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1954-58 Fender Stratocaster Wiring Harness 250k CTS, Luxe .1uf Brown Phone Book Cap
1954-58 Fender Stratocaster Wiring Harness 250k CTS Luxe .1uf Brown Phone Book

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Our Price: $99.00

Product Code: HARNESS-11

What is it?

Hand-wired era accurate1954-58 style wiring harness upgrade for American or Mexican Fender Stratocasters. This is as close as it gets to the exact wiring used in the first Fender Stratocaster made in 1954.

-This wiring set up features CTS dish back 250k vintage style potentiometers, the Luxe reproduction .1mfd brown phone book wax capacitor, and U.S.A made CRL 3 way switch and vintage style pull back cloth wire.

-The Luxe .1mfd brown phone book wax capacitor is identical in appearance and performance to the original components used in the 1954 to 1958 Stratocaster and Precision Bass. These are brand new, made in the U.S.A. in the Luxe Radio workshop, to vintage specs. Each cap is hand wound on a 1932 Sprague Specialties Co. winding machine replica using exact vitage spec foil and paper film. They're hand soldered, hot vacuum impregnated with pure castor oil and pure beeswax and hand-wrapped. The .1mf affects a wider sweep on the the high and mid frequencies. When the tone is all the way up on 10 you will notice the sound is warmer with rounded off highs and more bass. When the tone is almost all the way rolled back it produces a dark, muffled fuzzy tone. The .1uf cap was originally used in old teles to try to emulate the tone of a bass guitar.

-Wired to vintage spec with a master volume, the middle tone controls the neck pickup and the bottom tone controls the middle pickup. Like the Strats from the 50's and 60's, there is no tone for the bridge pickup.

-The CTS dish back vintage style pots have a shorter threaded bushing designed for a Stratocaster pickguard. The backs of the pots have the 'dish back' indent like the pots used in the 50's and 60's.

-This has the CRL 3 way switch like the Strats in the 50's and 60's. Fender switched to the 5 way switch in the mid 70's. If you prefer a 5 way switch feel free to send me a message.

-3 x vintage style Dish Back CTS 250k pots
-V/T/T (master volume, middle tone for the neck, bottom tone for middle pickup)
-.1mfd Luxe brown phone book wax capacitor
-Vintage style pull back cloth wire (7 strand 22 gauge wire for the clearest signal path)
-Fender style Vintage Stratocaster Aluminum Shield
-CRL 3 Way USA Made
-Wiring diagram included

About Smokey B's

I am a guitar electronic specialist and tone enthusiast based in Oak Grove, Oregon. My custom wiring has been installed in over 10,000 guitars world wide. I was a lead tech and artist rep for many years with Seymour Duncan. I have helped guitar and bass players from bands like The Foo Fighters, Guns N' Roses, Slash, Ozzy, Joe Walsh, Weezer, 311 and many more in search for their perfect tone. More than anything else, I am a guitar exploring sound surfer. Always chasing the new. I feel honored to be able to do what I love and share it with so many. My main goal is to help you fall in love with your guitar again. I offer pre-wired set ups for most any guitar. Custom orders are welcome!