Arm

    Threads
    The threads on all our arms are
    UNF 10-32.

  • Virtual Pop-in Tremolo Arm.
    The short thread on the Virtual Pop-in Arm is just to keep the arm from being pulled out of the block. (Can only be used with our Enhanced blocks.)

  • Traditional threaded Tremolo Arm.
    The traditional 5/8" length thread is for those still using their factory Fender block.

 

My favorite length arm is the Callaham "64". It being 3/4 shorter than a standard fender length arm puts it in the proper location for me to hold the arm and still pick extremely comfortably.

If you are ordering just arms, you need to specify a length style and a thread style.

For Example:

Callaham Stainless Steel Standard Fender length Virtual Pop-in Arm

Standard Fender length Virtual Pop-in Arm

Callaham Stainless Steel Super Short Gilmour Traditional Arm

Super Short Gilmour Traditional Arm

 
 

 
Callaham Vintage S Model Top Plate

Callaham Top plate for Vintage S Model Bridge
(2 7/32)

$45.00  nickel

 
 
 
 

 
Callaham Vintage S Model "CG" Saddle Set

Callaham Vintage S Model "CG" Saddle Set
includes 6 stamped steel "CG" saddles with stainless intonation and height adjustment screws, springs, and allen wrench.
Nickel

2 7/32 string spacing.

$40.00  nickel

$30.00  Upcharge fee for Distressed

 

In 2007 ...   we started offering Distressed Vintage S Model Saddle sets.
Please see our Distress Details page for pictures and details.

 
 
 
 
 

 
Height Adjustment Screws

Height Adjustment Stainless Steel Screws
We have a large stock of stainless steel height adjustment screws in 1/4, 5/16 and 3/8 length that can be bought separately. These are #4-40 screws.

$0.45 cents each  #4-40  1/4
$0.45 cents each  #4-40  5/16
$0.45 cents each  #4-40  3/8


 
 
 

 
Strat Stainless Steel Saddle Screw Kit

Strat Stainless Steel Saddle Screw Kit. This is a great upgrade kit or restoration kit for any U.S. made Strat saddle. All stainless steel. It is great for replacing the awful black screws on American Standard guitars.

2 types available for:

  • Vintage style guitars  $ 8.00
    - (8) 3/8 and (4) 5/16 #4-40 height adj. screws
    - 6 intonation screws
    - (4) long springs and (2) short springs
  • American Std (Am. Series) guitars  $ 8.00
    - (8) 5/16 and (4) 1/4 #4-40 height adj. screws
    - 6 intonation screws
    - (4) long springs and (2) short springs
 
 
 

 
Hardened Tremolo Mounting Screws

Hardened Tremolo Mounting Screws. These are just like the original screws used in the Pre-CBS guitars. 1 1/4 inches long from hardened steel, they increase sustain and clarity. We were amazed at the improvement these screws make.

Please note that these will only work with 6-pivot vintage style bridges.

$5.00 set of 6
 
 
 
 
 

 
Callaham Mexican Standard Premium Upgrade Kit

(4 Tremolo Springs not pictured at this time)

Must see Mexican Standard Upgrades page before ordering.

Callaham Mexican Standard Premium Upgrade Kit

$131.00

Each block and arm is hand checked for fit and smoothness.

  • Callaham Mexican Standard Tremolo Block
    2006 enhanced
    with 3 stainless steel top plate screws
    Note: Threaded for 10-32 American arms
  • Callaham "64" Virtual Pop-in stainless steel trem arm with tip comes stock.
    Our other 2 length arms can be substituted at no additional cost but you must specify at time of order.)
    (Please specify mint green or parchment
    white tip otherwise parchment white will be sent.)
  • Callaham Vintage styled "CG" saddles
    for 2 1/16 spaced bridge nickel
  • 6 hardened pivot mounting screws
  • 4 Tremolo Springs
  • allen wrench
  • 2 1/16 mounting and string spacing
 
 
 
 

