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1959 Fender Stratocaster Wiring Harness 250k CTS .1uf White Phone Book Wax Cap
1959 Fender Stratocaster Wiring Harness 250k CTS .1uf White Phone Book Wax Cap

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Our Price: $75.00

Product Code: HARNESS-12

What is it?

Hand-wired 1959 style wiring harness upgrade for American or Mexican Fender Stratocasters

-This wiring set up features CTS dish back 250k vintage style potentiometers, a .1uf white phone book wax capacitor like what was used in Fender Stratocasters in 1959, a 3 way switch and vintage style pull back cloth wire.

-The .1uf white phone book wax capacitor 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. 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 a 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.

Hand wired with the highest quality parts and cleanest solder connections from a professional guitar tech.

-3 x vintage style Dish Back CTS 250k pots
-V/T/T (master volume, middle tone for the neck, bottom tone for middle pickup)
-.1UF white 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
-Oak Grigsby 3 Way
-Wiring diagram included

Smokey B is an experienced guitar tech who has worked with guitar and bass players from bands like The Foo Fighters, Guns N' Roses, Slash, Ozzy, 311, Weezer, and many more. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have about wiring options/mods. Custom orders are welcome!