Pre-Wired Guitar wiring harness | Epiphone Sheraton kit | Right Handed

£104.99

Order times
I usually make harnesses to order, due to the variety of spec options that could be chosen across the whole range. The current turnaround time for a harness orders is around 5-7 working days depending on quantity of orders in at the time and your order will be updated accordingly when it is dispatched. This turnaround time doesn't include the transit time. Thanks for your patience whilst I get your harness made!

Description
The Epiphone Sheraton, although sharing a lot of similarities to a 335 also can differ in a few ways that makes trying to fit a regular 335 harness a challenge. From research it seems that the earlier Sheratons had a much small f-hole meaning that feeding regular sized pots through during the install can be difficult or impossible. So a great solution to this is to use CTS's 'mini' sized pots. These feature the same specs overall as the full sized versions, brass pot shaft, bakelite board and carbon graphite contact patch with +/-10% tolerance, but they're a much smaller footprint making the install that little bit easier. 
But the Sheraton also of course usually features gold hardware, so I have decided to list this harness up as a standard model now with these options in mind. 
So this kit is now made with a Switchcraft Short Frame GOLD toggle switch and a Pure Tone multi contact gold jack socket supplied

Wired '50s' style as standard, if you would prefer 'modern/60s' wiring just let me know.

Installing
I have intended for my wiring harnesses to be as simple as possible to install to your Sheraton (335 schematic), 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 CTS branded pots which are imperial measurements. If you're fitting this harness to your far east built Epiphone or similar, then you may have to widen the holes in the body to accommodate for these imperial measurement pots. 
For reference, the CTS pots I use in this harness have a shaft diameter of 9.52mm and I tend to widen the body holes to 10mm to suit.
You may also require new control knobs to fit the CTS pot 'split shaft' diameter of 5.95mm and 24 spline.
If you do require US spec 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 (I realise a Sheraton measurements can vary slightly from these mentioned but there is plenty of give in wire lengths between components to allow for a comfortable fit)
Centre of Switch to neck volume pot - 48mm
Centre of neck volume pot to centre of neck tone pot - 66mm
Centre of neck volume pot to bridge volume pot - 67mm
Centre of bridge volume pot to bridge tone pot - 65mm
Centre of neck tone pot to jack socket - 65mm

.01uF or .022uF neck position tone cap value?
Troubled by a dark sounding neck pickup? Well it's not totally un-common with Gibson type guitars or humbuckers in general so don't worry, you have some ways in which it can be improved. Although the standard spec harness will I'm sure help the pickup breathe and is ultimately the most popular spec choice, I now also with the choice of a .01uF value cap in the neck position instead to help clear up a darker sounding neck pickup. 
This is very much personal choice and/or how you are finding the balance between the neck and bridge pickup currently.  The main thing to consider is whether you feel your neck pickup is too dark/muddy compared to the bridge pickup. If it is and you want to try and help brighten it up a little, then a .01uF value cap in that position may be useful to you. If you like how your neck pickup sounds, then stick with a .022uF! It's the most popular choice and the 'go-to' cap value for most P90s and Humbuckers generally.

Hardware colour?
Sheraton's have been produced with Gold Hardware as standard almost exclusively, so as standard I have offered this kit with gold hardware since first introducing it. But I have been asked more and more for nickel hardware, either because players older examples have worn a lot and box fresh gold switch and jack would simply look odd, or because players are swapping to nickel hardware. So I now offer the choice as a drop-down option for you. 
To confirm, if you select gold hardware, the only gold items suppled are the Switch, and the jack. Pots/pot dress hardware remains standard nickel as they're hidden underneath the control knob anyway.
If you select nickel hardware, all dress hardware including switch housing and jack socket will be supplied in nickel finish.