 
Callaham Vintage Styled Strat "CG" Saddles for 2 1/16 Spacing Bridge

Callaham Vintage Styled Strat "CG" Saddles for 2 1/16 Spaced Bridge

$40.00 per set of 6

In order to meet the demand for a quality saddle for the 2 1/16 Mexican Standard guitars, we offer narrower vintage styled stamped steel saddles for Mexican Standard guitars. These saddles are far superior to the Fender production saddle in every aspect. They have English 4-40 stainless steel height adjustment and intonation screws and springs. The height screws are much shorter than the factory metric screws and because they are English, they are available at any good hardware store. They are supplied with 5/16 length screws for the E strings and 3/8 length for the rest. An allen wrench is included. These saddles could also be used for 2 1/8 spaced bridges.
Nickel. 2 1/16 string spacing.

 
 
 
 
 

 
Callaham American Standard Premium Upgrade kit 

(4 Tremolo Springs not pictured at this time)

Must see American Standard Upgrades page before ordering.

Note:

Comes with offset intonation screw saddles.

If ordering for 2008 and later Am. Std,
you must tell us,

so center intonation screw saddles
can be shipped and we will change the height adjustment screws to the correct lengths.

Callaham American Standard Premium Upgrade Kit

$126.00

Each block and arm is hand checked for fit and smoothness.

  • Callaham American Standard Tremolo Block
    2006 enhanced
    with 3 stainless steel top plate screws
  • Callaham "64" Virtual Pop-in stainless steel trem arm with tip comes stock.
    Our other 2 length arms can be substituted at no additional cost but you must specify at time of order.)
    (Please specify mint green or parchment
    white tip otherwise parchment will be sent.)
  • Callaham Vintage styled "CG" saddles
    for American Standard bridges nickel
    (offset intonation screws)
  • 4 Tremolo Springs
  • allen wrench
 
 
 
 

 
Callaham Vintage styled "CG" saddles for American Standard bridges

Callaham Vintage Styled "CG" Saddles for American Standard Bridge

$40.00 per set of 6

In order to meet the demand for a high quality vintage styled saddle for American Standard guitars, we offer narrower vintage styled stamped steel saddles for American Standard guitars. Not only do they sound far better than the stock cast saddles, they look so much better. These saddles are specifically for American Standard styled bridges with the offset intonation screw. These saddles will work on either Strats or Teles with this style bridge. They are supplied with all stainless steel 4-40 screws. The E strings come with 1/4 length height screws and 5/16 length height screws for the others. Allen wrench included. Nickel. 2 1/16 string spacing.

 
 
 
 

 
Callaham American Deluxe Premium Upgrade kit

(4 Tremolo Springs not pictured at this time)

 

Must see American Deluxe Upgrades page
before ordering.

 

Callaham American Deluxe Premium Upgrade Kit

$131.00

Each block and arm is hand checked for fit and smoothness.

  • Callaham American Deluxe Tremolo Block
    2006 enhanced
    with 3 stainless steel top plate screws
  • Callaham "64" Virtual Pop-in stainless steel trem arm with tip comes stock.
    Our other 2 length arms can be substituted at no additional cost but you must specify at time of order.)
    (Please specify mint green or parchment
    white tip otherwise parchment will be sent.)
  • Callaham Vintage styled "CG" saddles
    for American Standard (Am. Deluxe) bridges nickel
    (offset intonation screws)
  • 4 Tremolo Springs
  • allen wrench
 
 
 

 
Tremolo Springs

Tremolo Springs  (sold individually)

$1.55 each

 
 
 

 
Tremolo Claw with 2 screws

Tremolo Claw with 2 Stainless screws

$3.00

 
 
 
 

 
Callaham Vintage Hardtail Bridge

Callaham Vintage Hardtail Bridge

$69.00

  • Callaham 6 Vintage stamped steel "CG" saddles with stainless intonation and height adjustment screws, springs, and allen wrench. ("cg" not shown in pic),
    nickel plated
  • Callaham top plate
    with 3 stainless top plate screws
  • 2 7/32 string spacing

Note on Hardtail bridges.  All the lines are thin and elegant. If you are building a non-trem guitar, this is an excellent bridge.

