Sometimes the simple things are also the best things. That’s the attitude that we’ve taken with Monty’s 3-way telecaster wiring harness; there really is nothing too complicated going on here, just premium components and first-rate craftsmanship, all employed to turn the simple into the simply sublime.
The only slight tweak that we do like to make is our 50's wiring mod. This changes the wiring of the tone cap to resemble that used in a 50's Les Paul. In turn, this affects the interaction between the volume and tone pots, keeping the guitar brighter as you roll down the volume. We always recommend 50's wiring, but the option for standard Telecaster wiring is available. It's also worth noting that 50's wiring makes a treble bleed largely redundant, so we don't normally recommend pairing the two. But hey, the option's there if you want it!
This wiring harnesses is handmade by us using the highest quality components; 250K audio taper CTS pots, an Oak Grigsby 3-way switch, a 0.022uf Russian NOS paper-in-oil tone cap, vintage correct pushback wire and a Switchcraft jack. Basically, all the good stuff.
The parts are all American imperial sized so may not automatically fit on import instruments with metric sized parts without a little modification. If you are unsure, please contact us in advance and we will advise what needs to be done.
This harness is available in both right-handed and left-handed configurations, and with or without a treble bleed.
Please note that whilst we ship this loom in the black forbon plate shown in the product picture, it is advisable that you transfer it into a traditional metal control plate before installing it. The forbon plate should fit your guitar (and it does look pretty cool), but it will be significantly less robust than its metallic sibling.