Specs
- CTS Mini Series +/-10% Tolerance short shaft pots - 550k, split shaft pots as standard on Sheraton kits
- .022uF 'Yellow Mustard' type tone capacitor  
- Now also with the choice of .01uF value cap in the neck position to help clear up a darker sounding neck pickup.
- Gavitt USA made Outer Braided cloth covered 22AWG wire
- Switchcraft 3 way gold or nickel short frame toggle switch.
- Gold or nickel Pure Tone multi contact jack socket
- Soldered using R-Tech Premium Lead-Free (Sn95.5Ag3.9Cu0.6) 22swg Solder wire 
RoHS Compliant

Please note - wiring kit does not include new control knobs/switch tip but does include the pot/jack mounting nuts and washers and switch mounting nut.

Why these spec parts over others available?
Simply put, component choice has been one of the most important parts of my product development. I have worked on guitars for many years, and built these kits professionally since 2015, and as a result have been able to see and experience working on the majority of components available on the market. In my findings, A/B testing and more, I have found the components I decided on for my Signature Series to be the most reliable, best tolerance and great functioning parts to use to help customers get the most out of their instruments. I use CTS '450' series premium spec pots as they have a tight tolerance, and will consistently provide me with accurate value, as well as very solid build quality. I use trusty 'Mustard' style polyester film 'tone' capacitors as in my opinion they simply can't be beat for great value, solid construction, solid lead-outs, super tight tolerances and reliable tone/function. I would personally much rather use a trusty Mustard for example over something like a paper in oil, as from experience that are so much more reliable to use. This is from carrying out a lot of A/B testing, both tonally, as well as armed with the multi-meter for testing values and actual tolerances, as well as handling them to test construction quality for long lasting reliability in use. I use the brilliant 'Pure Tone' Multi Contact Jack sockets as they are incredibly reliable, due to their additional contact points for both tip and sleeve. I use CRL, Oak and Switchcraft brand switches across the range as these are built very well, with care will last for many years to come and have long since provided me with reliable use professionally. All kits are wired up with quality USA made Gavitt wire, it's great to work with, super consistent gauge and provides me with a very reliable quality item for my kits. I totally understand that with anything guitar, it is subjective, but I have, with an open mind, thoroughly tested a broad variety of components over the years and these have all become the items I trust to use every day. 

Harness FAQ's

I've been proudly making, developing and installing my pre-wired guitar harnesses since the beginning of the Home of Tone back in 2015 (time flies when you're having fun right!). Although I feel I do my best in covering as much information as possible across the various product listings, fitting guides, wiring diagrams and more, I thought it might be helpful to put together an FAQ's page that covers some of the general additional questions I get asked. You can view these Harness FAQ's HERE

'Ground Bug' deal!

Looking forward to installing your new wiring, but a little worried about making the ground connections to the pot casings? First time soldering and hear the horror stories of frying pots, or just simply want to neaten up your installs? Then the awesome 'Ground Bug' will help with any of these concerns, beginner or pro modders alike. The Ground Bug is a pot washer that fits between the pot casing and the pickguard/body and has a number of lugs (much like with the main signal connections on the pot for example) to which you can very easily solder your ground wire connections too. Completely removing the worry and risk of soldering a pot casing, something I know many guitarists complain about having to learn to do. 
I have been stocking Ground Bugs for a while, and they really are the perfect match for a pre-wired harness as they further help you with your installs. So I have set up a 10% off Ground Bug deals when purchased with a Home of Tone Signature Series pre-wired harness. This is an automatic discount code, so all you need to have is a Signature Series kit, and a Ground bug in your cart, and the discount will automatically be applied to the bug for you! Click HERE to view the Ground Bug listing

Do you make custom harnesses?

I'm afraid I do not offer a custom harness service. Only kits developed, tested and listed on my website are the available kits. So no custom schematics etc. If you happen to be local to my office, then I do carry out custom work in house, but in regards to shipped out pre-wired harnesses I do not offer custom kits. I am however happy to use different pot values or cap values within reason if you have a specific requirement that differs to the specs listed above. If this is relevant to yourself then please get in touch to discuss further to ensure the request is possible. 

