Pre-Wired Guitar wiring harness | Les Paul toggle switch kit

£34.99

Please use the tabs below to read through the information about this Solderless Pre-Wired harness kit. From a run down of what the kit does, to important fitting information and full specs.

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 toggle switch harness orders is around 2-3 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!

Model description

The toggle switches on a Les Paul take on some serious use and abuse over the years, becoming a little noisy or loose feeling meaning sometimes it's just best to replace them. If you're not too confident with a soldering iron, it can be a frustrating task. I've had these harnesses available as part of my Les Paul pot harness kits for many years, so have made them available separately here for those that solely want to replace the switch section.

They are each handwired by me, using quality and trusted components. A great solution to replacing your LPs 3 way toggle with minimal soldering required.

Product options

Switch type
I have opted to provide you with a choice of Switchcraft switch depending on which your Les Paul requires. This choice is between the traditional 'long frame' toggle, or the more modern 'short frame' toggle.
A traditional long frame toggle will only fit specific variants of Les Paul, as the cavity/body depth needs to accomodate the larger housing switch itself. Some models of Les Paul, for example the Les Paul Special, will not accomodate a long frame switch. The Switchcraft long frame toggle switch internally measures 38.5mm so needs a minimum switch cavity depth of 40mm. These switches also have a very shallow mounting thread length, and you'll likely see them on Les Pauls with an extended thread mounting nut also fitted. If you select the long frame switch, I will be supplying it with this additional mounting nut for you. 

A short frame version of Switchcrafts 3 way toggle I have found from experience fits within the toggle cavity of a LP much better, meaning wires aren't squished in there, and also the threaded part is much longer meaning you won't need an additional recessed nut to fit. You can use the spin on nut provided with the switch. This spec switch comfortably fits all varieties of Les Paul models.

Wire type
Depending on your intentions/preferences, I now offer the LP toggle switch harness wired 'traditionally' with outer braided wire, or with prepared braided wire alongside cloth covered wire and a separate ground to simplify the install process. Neither is superior to the other, it comes down to your preferences, what wiring style you have in the guitar already or perhaps your intentions for the re-wire.

Install info / Which wire is which?

To help make the install process easier, I use colour coded heat shrink and/or colour coded wires depending on the wire type chosen. So here is a list of which colour indicated wire connects where - 

Right handed guitars

Braided wire spec - Wiring diagram (showing 50s wiring also)
Wire with Red heat shrink on end - Goes to neck volume pot
Wire with Yellow heat shrink on end - Goes to bridge volume pot
Wire with Green heat shrink on end - Goes to jack socket

Individual wire spec Wiring diagram
Red heat shrink marked wire - Goes to neck volume pot
Yellow heat shrink marked wire - Goes to bridge volume pot
White heat shrink marked wire - Goes to jack socket 'hot/tip' lug
Black heat shrink marked wire - Goes to ground/pot casing
Black wire from jack socket - Goes to ground/pot casing

Left handed guitars

Braided wire spec - Wiring diagram (showing 50s wiring and LH taper pots also)
Wire with Red heat shrink on end - Goes to bridge volume pot
Wire with Yellow heat shrink on end - Goes to neck volume pot
Wire with Green heat shrink on end - Goes to jack socket

Individual wire spec - Wiring diagram
Red heat shrink marked wire - Goes to bridge volume pot
Yellow heat shrink marked wire - Goes to neck volume pot
White heat shrink marked wire - Goes to jack socket 'hot/tip' lug
Black heat shrink marked wire - Goes to ground/pot casing
Black wire from jack socket - Goes to ground/pot casing

Any further questions on wiring this switch, by all means drop me a message. Always here for any product support.

Parts used/included

Choice of:
- 1x Switchcraft short frame 3 way toggle switch
- 1x Switchcraft long frame 3 way toggle switch w/extended thread mount nut
- Pure Tone Multi contact jack socket included
- Choice of switch tip colour
- Gavitt USA 22AWG braided wire
- Soldered using R-Tech Premium Lead-Free (Sn95.5Ag3.9Cu0.6) 22swg Solder wire 
RoHS Compliant

HERE is my fitting tips and guide which is a must read for any pre-wired harnesses orders.

