Pre-Wired Guitar wiring harness | Telecaster Custom | Right Handed

£99.99

Please use the tabs below to read through the information about this 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 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!

Model Description

Telecaster Customs & Deluxes are my personal favourite Telecaster variants. I love the larger pickguard shape, and the unique Wide Range Humbucker look and sound. This Telecaster Custom harness is simply designed to get the most out of the Wide Range/Single coil configuration, and is wired in a traditional Telecaster way using the best components I can source. I also offer a few options to refine it to your personal preference or spec of pickup the guitar may have. 

Please note, website example photo(s) may differ visually from the wiring kit you receive. This could be for a number of reasons but ultimately, don't be alarmed if you do spot differences between the stock photo and your supplied kit.

Product options

Which pot value do I need (neck position)?
You may be wondering why there are different pot specs to choose from, well this ultimately comes down to which pickups your Custom has, or what your personal preference and end tonal result is that you wish to achieve.
In the vintage Customs, they were equipped with CuNiFe Wide Range Humbucker neck pickup and these were usually paired with 1MEG pot specs. As the production eras progressed, this commonly transitioned into 500k pot specs from the factory. Some even sporting 250k pots too which I've seen in numerous MIM Customs. Ultimately, I feel a true Wide Range Humbucker design is at it's best with 1MEG pots, by design they're a very warm pickup so the 1MEG pots really help bring out the best in their frequency range and response. If you like the warmth from these pickups though you can embrace that with 500k pots. But also, many of the modern day recreations/reissues of these WRH pickups are sometimes a little closer to regular PAF humbuckers with WRH style covers on, which are actually designed for 500k pots. Not sure what your pickups are, then I would recommend referring to the manufacturer to clarify. But I offer the choice between 1MEG or 500k pots in my Telecaster Custom kit for the neck position to allow you to choose a spec that best suits the sound you're after or the pickup set you have. 
If you have a Deluxe that is equipped with regular, PAF style humbuckers or P90s perhaps, then I would say the 500k option is the way to go. The bridge position pot value is 250k as standard to best suit the single coil bridge pickup.

With or without Treble Bleed?
First up, what does it do? A Treble Bleed kit takes the 'high' treble tone frequencies out of the circuit at the volume pot, and puts them back in the circuit as the signal leaves the volume pot. This means the treble frequencies are prevented from naturally bleeding out of the circuit as your turn your volume pot down. The result is a smoothed out treble and a more uniform tone from 1 to 10. Reducing the treble drop out as the volume pot rolls off. Some guitar players wouldn't be without a treble bleed, and many have never used one on their guitars. Truth is, it is very much personal preference. If you like the idea of retaining treble as you roll your volume pot down, then a treble bleed is for you! As standard I use the .001uF & 120kOhm parallel wired treble bleed mod. 

Additional bridge ground wire?
I have added this option for those who are perhaps building a guitar from scratch like a partscaster for example. If this is you, then the pre-soldered length of ground wire may be useful as that will be used as your bridge or tailpiece ground. A 1ft length of wire will be attached. If you are fitting this wiring kit to an existing guitar as a replacement to the original wiring, then chances are your guitar already has a bridge ground wire and you can simply just keep and use your original wire. 

Fitting information

I have intended for my wiring harnesses to be as simple as possible to install to your Tele Custom, as well as writing in depth general fitting guides and a simple to follow wiring diagram. There are also multiple useful how-to guides regarding wiring work found HERE too. But in this section you'll find some important fitting notes that will hopefully help you assess whether the kit is suitable for your exact Tele Custom or what is required to allow it to fit correctly.

Will the pots fit my pickguard?
The components I use in my Signature Series wiring kits are for the most part, USA imperial specification. If you're fitting this harness to a far east built guitar such as a Squier or similar brand, then you may have to widen the holes in the pickguard to accommodate for these imperial measurement pots. Or alternatively, purchase a new pickguard that is already suited to the US spec components. The CTS pots have a mounting thread shaft diameter of 0.370" / 9.4mm so I recommend for ease of install a pickguard with a 0.394" / 10mm pot mounting hole.
The jack socket I use in this kit again is imperial specification/thread, the outer thread diameter measures 0.367" / 9.32mm and ideally requires a 0.394" / 10mm hole to comfortably mount.
The Switchcraft toggle switch has a mounting thread diameter of 0.462" / 11.75mm so ideally needs a 0.472" / 12mm hole to comfortably mount.

