Pre-Wired Guitar wiring harness | Jaguar kit | Right Handed
I usually make harnesses to order, due to the variety of spec options that could be chosen across the whole range. The turnaround time for a harness orders is around 3 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!
The Jaguar, released in 1962 and packed with innovative features remains an incredibly special guitar that has provided players with a creative tool ever since.
Although many guitarists pigeon hole it along with the Jazzmaster due to the unique offset shape, vibrato system and quirky controls, they are quite different beasts and I do think it's pickups and wiring circuit that play a big part in that.
Although it does share a rhythm circuit design similar to that of the older Jazzmaster sibling, where it's only the neck pickup activated and a volume and tone pot system controlled via side mounted 'roller' pots. The lead circuit however differs quite a bit, with on/off switches for each pickup (not dissimilar to the Mustang), as well as an extra 'high-pass filter' switch, or 'strangle' switch as it's often called. This particular harness is a recreation of the traditional schematic, meant for direct replacement, or for a vintage spec build. I have spec'd it with the same component values as the originals would have had to be true to traditions and I hope this provides Home of Tone customers with a solid replacement, upgrade or project wiring kit to help with their traditional Jaguars. My kit does come with a treble bleed mod as standard, I personally feel this spec helps with volume pot response through the sweep. If you wouldn't like the treble bleed fitted though, just let me know and I can certainly make it without one for you.
Due to the body routing, and more importantly, wire channels found in traditional Jaguar bodies, I cannot provide this as a complete drop in harness, I instead have to supply it in three sections. As a result, I have decided to offer those individually, if for example you only need to replace one section for repair etc. Or you can purchase all three sections as a complete kit, which would then have the final connections made in situ upon install.
I have intended for my wiring harnesses to be as simple as possible to install to your Jaguar 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.
For reference, the CTS pots I use in this harness have a shaft diameter of 9.52mm, which most control plates are drilled to 10mm to accommodate this measurement.
You may also require new control knobs to fit the CTS pot 'spline' diameters.
I offer an option of either split shaft pots, or with brass solid shaft conversion sleeves for this harness depending on the style of control knobs you intend to use. The Solid shaft converted pots have a measurement of 6.35mm and the split shaft have a measurement of 5.95mm(adjustable) 24 spline.
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.
Due to how the Jaguar body is routed, this harness comes supplied in three sections, the upper Rhythm circuit section, and the lower switch section, and the lead circuit pots section. The wires need feeding through the bodies wire channel then soldering the final connections when in situ. This is shown in the wiring diagram and wires are clearly marked by their colour coding to help further with this.
- CTS '450' Series +/-10% Tolerance short shaft, Split shaft pots - 1MEG Split Shaft (If you do require solid shaft pots, I off the option for additional solid shaft conversion sleeves. I recommend this because the standard series, 1MEG Solid shaft pots aren't as good quality than the premium 450 series pots I chose for this kit. Downside is they're only available as split shaft, so simply recommend conversion sleeves should you need/want solid shaft.
- .01uF 'Yellow Mustard' type tone capacitor in rhythm and lead circuit
- Switchcraft 2 position slide switches x4
- 56kohm Resistor
- .003nF ceramic disc capacitor for strangle switch
- Alpha Mini 1MEG and 50k pots for rhythm circuit
- New Rhythm Circuit bracket and roller wheel control knobs
- .001uF & 120kOhm parallel wired Treble bleed mod
- Gavitt USA made cloth covered 22AWG wire
- 20AWG Tinned copper ground
- Pure Tone multi contact jack socket
- Soldered using Rapid 22SWG lead-free solder