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Bare Knuckle Pickups Pre-Wired Pickguard for Strat, Apache Pickups, Parchment


Bare Knuckle Pickups Pre-Wired Pickguard for Strat, Apache Pickups, Parchment


Manufacturer's Description

Apache Single Coil

The Apache is a pure, full-bodied early '50s single coil set with exceptional natural sustain and low string pull from the Alnico III magnets.

Apache single coils are based on the rounder, fatter tones of the original '54 to '57 coils. They have a deep bottom end with a bell-like chime in the highs, and rich, wide, mid-range produce a crystal-clear clean tone without ever sounding harsh or thin. Overdriven tones sound full and crunchy with plenty of body for single note work. Scatter-wound by hand with vintage correct Heavy Formvar wire, the bridge coil is wound a little hotter to give better balance across the set. The calibrated Alnico III magnets are hand-bevelled and set in fibre board flat work in either the original '54 stagger with low G magnet, or the more common '56 stagger. The low magnetic pull of the Apache allows for excellent dynamics and perfect intonation.


Country, Surf, Jazz, Blues, Funk, Indie, Pop & Classic Rock


Particularly well suited to maple board Strats with light ash bodies but equally at home in alder with rosewood boards.

SSS Standard Finish Pre-Wired Pickguard

Pre-Wired Guards are only available to retail customers.

SSS Standard pre-wired pickguard, available in Parchment, white, black, cream, mint green.

A genuine 3-ply, 11 hole Fender guard used wherever possible, parts kit, custom BKP/CTS 10% audio taper pots, 0.022µF paper in oil capacitor, CRL or Oak Grigsby 5 way switch, BKP screening plate, labour to install all parts and pickups on guard.

Only available when purchasing BKPs at the same time direct from us.

Parts kit colours: parchment, white, black, cream, mint green. *(parts kit colour will match pickup covers by default, for mixed colour combinations, please contact us first)


  • Bridge
    • Position: Bridge
    • DC Resistance: 6.4 kΩ
    • Magnet: Alnico 3
  • Middle
    • Position: Middle
    • DC Resistance: 5.6 kΩ
    • Magnet: Alnico 3
  • Neck
    • Position: Neck
    • DC Resistance: 5.6 kΩ
    • Magnet: Alnico 3