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DiMarzio

Direct drop-in replacement for Fender standard 11- hole pickguards.

The DiMarzio Area Model Prewired Pickguard is for electric guitars with standard 11-hole pickguards. It's got an Area '58 pickup in the neck, Area '67 in the middle position, and an Area '61 at the bridge.

Area '58

The Area '58 offers excellent treble response and dynamics with little magnetic pull and virtually no hum.

Area '67

In the middle position, the Area '67 pushes sounds like the single-coil pickups of the late '60s—bright and very clean. The Area '67 totally eliminates hum and offers reduced magnet pull for improved sustain and clarity.

Area '61

Finally, the Area '61 in the bridge position brings a steely, yet woody sound to the table. As with the other two pickups, the Area '61 eliminates hum and features reduced magnet pull. These 3 guitar pickups combine to create unique, undeniably vintage tone.


Call or click today and infuse your Strat with vintage tone.

 

Area Model Prewired Pickguard Specifications:

  • Area '58 Specs:
  • Wiring: 4 conductor
  • Magnet: Alnico 2
  • Output: 125mV
  • DC Resistance: 6.12
  • Year of Introduction: 2006
  • Area '67 Specs:
  • Wiring: 4 conductor
  • Magnet: Alnico 2
  • Output: 142mV
  • DC Resistance: 6.46
  • Year of Introduction: 2006
  • Area '61 Specs:
  • Wiring: 4 conductor
  • Manget: Alnico 2
  • Ouptut: 142mV
  • DC Resistance: 6.46
  • Year of Introduction: 2006
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DiMarzioArea Model Prewired Pickguard
 
4.7

(based on 26 reviews)

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    (23)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (9)
  • Improves sound (8)
  • Easy to use (6)
  • Functional (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

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        • Experienced (7), Professional musician (4)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Reborn Strat

      Glad I decided to do this, wish I'd done it a long time ago.
      Just installed this last week, very easy to do, took more time to resrting the guitar...Read complete review

      Glad I decided to do this, wish I'd done it a long time ago.
      Just installed this last week, very easy to do, took more time to resrting the guitar than the pickguard. You could not ask for a more complete upgrade, new pickups,pickguard,pots, and, 5 way switch. The price seems a little high until you add everything up and, then if you had somebody do it for you it becomes a pretty good deal.
      Now for the good stuff- I never heard sounds from the old pickups like this and, this is an american strat supposedly with the good stuff. Well let me say WOW!!!!!!!!! this Strat can peel the paint off the walls or can be just as mellow as you want. The pickups really respond to your picking style and, the harmonics are super. I play anything from hard rock,country,blues and, just about anything in between.
      The combination of these pickups 58,67,61 are a real good match and, adds much versatality the overall sound. I hardly ever used the middle pickup before but I can see a difference now for a new era of music.
      I also forgot to mention the main reason that I was changing pickups anyway and, any of you single coil players know what I'm leading to- hum and buzz- none with this setup and, that's just super not to have to deal with anymore. I highly reccommend this setup if you are looking for a Great upgrade that is easy to do and, can definately be done by yourself with the results that will make you say, Thank You Dimarzio!
      Very well made in one neat package.
      Like I said before add everything up and, then have somebody do this for you and, you realize that this is pretty good deal.

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      Great Sound - Poor Fit

      I bought this to improve the sound of a Made In Mexico strat that I've had for years. I listened to many you tube clips and read many reviews in my quest for and...Read complete review

      I bought this to improve the sound of a Made In Mexico strat that I've had for years. I listened to many you tube clips and read many reviews in my quest for and easy sound upgrade, and I thought this pickguard would be a great balance of improved sound, good value, and quick project. Unfortunately I had to shave out both the neck and bridge pockets to make it fit on my strat, and only 2 of the screw holes actually lined up to fasten it down. I spent a long time debating whether or not to return it as I felt I shouldn't have to do such modifications to a $300+ "drop in" system. Ultimately, I decided to modify and redrill some new screw holes. Strat sounds awesome, but it was a huge disapointment that it wasn't the plug and play product it was touted to be.