 
 
 
 
 

 
Callaham styled ferrules used on Callaham Guitars

Callaham Stainless Steel String Ferrules.
(set of 6)

We make 2 different styles of string ferrules:

  • Callaham styled ferrules used on Callaham Guitars. .375 or .363

    $21.00   .375
    $25.00   .363

Callaham Traditional string ferrules

  • Callaham Traditional ferrules that were used by Fender and can be used with any of the aftermarket bodies available from Warmoth, USA Custom.

    $21.00   Traditional

 
 

Note: The cutaway photo below shows three different set-ups for the ferrules:

Different types of string ferrules

Starting at the left is a Traditional ferrule used by Fender in the 50's. It requires a 5/16 hole 5/16 deep with a 3/8 counterbore that is 1/16 deep.

The next is a Callaham styled ferrule that requires a 3/8 hole 3/8 deep. (.375)

Last is the general set-up that you will have with an aftermarket body.

 

If you are building your own body from scratch, I strongly suggest the Callaham style ferrules because of the easier installation with simple tooling and the wide base support.

If you are restoring a vintage instrument or building from an aftermarket body, use our Traditional styled ferrules.

 
 
 
 
 

Other Hardware

 

 
Callaham Stainless Steel Neck Plate with 4 or 5 Random Digit Serial Number

Callaham Stainless Steel Neck Plates
with 4 or 5 Random Digit Serial Number

2 types available:

  • $30.00  High Luster
  • $25.00  Satin

Upcharge fee for custom number $10.00,
limited to 4 or 5 digit numbers, no returns

     High Luster Finish Satin Finish          
 

Note on Neckplates. They are .075 thick compared to import plates at .060. Being stainless they are stronger and will resist bending so that the body of the guitar is not dented.

If you want no serial number at all, just state NO Serial number on your order form.

 
 
 
 
 

 
Neck plate screws

Neck Plate Stainless Steel Screws
(set of 4)

$1.75  phillips


 
 
 

 
Vintage 6-inline Tuning Machines

Vintage 6-inline Tuning Machines

Requires a 11/32 hole.
15:1 ratio
Slotted posts

$40.00  nickel

$40.00  Upcharge fee for Distressed

 

Conversion bushings are available and in stock for restoring or retrofitting pegheads that have had Schaller, Grover, Gotoh, etc. tuners installed and you want to install vintage tuners. Conversion bushings are $8.00 per set

 
 

In 2007 ...   we started offering Distressed Vintage 6-inline Tuners.
Please see our Distress Details page for pictures and details.

 
 
 
 

 
Jack plate

Jack Plate with 2 stainless steel screws

$  5.50  chrome

$10.00  Upcharge fee for Distressed

 

In 2007 ...   we started offering Distressed Jack plates.
Please see our Distress Details page for pictures and details.

 
 
 

 
Callaham Stainless Steel Old Style Round String Tree with screw

Callaham Stainless Steel Old Style Round String Tree with stainless steel screw. I again disliked the imported round string trees, so we make our own. I used a Broadcaster and "55" to make ours. Again they are made from stainless steel. They look great and have polished string slots to reduce friction.     $7.00 each

 
 
 
 

 
Callaham Stainless Steel Strap Buttons with screw

Callaham Stainless Steel Strap Buttons with 2 stainless steel screws.
Made in-house.
(set of 2)

$15.00 per set

 
 
 
 

 
Callaham Real Clay dots and side dots
Callaham Real Clay Dots and Side Dots
for restorations, new construction or to update relics.
(set of 10)

$15.00

 
 
 
 
 

Pickguards and Electronics


 
Vintage S Model 1 Ply Parchment White 8 hole Pickguard

$27.00   1 ply parchment white
$45.00   3 ply mint green
$45.00   3 ply parchment white

3 hole patterns available:
(Please specify)
vintage late 54 to mid 59's 8-hole pattern or
vintage 59-63's 11-hole pattern or
late 63's 11-hole pattern currently used
    in Am. Std. guitars

Left-Handed versions of above pickguards available, just tell us. Same price.

We suggest purchasing our full aluminum pickguard shield below.

