Here's a great way to upgrade that flat, lifeless ceramic magnet Squire, Mexican Strat or decent import.
These are basically exact copies of my own REAL 1964 Strat- Nicely aged white pickguard and rich, cream colored pickups and knobs. Yes- these are really Alnico V rod magnets- Just like on vintage Strats. We have been able to buy a mountain of these to drive the price down- A set of pretty good quality ALNICO magnet Strat pickups, Bridge is wound to 6K, Mid is wound to 5.5K and Neck to 5K- Mid is RW/RP so positions 2 and 4 are noise canceling. Big 1" pots give yo silky smooth response- but yo might have to slightly widen the cavity of some less expensive imported guitars.
Now- I don't think these have the depth and complexity of our genuine GFS brand pickups- but they ain't bad for this kind of cash!
These are prewired with the knobs, screws and covers and output jack exactly as shown. All you need to do is solder the extra black wire to your trem claw or bridge.
Not sure we'll ever get these this cheap again- so buy NOW.