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

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. 

Please use the tabs below to read through the information about this Solderless Pre-Wired harness kit. From a run down of what the kit does, to important fitting information and full specs.

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 toggle switch harness orders is around 2-3 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 toggle switches on a Les Paul take on some serious use and abuse over the years, becoming a little noisy or loose feeling meaning sometimes it's just best to replace them. If you're not too confident with a soldering iron, it can be a frustrating task. I've had these harnesses available as part of my Les Paul pot harness kits for many years, so have made them available separately here for those that solely want to replace the switch section.

They are each handwired by me, using quality and trusted components. A great solution to replacing your LPs 3 way toggle with minimal soldering required.

Switch type
I have opted to provide you with a choice of Switchcraft switch depending on which your Les Paul requires. This choice is between the traditional 'long frame' toggle, or the more modern 'short frame' toggle.
A traditional long frame toggle will only fit specific variants of Les Paul, as the cavity/body depth needs to accomodate the larger housing switch itself. Some models of Les Paul, for example the Les Paul Special, will not accomodate a long frame switch. The Switchcraft long frame toggle switch internally measures 38.5mm so needs a minimum switch cavity depth of 40mm. These switches also have a very shallow mounting thread length, and you'll likely see them on Les Pauls with an extended thread mounting nut also fitted. If you select the long frame switch, I will be supplying it with this additional mounting nut for you. 

A short frame version of Switchcrafts 3 way toggle I have found from experience fits within the toggle cavity of a LP much better, meaning wires aren't squished in there, and also the threaded part is much longer meaning you won't need an additional recessed nut to fit. You can use the spin on nut provided with the switch. This spec switch comfortably fits all varieties of Les Paul models.

Wire type
Depending on your intentions/preferences, I now offer the LP toggle switch harness wired 'traditionally' with outer braided wire, or with prepared braided wire alongside cloth covered wire and a separate ground to simplify the install process. Neither is superior to the other, it comes down to your preferences, what wiring style you have in the guitar already or perhaps your intentions for the re-wire.

To help make the install process easier, I use colour coded heat shrink and/or colour coded wires depending on the wire type chosen. So here is a list of which colour indicated wire connects where - 

Right handed guitars

Braided wire spec - Wiring diagram (showing 50s wiring also)
Wire with Red heat shrink on end - Goes to neck volume pot
Wire with Yellow heat shrink on end - Goes to bridge volume pot
Wire with Green heat shrink on end - Goes to jack socket

Individual wire spec Wiring diagram
Red heat shrink marked wire - Goes to neck volume pot
Yellow heat shrink marked wire - Goes to bridge volume pot
White heat shrink marked wire - Goes to jack socket 'hot/tip' lug
Black heat shrink marked wire - Goes to ground/pot casing
Black wire from jack socket - Goes to ground/pot casing

Left handed guitars

Braided wire spec - Wiring diagram (showing 50s wiring and LH taper pots also)
Wire with Red heat shrink on end - Goes to bridge volume pot
Wire with Yellow heat shrink on end - Goes to neck volume pot
Wire with Green heat shrink on end - Goes to jack socket

Individual wire spec - Wiring diagram
Red heat shrink marked wire - Goes to bridge volume pot
Yellow heat shrink marked wire - Goes to neck volume pot
White heat shrink marked wire - Goes to jack socket 'hot/tip' lug
Black heat shrink marked wire - Goes to ground/pot casing
Black wire from jack socket - Goes to ground/pot casing

Any further questions on wiring this switch, by all means drop me a message. Always here for any product support.

Choice of:
- 1x Switchcraft short frame 3 way toggle switch
- 1x Switchcraft long frame 3 way toggle switch w/extended thread mount nut
- Pure Tone Multi contact jack socket included
- Choice of switch tip colour
- Gavitt USA 22AWG braided wire
- Soldered using R-Tech Premium Lead-Free (Sn95.5Ag3.9Cu0.6) 22swg Solder wire 
RoHS Compliant

HERE is my fitting tips and guide which is a must read for any pre-wired harnesses orders.

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

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.