$25.00  Upcharge fee for Antiquing 1 ply parchment

Callaham Pickguards for S Model

Our pickguards are made to fit U.S.A. made Fender reissue or relic guitars, and Pre-CBS guitars. Minor fitting may be required on some Made in Japan and Mexican made Fender models. We do two 11-hole patterns: the original 59 to 63 pattern and the late 63 pattern currently used on American Standard guitars. Our 8-hole pattern is the original pattern from late 54 to mid 59.

Getting a good looking single ply guard was very difficult. All that was available was a very bright refrigerator white. We had a 1-ply parchment white material (.060" thick) produced to solve this problem. It is best described as an off white with a yellow hue and was matched to original 56, 57, pickguards that would be considered mint condition. It looks naturally old and gives any guitar a vintage look. It is an acrylic and will not warp like pvc.

In 2007 we started making 3-ply parchment white pickguards made from our same parchment white material as our single ply parchment but now in a 3-ply Parchment (Parchment/Black/Parchment) (.090" thick).

 
 

Antiqued 1 ply parchment S Model pickguard is now available. This is a very little antiquing to the outer edges producing a little browning effect. This is available on both single ply Tele and single ply Strat pickguards. It is very hard to capture this antiquing in a picture because it is subtle and evenly blended. The pickguard looks like it has been in a smoky room but not abused.

 
 
 
  

 
Callaham Full Aluminum Pickguard Shield

Callaham Full Aluminum Pickguard Shield

These are made from 0.014 thick 6061-T6 aluminum just like what was used on the early 60's strats. We have made them more versatile by incorporating both the 50's 8-hole pattern and the early 60's 11-hole pattern and you can easily modify it to fit other patterns. It is designed to work with almost anybody's traditional strat® guard, with slightly larger holes for clearance. This shield is far superior to foil by allowing you to tighten pots and switches firmly without fear of breaking through a thin foil. You will no longer need ground straps from pot to pot thus eliminating a potential ground loop and unwanted noise. (13 holes)

$15.00

 
 
 
 

 
Lindy Fralin Pickups
Mint green covers pictured.

But comes with Fralin's white stock covers.

Callaham Special Winds Fralin Replacement Strat Pickups with reverse middle
(Base plate included on all sets)
(cryogenically treated)

We feel that Fralin makes the best replacement pickups available. Because of our long relationship they wind pickups specifically to our specs. Pickups are sold in sets of 3 with a reverse wound middle. But nonreverse middle sets are available also. We try to keep the following in stock at all times.

$260.00 per set

 
 

Callaham Special Wind. This is an ALNICO V magnetic, 42 formvar wire done to our specs. We have measured from original Pre-CBS pickups. They have a full clear bass response, a thick strong treble and a very wide frequency response and will challenge the best original vintage pickups you can find.

Callaham H/SRV Specials. This again is a special wind for those who want the Hendrix, SRV, EJ sound. What makes this set different from our "Special Wind" is better note separaton and clarity on the wound strings under high volume overdrive. The plain strings are very full and the overall sustain is excellent.

To give an example when playing "Manic Depression" the wound strings have better note separation and definition under high volumes and hard picking. The plain strings are extremely thick sounding and the overall sustain is increased. The bridge pickup is very full and wide with its response.

Callaham Real 54's Specials. This is an ALNICO III, 42 formvar wire pickup done again to our Special wind. They are the brightest sounding pickup with excellent sustain. They work well with all music styles and are great for clean rhythm work.

 

All sets include a base plate on the bridge pickup, and all our pickup sets have been cryogenically treated. This treatment makes Fralins bought through us just a little bit better by removing harsh overtones and increasing singing type sustain. We can order any set you like if you don't mind a short wait.

Note: Pickup makers these days use all sorts of adjectives to market the sound of their pickups to try to conjure up visions in the buyer's mind. Spec's on this and that and fancy adjectives are meaningless. The only way to know how a pickup will sound in your guitar is to put them in and play it. So what we offer is this: Any of the three on the shelve strat pickup sets purchased through us can be returned for refund or exchange provided the leads have not been cut or the pickup damaged. Special order sets are Nonreturnable.

Also do not fall for the marketing gimmick that one set is better for country and another set for hard rock. Good pickups produce the frequency response for all styles of music. It is the style of play (ie. your hands), that determine what sounds come from the speakers. Not to mention your amp, pedal, and speaker chain.