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      5.0

      Excellent sounding versatile pickups

      By Axe2grind

      from Hawaii

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      Pros

      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about DiMarzio Area Model Prewired Pickguard:

          I like these pickups very much in my custom built strat. They do not sound like single coils - they are after all humbuckers - but they do somehow manage to lean toward stratlike tones almost as though they are a hybrid between the two. The area 58 in the neck is not quite as juicy "hollow" as a single coil, but manages to give a nice imitation and with a sweet thickness that can be rolled back with the vol pot to a very clean and full rhythm sound which doesn't lose clarity on lower settings. The area 67 in the mid position is probably the most surprisingly good sound in the mix (since I rarely use the middle on my USA '92 strat). In fact, I prefer this pickup over the bridge for many leads and it really packs a nice punch when driven with pedals. The area 61 in the bridge is a bit too bright (would love to hear the '67 in this position) and I have to roll back the tone to around 7 to tolerate it. (I did mod the stock wiring by jumping the middle pup tone control to bridge pup - an absolute must on any strat config.) All 3 share the ability to go very clean and quiet and remind me at times of 70's Gibson HBs. This strat is currently my "crossover" - and most played - guitar since I can get many sounds similar to my guild starfire vi as well as some Les Paulish tones in addition to fender like tones. Though I would not give up my single coil strat entirely because the dimarzios cannot - as some are claiming - give the full range of classic sounds available on a standard set of strat pups. Most notably, the 2 and 4 positions aren't nearly as quacky. All in all - an excellent and extremely versatile set of tones!

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          5.0

          A Great Upgrade for any Strat!!!

          By Billy

          from Madison, WI

          About Me Professional Musician

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                Comments about DiMarzio Area Model Prewired Pickguard:

                I have many Strats and I had recently built a component Strat with a fantastic neck. My choice of vintage pickups was poor and the guitar sat unplayed. Over the years I have had several Fender Noiseless Strats including their latest and hated every one. I had previously added a DiMarzio noiseless single coil to a Deluxe Tele and loved the sound so I decided to try the DiMarzio pre-wired Area Pickguard. Installed easily (5 minutes)! Sound is SUPER... unlike the lifeless Fender Noiseless these pickups SING!!!

                Haven't stopped playing it since I installed these pickups ... I can now enjoy a great neck ...the guitar is beautiful, sounds amazing! ...and is quiet!!! Everyone seeks their own sound but I'm 100% satisfied!

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                4.0

                Great strat tone without the hum

                By Lobotomizer 8675309

                from Susanville ,Ca

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                Pros

                • Improves Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about DiMarzio Area Model Prewired Pickguard:

                    Love the sound. Leave the hum! Should come with a pre-soldered out-put jack.
                    No regrets on this purchase. I replaced my David Gilmore emg pick-ups with these for a more organic sound

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                    5.0

                    Best Single Coil Pickup Ever, PERIOD!

                    By theedgeguitars

                    from Surprise, AZ

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                    Pros

                    • Clean As Andy Summers
                    • Dirty As Srv
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Functional
                    • Good Quality
                    • Hot Like Van Halen
                    • Improves Sound

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • So Versatile

                      Comments about DiMarzio Area Model Prewired Pickguard:

                      I have been playing electric guitar for 20 years and the Fender Stratocaster was my first guitar. So for me, the strat is my favorite guitar to play. I have tried every single coil pickup on the market and nothing has worked. This pickup can play anytime a music including heavy metal. I grew up in the 80's so I love Van Halen, Journey, U2 and the Police. Once SRV came on the seen I was a blues lover too. Now that I have these noiseless pickups I can play all those on my beloved 70's reissue strat. Thank You Dimarzio for making a dream a reality!

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                      5.0

                      It's what a strat should sound like

                      By Harry and the hoe handles

                      from Grayson ky

                      About Me Professional Musician

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                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Functional
                      • Good Quality
                      • Improves Sound
                      • The Install Is Three

                      Cons

                      • There Are None For Me

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup
                      • Blues Baby
                      • Concerts
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about DiMarzio Area Model Prewired Pickguard:

                      I installed this in less than ten minutes in a 72 reissue strat
                      My uncle has an original 72 both guitars sound almost identical
                      Great product

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                      5.0

                      Harry and the hoe handles

                      By Harry and hoe handles

                      from Grayson. Ky

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Functional
                      • Good Quality
                      • Improves Sound

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about DiMarzio Area Model Prewired Pickguard:

                          I put it together in less than 5 minutes
                          In my 72 reissue stat my uncle has the original from 72 it sounds dead on

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                          5.0

                          Great Strat Tone without the Noise!