Centre to centre measurements between components are - 
Centre of switch to neck volume pot - 300mm
Centre of neck volume pot to neck tone pot - 53mm
Centre of bridge volume pot to bridge tone pot - 53mm
These measurements were taken from a Genuine Fender pickguard, but I do allow for 'give' in the wire lengths between components to allow for small differences so there is some wiggle room for installation, it's not a 'fixed' measurement by any means. If these measurements are massively different to your guitar, just let me know prior to ordering.

What control knobs will fit?
The CTS split shaft pots have split diameter of 0.234" / 5.95mm. You will need control knobs that suit these measurements and push-fit to the pot shaft. 
Do not attempt to force fit smaller, metric/import spec control knobs onto the imperial USA spec pots, doing this can damage the pot.
The CTS Solid shaft pots have a solid shaft diameter of 0.248" / 6.30mm. You will need control knobs that suit these measurements and secure to the pot via a grub screw on the control knob.

If you do require a US spec control knobs, I do carry a selection of popular options in stock and they can be viewed in the Control Knob category on the store.

Which switch tip will fit?
Much like with the control knobs, the Switchcraft switch used in this kit is USA spec, with imperial size and thread pitch. Therefore you need a switch tip which will fit a Imperial thread USA Switchcraft switch.

If you do require a US spec switch tip, I do carry a selection of popular options in stock and they can be viewed in the here on the store.

Specs/Parts included

Choice of
- x2 CTS '450' Series +/-10% Tolerance audio taper short shaft pots - 1MEG
- x2 CTS '450' Series +/-10% Tolerance audio taper short shaft pots - 500k

- 2x CTS '450' Series +/-10% Tolerance audio taper short shaft pots - 250k
- 1x Switchcraft 3 way short frame toggle switch
- 2x .022uF 'Yellow Mustard' type tone capacitor
- 1x Pure Tone multi contact jack socket (nickel finish)
- Gavitt USA made cloth covered 22AWG wire
- 20AWG Tinned copper ground
- Soldered using R-Tech Premium Lead-Free (Sn95.5Ag3.9Cu0.6) 22swg Solder wire 
RoHS Compliant
- For optional treble bleed - It will be a ceramic .001uF cap with a carbon film 120kOhm resistor parallel wired.

Please note - wiring kit does not include new control knobs/switch tip/control plate etc 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 (We recommend the 'Daddy Long Legs' Ground Bug for tighter Telecaster control cavities.

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 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 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!

Telecaster Customs & Deluxes are my personal favourite Telecaster variants. I love the larger pickguard shape, and the unique Wide Range Humbucker look and sound. This Telecaster Custom harness is simply designed to get the most out of the Wide Range/Single coil configuration, and is wired in a traditional Telecaster way using the best components I can source. I also offer a few options to refine it to your personal preference or spec of pickup the guitar may have. 

Please note, website example photo(s) may differ visually from the wiring kit you receive. This could be for a number of reasons but ultimately, don't be alarmed if you do spot differences between the stock photo and your supplied kit.

Which pot value do I need (neck position)?
You may be wondering why there are different pot specs to choose from, well this ultimately comes down to which pickups your Custom has, or what your personal preference and end tonal result is that you wish to achieve.
In the vintage Customs, they were equipped with CuNiFe Wide Range Humbucker neck pickup and these were usually paired with 1MEG pot specs. As the production eras progressed, this commonly transitioned into 500k pot specs from the factory. Some even sporting 250k pots too which I've seen in numerous MIM Customs. Ultimately, I feel a true Wide Range Humbucker design is at it's best with 1MEG pots, by design they're a very warm pickup so the 1MEG pots really help bring out the best in their frequency range and response. If you like the warmth from these pickups though you can embrace that with 500k pots. But also, many of the modern day recreations/reissues of these WRH pickups are sometimes a little closer to regular PAF humbuckers with WRH style covers on, which are actually designed for 500k pots. Not sure what your pickups are, then I would recommend referring to the manufacturer to clarify. But I offer the choice between 1MEG or 500k pots in my Telecaster Custom kit for the neck position to allow you to choose a spec that best suits the sound you're after or the pickup set you have. 
If you have a Deluxe that is equipped with regular, PAF style humbuckers or P90s perhaps, then I would say the 500k option is the way to go. The bridge position pot value is 250k as standard to best suit the single coil bridge pickup.