 
 
 
 

 
Callaham Base plate

Callaham Base Plate for single coil Strat Bridge Pickups boosts the lows and the mid range frequencies giving a fatter wider sound. I recommend adding a base plate to existing instruments if they do not have one. Installation instructions included.

 $10.00

 
 
 
 

 
Pre-wired S Model Pickguard Assembly
1-ply parchment white pickguard pictured.

 

$385.50   1 ply parchment white
$403.50   3 ply mint green
$403.50   3 ply parchment white

Upcharge fee for Blender pot. $8.50

Note: Assembly does not include pickguard screws.

Pre-wired S Model Pickguard Assembly

It includes:

  • 1-ply parchment white or
    3-ply mint green or
    3-ply parchment white
    (Please specify.)
  • 3 hole patterns available:
    (Please specify)
    vintage late 54 to mid 59's 8-hole pattern or
    vintage 59-63's 11-hole pattern or
    late 63's 11-hole pattern currently used
        in Am. Std. guitars
    (Please see Pickguards above about fit.)
  • Callaham S Model pickguard shield
  • our specially wound Fralin Replacement Strat pickups with baseplate (cryogenically treated)
    (Please specify)
    Callaham Special Wind or
    Callaham H/SRV Specials or
    Callaham Real 54's Specials
  • 6 countersunk stainless steel screws for pickups
  • 3 pickup covers
  • 5-way CRL Switchcraft switch (cryogenically treated), tip, 2 stainless steel screws
  • 3 CTS split shaft pots 250k A
    (cryogenically treated)
  • .1 mfd capacitor
  • vintage style cloth covered wire
    (cryogenically treated)
  • volume & (2) tone knobs
 
We will also wire up customer supplied pickups to our assemblies or use customer supplied pickguards. Please e-mail us your request and we will be happy to quote the work.
 
 
 

 
Antiqued Pre-wired 3-ply Mint Green Pickguard Assembly

Back of Pre-wire Pickguard Assembly

Note: Assembly does not include pickguard screws.

Antiqued Pre-wired Pickguard Assembly.

I have received so many requests for this I decided to produce them. These are antiqued pickguards and knobs on the early 11-hole pattern. It is a drop-in installation for the new "Relic" instruments or real Pre-CBS strats. Of course you can use it for new construction.

It includes:

  • an early 11-holed patterned antiqued 3-ply mint green pickguard
  • Callaham pickguard shield
  • our specially wound Fralin Replacement Strat pickups with baseplate (cryogenically treated)
    (Please specify)
    Callaham Special Wind or
    Callaham H/SRV Specials or
    Callaham Real 54's Specials
  • 6 antiqued countersunk stainless steel screws for pickups
  • 3 antiqued pickup covers
  • 5-way CRL Switchcraft switch (cryogenically treated), antiqued tip, with 2 antiqued stainless steel screws
  • 3 CTS split shaft pots 250k A
    (cryogenically treated)
  • .1 mfd capacitor
  • vintage style cloth covered wire
    (cryogenically treated)
  • antiqued volume & (2) tone knobs

$461.50   

Upcharge fee for Blender pot. $8.50

 
 
 
 

 
Callaham Vintage Back plate for S Model

Callaham Vintage Back Plate for S Model

1 ply parchment white made to fit Fender Reissues or may be used for new construction. All original PreCBS guitars had a single ply back plate.

 $9.00  1 ply parchment white

Also available:

$15.00   3 ply parchment white
$15.00   3 ply mint green

 
 
 
 

 
Pickguard Stainless Steel Screws

Pickguard Stainless Steel Phillips Head Screws

(11 pickguard, 6 back plate, 2 jack plate)

$3.55 per set of 19

 
 
 
 

 
Pickup Screws

Pickup Countersunk Oval Head Stainless Steel Screws  (set of 6)

$2.50 

 
 
 
 

 
CTS 250k pots split shaft

CTS Pot 250k Split Shaft
with nut, flat washer, 3 locking washers
(cryogenically treated)

This pot is a high quality audio taper potentiometer
with +/- 10% tolerance.

