Featuring a classic and clean look that matches their tone, the ST-54 is a passive prewired Stratocaster pickguard that is made in California. The ST-54 is on a three ply, 11 hole pickguard with a 5 position switch, master volume and tone controls on the neck and middle positions. The pickguards are available in black on black or white on white.
EMG Pickups brings you the passive prewired Stratocaster pickguard, the ST-54 SRO Series which features EMG’s solderless technology and are drop in ready for a seamless install.
The EMG ST-54 pickguard is loaded with pickups featuring Alnico 2 magnets for an alternative to classic Strat tone. Alnico 2 magnets provide a warmer and fatter low frequency response. They also have a more pronounced mid-range for a smoother flow from the lows to mids. Although Alnico 2 features a lower resonance, it has a higher Q resulting in a sharper high end. Alnico 2 also gives a different feel and attack. They have half the magnetism of a typical Alnico 5 magnet giving the Strat player a nice “squish”.
The Alnico 2 pickups are built in the traditional fashion with original style construction but feature a two pin connector for easy installation & tinkering.