Golden Age Pre-wired Harness for Stratocaster

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Golden Age Pre-wired Harness for Stratocaster

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Golden Age Pre-wired Harness for Stratocaster

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Assembled and soldered in the USA using top components, including CRL 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: 5-way CRL lever switch, CTS pots, Orange Drop® caps, Switchcraft™ output jack and cloth push-back wire. Bonus: Black and white switch knobs included!

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 the jack and your pickup lead wires to the harness.

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

5-way CRL Switch Specs
Body cavity depth required 1-3/8" (34.93mm)
Mounting screw spacing 1-5/8" (41.28mm)
Lever stem .052" x .188" (1.32mm x 4.78mm)
Pickguard slot required 1/16" x 1-1/16" (1.59mm x 26.99mm)

CTS Control Pot Specs
Resistance 250K-ohm
Shaft diameter 0.235" (5.95mm) split shaft, fine knurling
Thread 3/8" x 32
Threaded portion height 3/8" (9.52mm)
Mounting hole diameter    3/8" (9.52mm)

Orange Drop Capacitor Specs
Value .047uF

Switchcraft Output Jack Specs
Accepts standard 1/4" plug Mono
Mounting hole diameter 3/8" (9.52mm)
Thread 3/8" x 32
Threaded portion height 1/4" (6.35mm)


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Very nice upgrade

(Customer's Reviews)

Really well made harness, the tones pots have a nice even sound when used and the action smooth.

-1 star for the lack ground wire to metal lug in body cavity had to solder an addtional ground from the neck tone pot and solder it to the small metal lug to get a proper grounding.


Drop-in and GO!

(Customer's Reviews)

My 2006 AM STD. Had upgraded pickups when I got it (used), but the tone knob was always pretty loose and then a few weeks ago the switch stopped working (go figure, the part that gets the most use....) I went for this over the basic kit because it is great components and I think my strat deserves the best, and it was pre-wired.

I dropped it in today and it was so easy. One small difference - the old switch had posts 2 and 3 connected with a jumper... I didn't change the way this rig was setup, but when I check out the guitar later (strings are stretching) I will see if there is a noticeable difference (I'm guessing it has something to do with phase or something?? )..

In less time that it took to replace the parts in my Epiphone LP (also from Stew Mac) I had my lovely American Strat back in action!


Great product

(Customer's Reviews)

I put this in my Hwy 1 strat. I have custom shop 54 pickups and kluson tuners on this guitar. The wiring harness and pots were the weak link. Sound is much better with more control of volume and tone controls. Easy to install. I also refinished the gutar years ago with Colortone spray cans, it came out great.

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