Order times
I usually make harnesses to order, due to the variety of spec options that could be chosen across the whole range. The current turnaround time for a harness orders is around 5-7 working days depending on quantity of orders in at the time and your order will be updated accordingly when it is dispatched. This turnaround time doesn't include the transit time. Thanks for your patience whilst I get your harness made!

Description
The Epiphone Sheraton, although sharing a lot of similarities to a 335 also can differ in a few ways that makes trying to fit a regular 335 harness a challenge. From research it seems that the earlier Sheratons had a much small f-hole meaning that feeding regular sized pots through during the install can be difficult or impossible. So a great solution to this is to use CTS's 'mini' sized pots. These feature the same specs overall as the full sized versions, brass pot shaft, bakelite board and carbon graphite contact patch with +/-10% tolerance, but they're a much smaller footprint making the install that little bit easier. 
But the Sheraton also of course usually features gold hardware, so I have decided to list this harness up as a standard model now with these options in mind. 
So this kit is now made with a Switchcraft Short Frame GOLD toggle switch and a Pure Tone multi contact gold jack socket supplied

Wired '50s' style as standard, if you would prefer 'modern/60s' wiring just let me know.

Installing
I have intended for my wiring harnesses to be as simple as possible to install to your Sheraton (335 schematic), 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 CTS branded pots which are imperial measurements. If you're fitting this harness to your far east built Epiphone or similar, then you may have to widen the holes in the body to accommodate for these imperial measurement pots. 
For reference, the CTS pots I use in this harness have a shaft diameter of 9.52mm and I tend to widen the body holes to 10mm to suit.
You may also require new control knobs to fit the CTS pot 'split shaft' diameter of 5.95mm and 24 spline.
If you do require US spec 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 (I realise a Sheraton measurements can vary slightly from these mentioned but there is plenty of give in wire lengths between components to allow for a comfortable fit)
Centre of Switch to neck volume pot - 48mm
Centre of neck volume pot to centre of neck tone pot - 66mm
Centre of neck volume pot to bridge volume pot - 67mm
Centre of bridge volume pot to bridge tone pot - 65mm
Centre of neck tone pot to jack socket - 65mm

.01uF or .022uF neck position tone cap value?
Troubled by a dark sounding neck pickup? Well it's not totally un-common with Gibson type guitars or humbuckers in general so don't worry, you have some ways in which it can be improved. Although the standard spec harness will I'm sure help the pickup breathe and is ultimately the most popular spec choice, I now also with the choice of a .01uF value cap in the neck position instead to help clear up a darker sounding neck pickup. 
This is very much personal choice and/or how you are finding the balance between the neck and bridge pickup currently.  The main thing to consider is whether you feel your neck pickup is too dark/muddy compared to the bridge pickup. If it is and you want to try and help brighten it up a little, then a .01uF value cap in that position may be useful to you. If you like how your neck pickup sounds, then stick with a .022uF! It's the most popular choice and the 'go-to' cap value for most P90s and Humbuckers generally.

Hardware colour?
Sheraton's have been produced with Gold Hardware as standard almost exclusively, so as standard I have offered this kit with gold hardware since first introducing it. But I have been asked more and more for nickel hardware, either because players older examples have worn a lot and box fresh gold switch and jack would simply look odd, or because players are swapping to nickel hardware. So I now offer the choice as a drop-down option for you. 
To confirm, if you select gold hardware, the only gold items suppled are the Switch, and the jack. Pots/pot dress hardware remains standard nickel as they're hidden underneath the control knob anyway.
If you select nickel hardware, all dress hardware including switch housing and jack socket will be supplied in nickel finish.

