Pre-Wired Guitar wiring harness | 3-way Telecaster Thinline kit | Right Handed
I usually make harnesses to order, due to the variety of spec options that could be chosen across the range. The waiting time for harness orders is around 3-5 working days depending on quantity of orders in at the time and your order will be updated accordingly when dispatched.
The Telecaster is an iconic instrument, that defined a brand, inspired so many musicians and set the bar for the electric guitar moving forward. I want my Signature Series wiring harness for this legendary guitar to earn the right to be a small part of that through a choice of quality components and respect for it's design. The schematic is a simple recipe, and the parts aim to bring out the best in your telecaster's tone, and aim to do so for many years to come.
I have intended for my wiring harnesses to be as simple as possible to install to your Telecaster Thinline, as well as writing in depth fitting guides, how-to instructions documenting the step by step process as well as a simple to follow wiring diagram.
The parts I use, in particular the pots, are US made CTS branded pots which are imperial measurements. If you're fitting this harness to a far east built variant for example such as a Squier or similar, then you may have to widen the holes in the pickguard to accommodate for these imperial measurement pots.
For reference, the CTS pots I use in this harness have a shaft diameter of 9.5mm.
You may also require new control knobs to fit the CTS pot 'solid shaft' diameter of 6.35mm.
If you do require a US spec control plate or control knobs, we do carry a selection of popular options in stock and they can be viewed in the hardware & plastic hardware categories on the store.
Centre to centre measurements between components are -
Centre of Switch to volume pot - 40mm
Centre of volume pot to centre of tone pot - 40mm
Centre of volume to jack socket - 100mm (but some give in the wire length is allowed for)
These measurements for my templates were taken from a USA Fender telecaster thinline pickguard.
- CTS 'TVT' Series +/-10% Tolerance pots - 250k, solid shaft pots as standard on Tele thinline kits to suit their single coil pickups.
- SoZo .022uF Mustard tone capacitor (If you'd prefer a different value capacitor, do please get in touch and I'd be happy to help, but as standard all of my kits come with .022uF value)
- Gavitt USA made cloth covered 22AWG wire
- 20AWG Tinned copper ground
- CRL 3 way spring loaded lever switch
- Pure Tone multi contact jack socket
- Soldered using Rapid 22SWG lead-free solder
Unfortunately, due to the tight proximity of the components in the cavity, I have decided to offer this harness without the option of a treble bleed cap. It would make it difficult to make any ground solder connections and makes things tight to work on. So it is only available without a treble bleed mod I'm afraid. It's also not available as a solderless version for the same, tight proximity of components reason.