                          By Slick Mick

                          from flemington,new jersey

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                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Functional
                          • Good Quality
                          • Improves Sound

                          Cons

                          • Pickguard Screw Holes

                          Best Uses

                          • Jazzrockcountryblues

                          Comments about DiMarzio Area Model Prewired Pickguard:

                          Great Strat tone without the noise!In my opinion,these blow away the stock strat pups.I put this in my 1996 american standard,some of the screw holes didn't line up,but no big deal.I tried seymour duncans,lace sensors,and emg pickups through the years.I always end up going back to Dimarzios.You will get all your favorite strat tones,Gilmour to SRV.The area 61(bridge position)won't do heavy metal,but classic rock it will handle.I will stick with Dimarzio pups for now on. Been playing pro off and on,and working on guitars for 29 years(since age 13).

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                          5.0

                          Perfect Strat Pre-Wire

                          By Kurt

                          from Manhattan IL

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                          Pros

                          • Components Matched Well
                          • Easy to install
                          • Functional
                          • Good Quality
                          • Improves Sound

                          Cons

                          • None

                          Best Uses

                          • Blues
                          • Country
                          • Jazz
                          • Rock

                          Comments about DiMarzio Area Model Prewired Pickguard:

                          Although not a traditional strat guy, I love strats and own 5 of them currently. I have never been too crazy about most of the bridge pickups that come on strats (american MIM deluxe etc) I kinda prefer a fatter warmer sound (weak PAF). In fact 3 of my strats have HB in the bridge (Dimarzio 36th Anniversary, David Allen A2, and Tone Zone) I have gone thru a variety of pickups in my 25 plus years of playing and piecing together partocasters.
                          The AREA set is bye far the best combination I have ever heard. The controls are extremely usable - volume roll off retains top end and clarity, bridge pu wired to the tone knob allows you to roll off treble on higher gain setting for nice warm crunch. The tone knobs are usable thru about 75% of their range. If you have always played with everything on 10... that will change as you explore the versatility. I also feel the middle pu (67) is probably one of the best mid pus I have ever used when by itself. There are times when I think i would like the bridge pu (61) to have a little more gain but I think it would compromise the quack tone when in position 4 (although I refer to it as position 2) You can coax more grit with overdrives and have a convincing brown sound rhythm if needed. The set easily covers jazz, country, classic rock, pop, indie, modern rock and stops short of metal. I rate the neck a 9/10, middle 9.5/10, and the bridge a 9/10. The prewired is a great value as well.. I am done looking when it comes to strat pickups... oh yeah and absolutely no buzz.

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                          3.0

                          Great Sound - Poor Fit

                          By Adam the Mack

                          from Hanford, CA

                          About Me Experienced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Good Quality
                          • Improves Sound
                          • Solid construction
                          • Sounds great

                          Cons

                          • Difficult to install
                          • Difficult To Use
                          • Not Exactly As Described

                          Best Uses

                          • Concerts
                          • Practicing

                          Comments about DiMarzio Area Model Prewired Pickguard:

                          I bought this to improve the sound of a Made In Mexico strat that I've had for years. I listened to many you tube clips and read many reviews in my quest for and easy sound upgrade, and I thought this pickguard would be a great balance of improved sound, good value, and quick project. Unfortunately I had to shave out both the neck and bridge pockets to make it fit on my strat, and only 2 of the screw holes actually lined up to fasten it down. I spent a long time debating whether or not to return it as I felt I shouldn't have to do such modifications to a $300+ "drop in" system. Ultimately, I decided to modify and redrill some new screw holes. Strat sounds awesome, but it was a huge disapointment that it wasn't the plug and play product it was touted to be.

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                          5.0

                          AREA prewired pickguard

                          By Arizona Slim

                          from Arizona

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                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Good Quality
                          • High Quality Parts

                          Cons

                          • None

                          Best Uses

                          • Construct New Projects
                          • Repalcement For Exisitng

                          Comments about DiMarzio Area Model Prewired Pickguard:

                          I used this set-up on my "frankenstien" 12 string. P-bass body with a Fender villager 12 string neck. This combination required some modifications to the bass body (duh!) but I cannot believe the sound quality difference. Really superior depth and clarity. These are not sold as 12 string parts, but if you have a project guitar that sounds thin or "light" these monsters will make it roar!

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