 $4.95

We also have available for use with humbucking pickups and Les Pauls 500k split shaft pots, same price

 
 

All new pots have a grease installed at the factory that makes the pot very smooth feeling, but it does cause drag. If you do a lot of volume swells and want the pot to move quickly, removing this grease frees the pots up considerably. Just open it up and wipe out the grease and clean it up spotless. If you really know what you are doing you also reduce the spring pressure of the wipers. If you want us to do it, there is a $7.00 upcharge per pot. I see other vendors charging as much as $25.00 to do this. You can do it yourself and save your money.

 
 
 

 
Blender pot

Blender Pot allows you to blend the neck and bridge pickups together. With the blender the guitar will have a volume, a master tone, then the blender. With the blender turned on 10, the guitar is normal strat switch set-up. With the blender on 0, the neck and bridge pickups are connected in switch positions 5 and 1. All three pickups are together in positions 2 and 4. Position 3 is still just the middle pickup. So you get 2 extra sounds. This is a true no load pot. A wiring diagram is included. (cryogenically treated)

 $8.50

 
 
 

 
Volume kit

Volume Kit.   Also known as a treble bypass kit.
It is useful to maintain your highs when you roll back your volume control. But remember it does brighten your overall sound when at full volume. It is most useful on high output pickups. We do not use it with our vintage wind Fralins. The kit is offered unwired or prewired. It is an easy cheap experiment for those who want to tinker. It is wired between the middle and outside input leg of your volume control.

 $5.25  Unwired  .002 cap 220k resistor
 $8.50  Prewired  .002 cap 220k resistor

 
 
 

 
Switchcraft CRL 5-Way Replacement switch

Switchcraft CRL 5-Way Replacement Switch with screws. (2 pan and 2 countersunk)
(cryogenically treated)

These are high quality switches.

Please note that if you are replacing a switch on a Japanese or import guitar, you must order a switch tip.

 $13.00

 
 
 
 

 
Switchcraft input jack with washer and nut

Switchcraft Input Jack with washer and nut (cryogenically treated)

 $3.00

 
 
 

 
SoZo Capacitor .1 mfd

SoZo Capacitor .1 mfd

This is all you need for a tone control. Save your money. These caps are made in the U.S.A. by a tone junkie like myself. I like John very much and want to support him. These are a terrific cap for both guitar tone controls and really great for amplifier coupling caps. The Sozo caps allow for a more focused, articulate, open sound over all the caps we tried. And we tried them all. I am not trying to hype this the way others have done with dramatic changes in your sound if you change to their cap. Especially those hyping $45.00 caps. A tone control circuit is very basic and you can only get so much from it. The Sozo caps made enough difference over all other caps to warrant a change to them exclusively.

$4.25  

 
 
 
 

 
Switch Tip for CRL Swiftcraft Switch

Switch Tip for CRL Swithcraft Switch

$1.25   mint green
$2.75   parchment white

 
 
 
 

 
Pickup Covers

Pickup Covers  (set of 3)

$9.00  mint green
$9.00  parchment white

 
 
 
 

 
Control Knobs Set
(Parchment is pictured)

Control Knobs Set

  • volume
  • 2 tone
  • switch tip
  • trem arm tip

$  9.00  mint green
$10.50  parchment white

 
 
 
 

 
Vintage Style Cloth Covered Wire

Vintage Style Cloth Covered Wire
(cryogenically treated)
22 gauge
Sold by the foot

$1.00 per foot  white
$1.00 per foot  black

 
 
 
 

Accessories


 
GHS Burnished Nickel Strings

GHS Burnished Nickel Strings are 100% nickel wound string with small core sized for a slinky feel. These are great sounding strings that I helped GHS design for blues and rock.

$7.50  10-46 set
$7.50  11-50 set

 
 
 
 

 

Precision Height Adjustment Screw Driver. It is hard to keep up with the small .050 allen wrench so we have a very nice driver that can be kept in your guitar case. Tip is heat treated and hardened. Made in Germany. The .050 fits standard #4-40 set screws common in American made strat styled guitars.

$6.00

 
 
 

 
 
 
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