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1961-68 Fender Stratocaster Wiring 250k CTS Luxe .1mfd Red Dime Ceramic Disc, CRL 3 Way
1961-68 Fender Stratocaster Wiring 250k CTS Luxe .1mfd Red Dime Ceramic Disc, CRL 3 Way

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Product Code: STRAT-1961-68


What is it?

Hand-wired 1961-68 era accurate Fender Stratocaster wiring harness upgrade for American or Mexican Fender Stratocasters. This is as close as it gets to a 61-68 Stratocaster wiring replica.

-This wiring set up features CTS Dish Back 250k Vintage style potentiometers, a .1mfd Luxe Red Dime ceramic disc capacitor like what was used in Fender Stratocasters through most of the 60's, a U.S.A. made CRL 3-way switch and vintage style pull back cloth wire. Like the Strats from the 60's, the bridge pickup has no tone control.

-The Luxe .1mfd red dime ceremic disc capacitor is identical in appearance and performance to the original components used in a wide variety of Fender guitars and basses from 1961-1968. These caps are genuine NOS 1960's USA made parts, tested and +/- 20% with in specs. The original logos are carefully removed from these caps and replaced with vintage correct markings. Includes historically accurate coated cloth sleeving, as pictured. The .1mfd 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 a little warmer with slightly rounded off highs. When the tone is almost all the way rolled back it produces a warm, creamy tone. The .1mfd 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 vintage style pots have a shorter threaded bushing designed for a stratocaster pickguard. The backs of the pots have the 'dish back' indent like many of the pots used in the 50's and 60's.

-This has the U.S.A. made 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.

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)

-U.S.A. made CRL 3-Way Switch

-.1mfd Luxe Red Dime Ceramic Disc capacitor

-Vintage style pull back cloth wire (7 strand 22 gauge wire for the clearest signal path)

-Fender style Vintage Stratocaster Aluminum Shield

-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 the 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!