With or without Treble Bleed?
First up, what does it do? A Treble Bleed kit takes the 'high' treble tone frequencies out of the circuit at the volume pot, and puts them back in the circuit as the signal leaves the volume pot. This means the treble frequencies are prevented from naturally bleeding out of the circuit as your turn your volume pot down. The result is a smoothed out treble and a more uniform tone from 1 to 10. Reducing the treble drop out as the volume pot rolls off. Some guitar players wouldn't be without a treble bleed, and many have never used one on their guitars. Truth is, it is very much personal preference. If you like the idea of retaining treble as you roll your volume pot down, then a treble bleed is for you! As standard I use the .001uF & 120kOhm parallel wired treble bleed mod. 

Additional bridge ground wire?
I have added this option for those who are perhaps building a guitar from scratch like a partscaster for example. If this is you, then the pre-soldered length of ground wire may be useful as that will be used as your bridge or tailpiece ground. A 1ft length of wire will be attached. If you are fitting this wiring kit to an existing guitar as a replacement to the original wiring, then chances are your guitar already has a bridge ground wire and you can simply just keep and use your original wire. 

I have intended for my wiring harnesses to be as simple as possible to install to your Tele Custom, as well as writing in depth general fitting guides and a simple to follow wiring diagram. There are also multiple useful how-to guides regarding wiring work found HERE too. But in this section you'll find some important fitting notes that will hopefully help you assess whether the kit is suitable for your exact Tele Custom or what is required to allow it to fit correctly.

Will the pots fit my pickguard?
The components I use in my Signature Series wiring kits are for the most part, USA imperial specification. If you're fitting this harness to a far east built guitar such as a Squier or similar brand, then you may have to widen the holes in the pickguard to accommodate for these imperial measurement pots. Or alternatively, purchase a new pickguard that is already suited to the US spec components. The CTS pots have a mounting thread shaft diameter of 0.370" / 9.4mm so I recommend for ease of install a pickguard with a 0.394" / 10mm pot mounting hole.
The jack socket I use in this kit again is imperial specification/thread, the outer thread diameter measures 0.367" / 9.32mm and ideally requires a 0.394" / 10mm hole to comfortably mount.
The Switchcraft toggle switch has a mounting thread diameter of 0.462" / 11.75mm so ideally needs a 0.472" / 12mm hole to comfortably mount.

Centre to centre measurements between components are - 
Centre of switch to neck volume pot - 300mm
Centre of neck volume pot to neck tone pot - 53mm
Centre of bridge volume pot to bridge tone pot - 53mm
These measurements were taken from a Genuine Fender pickguard, but I do allow for 'give' in the wire lengths between components to allow for small differences so there is some wiggle room for installation, it's not a 'fixed' measurement by any means. If these measurements are massively different to your guitar, just let me know prior to ordering.

What control knobs will fit?
The CTS split shaft pots have split diameter of 0.234" / 5.95mm. You will need control knobs that suit these measurements and push-fit to the pot shaft. 
Do not attempt to force fit smaller, metric/import spec control knobs onto the imperial USA spec pots, doing this can damage the pot.
The CTS Solid shaft pots have a solid shaft diameter of 0.248" / 6.30mm. You will need control knobs that suit these measurements and secure to the pot via a grub screw on the control knob.

If you do require a US spec control knobs, I do carry a selection of popular options in stock and they can be viewed in the Control Knob category on the store.

Which switch tip will fit?
Much like with the control knobs, the Switchcraft switch used in this kit is USA spec, with imperial size and thread pitch. Therefore you need a switch tip which will fit a Imperial thread USA Switchcraft switch.

If you do require a US spec switch tip, I do carry a selection of popular options in stock and they can be viewed in the here on the store.

Choice of
- x2 CTS '450' Series +/-10% Tolerance audio taper short shaft pots - 1MEG
- x2 CTS '450' Series +/-10% Tolerance audio taper short shaft pots - 500k

- 2x CTS '450' Series +/-10% Tolerance audio taper short shaft pots - 250k
- 1x Switchcraft 3 way short frame toggle switch
- 2x .022uF 'Yellow Mustard' type tone capacitor
- 1x Pure Tone multi contact jack socket (nickel finish)
- Gavitt USA made cloth covered 22AWG wire
- 20AWG Tinned copper ground
- Soldered using R-Tech Premium Lead-Free (Sn95.5Ag3.9Cu0.6) 22swg Solder wire 
RoHS Compliant
- For optional treble bleed - It will be a ceramic .001uF cap with a carbon film 120kOhm resistor parallel wired.

Please note - wiring kit does not include new control knobs/switch tip/control plate etc 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 (We recommend the 'Daddy Long Legs' Ground Bug for tighter Telecaster control cavities.

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.