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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 br... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

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.

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
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
Full 5 year warranty on all pickups.


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DiMarzioArea Model Prewired Pickguard
 
4.7

(based on 35 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (29)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (12)
  • Improves sound (11)
  • Easy to use (9)
  • Functional (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (5)
  • Back-up (4)
  • Concerts (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8), Professional musician (5)

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.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

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

Awesome Tones!

By Tickled Pink

from Pa

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Practicing

    Comments about DiMarzio Area Model Prewired Pickguard:

    Threw these electronics in a cheap "spuire" small amount of shaving required to get it to fit proper. Well worth the effort though!

     
    5.0

    Tone to the rescue

    By Leem

    from Houston,Texas

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about DiMarzio Area Model Prewired Pickguard:

      Really, through no fault of DiMarzio I couldn't get it to work properly on a white Squire Strat I had due to the cramped quarters in the cavity of the guitar. Some part of the electronics were touching the inside of the shield-painted cavity
      and was shorting out the neck pickup when I tried to screw the pick-guard flat against the body. After trying to figure out the problem and trying to remedy it I tried the unit on another Squire Strat I own (tobacco burst finish) it fit right in with no problems and sounds awesome. Equally satisfying of the tone, the lack of single-coil hum is gone so, I`m super pleased with it all. Most likely I will also get the upgrade for a Telly I have.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Just Awesome!

      By Jack

      from Phoenix, AZ

      Site Member

      Comments about DiMarzio Area Model Prewired Pickguard:

      I am a "tone freak" and very picky about sound quality. I have tried several pick up sets and over 25 guitar pedals looking for the perfect Strat sound. These Area pickups are just awesome! Very "Stratty" sounding with great clarity and no hum. All 5 positions are very usable and my cleans and overdrives have never sounded better. These replaced an expensive set of boutique pickups and they are much better in every way. I was a little concerned about installing them myself but the on line video is spot on. Solder-less and a piece of cake to install even for a novice like me. The white pickguard changes the look of my guitar in a good way. Absolutely love it! I have spent stupid money on guitar upgrades, amps, pedals, etc. but this was the best decision I've ever made.

       
      5.0

      Just Awesome!

      By Jack

      from Phoenix, AZ

      Site Member

      Comments about DiMarzio Area Model Prewired Pickguard:

      I am a ""tone freak"" and very picky about sound quality. I have tried several pick up sets and over 25 guitar pedals looking for the perfect Strat sound. These Area pickups are just awesome! Very ""Stratty"" sounding with great clarity and no hum. All 5 positions are very usable and my cleans and overdrives have never sounded better. These replaced an expensive set of boutique pickups and they are much better in every way. I was a little concerned about installing them myself but the on line video is spot on. Solder-less and a piece of cake to install even for a novice like me. The white pickguard changes the look of my guitar in a good way. Absolutely love it! I have spent stupid money on guitar upgrades, amps, pedals, etc. but this was the best decision I've ever made.

      (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      solid tone

      By PeterB

      from Richmond, TX

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about DiMarzio Area Model Prewired Pickguard:

        These didn't give me the single coil sound I was looking for, disappointing. However once I adjusted my pedals (Distortion DS1, Super Chorus CH-1, Digital Delay DD-3)and amp (Line 6 Spider IV 150 Also purchased from MF)my sound achieved from these pups is very distinctive. All 5 positions are expressive and unique.
        PeterB, Richmond, TX

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        These PUPs Sing! x2

        By Patrick Schaeffer

        from Southern Oregon

        Comments about DiMarzio Area Model Prewired Pickguard:

        This is my second DiMarzio Area prewired pickguard purchase. My initial purchase was with MF: see review on 4/7/12. As a Stratocaster tone snob my closet is full of so many ex-Strat pickups that didn't make the grade it's embarrassing. However, these DiMarzios are GREAT! I installed them in a brand new black American Deluxe Stratocaster...ripped out the stock pick-ups they're so lifeless... and installed a black DiMarzio Area prewired pickguard. First, they look great. Second, installation was so easy it's ridiculous. Finally, these sound phenomenal! They offer great chime, clarity, quack and all the other descriptors you hear associated with a Strat, but they're noiseless. They also sound great in hi-gain situations. You gotta try these! Can't say enough good about 'em.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excellent sounding versatile pickups

        By Axe2grind

        from Hawaii

        About Me Experienced

        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!

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Once I got the Wiring Straight - Great

            By Carl Czaga

            from Cleveland, OH

            Comments about DiMarzio Area Model Prewired Pickguard:

            Came with no instructions, but DiMarzio has video installation guide online. Unfortunately, the ground terminal on mine was mis-marked (wondered why the black wire was on that side). So I reversed it & it worked great. Easy, but test before reinstalling! Pick-ups are quiet & have great tone. Nice upgrade to my strat.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            A Great Upgrade for any Strat!!!

            By Billy

            from Madison, WI

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            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!

             
            4.0

            Great strat tone without the hum

            By Lobotomizer 8675309

            from Susanville ,Ca

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            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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