How to Guide - Fitting a 50s Style wiring complete Pre-Wired Harness to a Les Paul!

How to Guide - Fitting a 50s Style wiring complete Pre-Wired Harness to a Les Paul!

With every pre-wired harness I ship out, I supply a handy fitting guide with tips and key points to follow to make the install go as smoothly as possible, alongside  a simple to follow wiring diagram. But, and understandably of course, sometimes translating that info to the real world when the soldering iron is smoldering away can be a little daunting if you're not used to it. So I've wanted to create a step-by-step guide to fitting one of my Home of Tone pre-wired Les Paul 50s Style harnesses! I will follow soon with a Modern Style wiring fitting guide too :)
Short shaft or long shaft for my Les Paul, which will I need?

Short shaft or long shaft for my Les Paul, which will I need?

When it comes to Les Paul wiring queries, the question I probably get asked most is, "Will I need long or short shaft pots?". Unfortunately it can sometimes be a long or a short answer too, depending on your variation of Les Paul. Gibson are of course known for lots of transitional changes to specs from the golden era right up to modern day so the info can be a little cloudy as to which you'll actually need, particularly if you're not sure by physically checking them. The reason why some models require long shaft pots and others require 'short' shaft so to speak is down to the maple top or cap used on that model. Some Les Pauls have a carved maple cap which is a thicker and others a flat maple cap which is thinner. For example, my old man's early 70s Les Paul Custom despite having a maple cap, is flat requiring short shaft pots to be fitted.  ...
A fresh look on harnesses - Signature and Entry Series'

A fresh look on harnesses - Signature and Entry Series'

You may have noticed a recent change to my pre-wired guitar harnesses, so I thought I'd put together a guide as to what has changed, and of course why!
I want to replace my guitar's wiring, would it make a difference?

I want to replace my guitar's wiring, would it make a difference?

Replacing, or in some cases upgrading your guitar's wiring may be a matter of necessity if there are niggling faults perhaps, but you may also have considered replacing it as a way of improving the guitar. So, the big question of course is would it make a difference?