Specs
- CTS Mini Series +/-10% Tolerance short shaft pots - 550k, split shaft pots as standard on Sheraton kits
- .022uF 'Yellow Mustard' type tone capacitor  
- Now also with the choice of .01uF value cap in the neck position to help clear up a darker sounding neck pickup.
- Gavitt USA made Outer Braided cloth covered 22AWG wire
- Switchcraft 3 way gold or nickel short frame toggle switch.
- Gold or nickel Pure Tone multi contact jack socket
- Soldered using R-Tech Premium Lead-Free (Sn95.5Ag3.9Cu0.6) 22swg Solder wire 
RoHS Compliant

Please note - wiring kit does not include new control knobs/switch tip but does include the pot/jack mounting nuts and washers and switch mounting nut.

Why these spec parts over others available?
Simply put, component choice has been one of the most important parts of my product development. I have worked on guitars for many years, and built these kits professionally since 2015, and as a result have been able to see and experience working on the majority of components available on the market. In my findings, A/B testing and more, I have found the components I decided on for my Signature Series to be the most reliable, best tolerance and great functioning parts to use to help customers get the most out of their instruments. I use CTS '450' series premium spec pots as they have a tight tolerance, and will consistently provide me with accurate value, as well as very solid build quality. I use trusty 'Mustard' style polyester film 'tone' capacitors as in my opinion they simply can't be beat for great value, solid construction, solid lead-outs, super tight tolerances and reliable tone/function. I would personally much rather use a trusty Mustard for example over something like a paper in oil, as from experience that are so much more reliable to use. This is from carrying out a lot of A/B testing, both tonally, as well as armed with the multi-meter for testing values and actual tolerances, as well as handling them to test construction quality for long lasting reliability in use. I use the brilliant 'Pure Tone' Multi Contact Jack sockets as they are incredibly reliable, due to their additional contact points for both tip and sleeve. I use CRL, Oak and Switchcraft brand switches across the range as these are built very well, with care will last for many years to come and have long since provided me with reliable use professionally. All kits are wired up with quality USA made Gavitt wire, it's great to work with, super consistent gauge and provides me with a very reliable quality item for my kits. I totally understand that with anything guitar, it is subjective, but I have, with an open mind, thoroughly tested a broad variety of components over the years and these have all become the items I trust to use every day. 

I've been proudly making, developing and installing my pre-wired guitar harnesses since the beginning of the Home of Tone back in 2015 (time flies when you're having fun right!). Although I feel I do my best in covering as much information as possible across the various product listings, fitting guides, wiring diagrams and more, I thought it might be helpful to put together an FAQ's page that covers some of the general additional questions I get asked. You can view these Harness FAQ's HERE

Looking forward to installing your new wiring, but a little worried about making the ground connections to the pot casings? First time soldering and hear the horror stories of frying pots, or just simply want to neaten up your installs? Then the awesome 'Ground Bug' will help with any of these concerns, beginner or pro modders alike. The Ground Bug is a pot washer that fits between the pot casing and the pickguard/body and has a number of lugs (much like with the main signal connections on the pot for example) to which you can very easily solder your ground wire connections too. Completely removing the worry and risk of soldering a pot casing, something I know many guitarists complain about having to learn to do. 
I have been stocking Ground Bugs for a while, and they really are the perfect match for a pre-wired harness as they further help you with your installs. So I have set up a 10% off Ground Bug deals when purchased with a Home of Tone Signature Series pre-wired harness. This is an automatic discount code, so all you need to have is a Signature Series kit, and a Ground bug in your cart, and the discount will automatically be applied to the bug for you! Click HERE to view the Ground Bug listing

I'm afraid I do not offer a custom harness service. Only kits developed, tested and listed on my website are the available kits. So no custom schematics etc. If you happen to be local to my office, then I do carry out custom work in house, but in regards to shipped out pre-wired harnesses I do not offer custom kits. I am however happy to use different pot values or cap values within reason if you have a specific requirement that differs to the specs listed above. If this is relevant to yourself then please get in touch to discuss further to ensure the request is possible.