Planet Tone HSS Custom Loaded Pickguard Design Center

(1 customer review)


Handmade and wired in the USA to order!!
See description below and design your custom pickguard today!
Custom Setups begin at $175

Planet Tone Single Neck Pickup * 

Planet Tone Single Middle Pickup

Planet Tone Humbucker Bridge Pickup

Humbucker Color * 

Humbucker Spacing * 

Bridge Spacing 2-1/16″ Choose 50 mm. Bridge Spacing 2-3/16″ Choose 52 mm F spacing.

Pickguard Color * 

Accessories Color (Covers/Knobs / Tip ) * 

Switching Options * 

Coil Tap Humbucker with Mini Toggle * 

Add a mini toggle switch to coil tap your humbucker. Get full humbucker and single coil tones at the bridge.

Capacitor Type * 

Fender TBX Tone Control * 

Treble Bleed / Volume Mod

Wire Type * 

Screw Color


Welcome to the Planet Tone Custom Shop! Here you can design your own prewired pickguard and we will professionally assemble and solder the components based on your specifications. Note: Delivery time of 2+ weeks.

Information on the options available:

1. Planet Tone Pickup Choice

  • Choose amongst our large selection of Planet Tone hand crafted premium American pickups.

2. Pickguards

  • Fit 11 Hole American Standard Stratocasters from 1963 to Present.
  • Fit 11 Hole Mexican Standards Stratocasters from 2002 to Present

3. Accessories

  • Accessories = knobs and switch tip

4. Switching:

  • American –> CTS potentiometers, American switch
  • Metric –> Alpha potentiometers, alpha switch
  • 5 way switching
  • 7 way via mini toggle
  • 7 way via push/pull

Note: 7 way switching includes neck/bridge and neck/middle/bridge switching options plus standard 5 way switching options.

5 way and 7 way VTT assignments are as follows:

  • Volume = master volume
  • Tone 1 = neck
  • Tone 2 = middle & bridge

5. Capacitor Type 

The higher quality the capacitor the smoother and warmer the tone.

  • Poly Cap = Traditional
  • Orange Drop = Upgrade
  • Oil Filled = Best Choice
  • .047 caps = Used in Les Pauls etc.,allow more low end frequencies
  • .022 caps = Traditionally used in Strats®, allow less low end frequencies

6. TBX Tone Control

  • Fender TBX Tone Control = Treble Bass Expander at middle and bridge

7. Treble Bleed / Volume Mod

  • Treble Bleed / Volume Mod is used for minimizing volume or treble bleed when rolling back your volume.
  • As you roll back your volume your guitar retains more of the high end tones

Note: This mod can brighten your guitars tone overall by a very slight amount

8. Wire Type

  • Modern hook up wire = Used by Fender® today on standard guitars
  • Vintage Cloth push back wire = Used by Fender® Custom Shop

Note: Wire type has no effect on tone and is purely cosmetic.

9. Screws

  • Standard sized screws are used and available in black, gold and traditional steel.

Additional information

Weight 1.5 lbs

1 review for Planet Tone HSS Custom Loaded Pickguard Design Center

  1. Tim H. (verified owner)

    I am very happy with this purchase. I got the loaded pick guard with Elite Pro neck and middle pickups. I got the Aggressor double coil for the bridge pick up. I can play any style of music I want with this setup. Jose never disappoints with his pickups.

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