Golden Age Pre-wired Harness for Gibson® SG®

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Golden Age Pre-wired Harness for Gibson® SG®

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Golden Age Pre-wired Harness for Gibson® SG®

About This Item

Assembled and soldered in the USA using top components, including Switchcraft switches and CTS pots for the best sound. Ready to drop into your guitar!

    Worth every penny!
  • Premium hand-wired for drop-in retrofit
  • Upgrade your old wiring
  • Save work and save time on new builds

Soldered in our Athens, Ohio shop
We professionally hand-soldered these harnesses using the best brand-name components for long life and great sound: CTS pots, Orange Drop® caps, Switchcraft™ toggle switch and output jack and cloth push-back wire.

Tested and 100% Guaranteed
Each Golden Age harness comes to you mounted on a reusable plywood template, which is a tool in itself: save it for future wiring jobs. The template holds the components correctly so the finished harness fits neatly into the guitar's wiring cavity. You simply solder your pickup lead wires to the harness.

Got questions? Call or email us. A friendly gearhead will be happy to help!

Qty Specs
1 Switchcraft long-thread output jack
2 .022uF Orange Drop Caps
1 Switch knob (amber)
1 Switchcraft 3-way right-angle switch
Switch length 2" (50.80mm)
Threaded portion 3/16" (4.76mm)
Required mounting hole dia. 1/2" (12.70mm)
Required body cavity depth 13/16" (20.64mm)
Requires at least 1-3/4" (44.45mm) from the center of the mounting hole to the edge of the control cavity for wiring clearance.
4 CTS 500K-ohm control pots
Shaft diameter 0.235" (5.95mm)
split shaft, fine knurling
Thread 3/8" x 32
Threaded portion 3/8" (9.52mm)
Required mounting hole diameter    3/8" (9.52mm)

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A timesaver

(Customer's Reviews)

Very nice timesaver. 16 bucks more than the parts themselves. Saves me lots of soldering time. Highly recommended. I rather be playing guitar than spending time messing with them!!!


Nicely made

(Customer's Reviews)

I managed to break the shaft on the bridge tone pot on my 2007 Gibson SG-61 reissue when I smacked the knob on the edge of a table. I had intended to buy just the one replacement pot but when I started looking around the site for parts I decided to give this pre-made harness a go. The parts quality and build quality are both very good and the unit fit the SG perfectly. The sound quality seems like it may be a bit of an improvement - the guitar came with handwired full-size pots so the only obvious difference is the caps (the original ones were ceramic). It seems to be a bit clearer when rolling back the volumes or backing off on the tone controls. I had already tried changing the SG over to the "50's Les Paul" type wiring before I installed the Golden Age kit. So to sum up it fits perfectly and really seems to suit the '57 Classic pickups my SG came with.


Don't waste your time or money on this

(Customer's Reviews)

I just installed my wiring harness today... Don't be fooled by people saying that it just drops in and installs like a breeze. Also, do not think it is going to make a stock Gibson SG sound any different.

I installed it on a 2017 Gibson SG Standard today. What a waste of time, money and effort.

First of all, it did not even fit properly into the cavity, and I ended up having to use a pair of fingernail clippers to trim a small amount of the plastic edge off 2 of the pots to get it to fit. So far so good.

Next, the directions are totally inadequate and describe a pickup with 2 wires. Unfortunately, Gibson humbuckers have 4 wires, so I called them and asked what to do.

The response was the Red wire is the hot wire, the Black wire and bare wire go to the ground, and the Green and White wires get taped off. Unfortunately, they didn't mention that I need to CONNECT the white and green wires before taping them off. So when I was done installing it, and tested it out, there was NO SOUND.... Gotta love that.

So then after cooling off for a while, and looking up a wiring diagram on the internet, I found out that I had to connect the white and green wire. Thank you Stew Mac...

SO i resoldered everything again. I plugged it in, and it sounds exactly the same.

Don't waste your money unless you have some crappy Epiphone model, because it isnt going to sound any better.

It actually sounds week and out of phase in the middle position now, but I am too pissed off to make a third attempt. I followed the directions down to the letter, and it sounds like crap.

I am going to end up taking it to a guitar tech, and spending a ton of money, when I could have just kept it stock.

Thanks again Stew Mac.

Response from StewMac

We are sorry to hear this item did not meet your expectations. Please contact us for information on getting a refund or replacement. Our Tech Department would be happy to help troubleshoot any product issues you have. - Spencer, Customer Support



(Customer's Reviews)

Easy replacement.
Great tones


Used for Epiphone SG Replacement

(Customer's Reviews)

Was replacing my Epiphone SG Pickups with Seymour Duncan Humbuckers and wanted to replace all the wiring and pots. The wiring harness and switch seemed to be of good quality although I did crack one of the unused ports on the tone pot :(.

Be aware the holes in the Epiphone do NOT match the width of the harness. I did have to enlarge them with a drill which really wasn't a problem. Everything JUST FITS. Not a whole lot of room but was able to get it all in there.

I look the orange caps. Everything sounds good, low noise...


Nice harness

(Customer's Reviews)

Got it to replace the PCB assembly my 2015 SG special. This plus some Golden Age hot humbuckers got it to a much better sound with very little effort. The pre-wired kit is beautifully assembled, dropped right in, and saved me a bunch of time soldering and sourcing materials. Worth the price.


A really great way to get there...

(Customer's Reviews)

I bought this wiring harness to compliment Seymour Duncan Antiquity P90's. Installed in a 62 SG Special I found. The only thing I ran into was that the pots wouldn't quite fit the guitar rout and had to be filed down to fit without stressing the wiring. After installation, the beauty of the P90's was apparent. Good volume and tone control with these pots. No scratchy noise, and great response.
If you are rewiring your can't go wrong with this set up.
Thank you StewMac....I'll be back for more.....


Brought my SG to life!

(Customer's Reviews)

I have a newer SG Standard with circuit board controls with 300k pots. I thought she sounded a bit sterile so I did some research online and purchased the Golden Age Harness. It fit perfect, the craftmanship is spot on and it really brought my guitar to life! More open,airy and more bite.Installation was easy and as long as you can do a little soldering it's well worth the investment!


Perfect upgrade

(Customer's Reviews)

The SG harness is very well made neat soldering. As it went into my Epi SG the fit was not 100% had to enlarge the holes for the pots jack and switch, and it was a really tight fit to get it in the control cavity. The result is outstanding!!! Sounds great!


Fantastic Sound and easy Installation

(Customer's Reviews)

I purchased a 2014 Gibson SGJ with the intent to upgrade the pickups. Stock are OK, but it wasn't doing it, so I ordered some Pearly Gates. When I opened up the control plate I saw a printed circuit board with tiny resistors and 250k pots. I was in a hurry and swapped the connectors to the new pickup leads, plugged in and... yuk! It sounded HORRIBLE!!

I knew the next solution was a hand-wired 500k set-up. That's when I came across this product. It seemed like it had all of the right components, and the price was great.

It arrived with ultra-perfect solder, and install was easy (NOTE- Follow the wire pairing from the pick up instructions but the install from the controls).

HOLY COW!! My $450 SG sounds like the best ones I've played. I bought this guitar purely as a kick-around, but it sounds good enough to record with.


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