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Premium Wiring Kit for Gibson® Les Paul® Guitar

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Premium Wiring Kit for Gibson<sup>&reg;</sup> Les Paul<sup>&reg;</sup> Guitar Standard-shaft CTS pots and chrome Switchcraft switch

Standard-shaft CTS pots and chrome Switchcraft switch

Item # 2133
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$65.92

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Premium Wiring Kit for Gibson<sup>&reg;</sup> Les Paul<sup>&reg;</sup> Guitar Standard-shaft CTS pots shafts and gold Switchcraft switch

Standard-shaft CTS pots shafts and gold Switchcraft switch

Item # 2133-G
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$70.52

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Premium Wiring Kit for Gibson<sup>&reg;</sup> Les Paul<sup>&reg;</sup> Guitar Long-shaft CTS pots and chrome Switchcraft switch

Long-shaft CTS pots and chrome Switchcraft switch

Item # 2133-LS
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$79.42

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Premium Wiring Kit for Gibson<sup>&reg;</sup> Les Paul<sup>&reg;</sup> Guitar Long-shaft CTS pots and gold Switchcraft switch

Long-shaft CTS pots and gold Switchcraft switch

Item # 2133-LSG
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$83.42

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Premium Wiring Kit for Gibson® Les Paul® Guitar

About This Item

These kits make it easy to order premium components for wiring your Gibson® Les Paul® guitar or bass, or other 4-control / 2-pickup guitar with a 3-way switch.

Complete with wiring diagram, each kit features trusted components used for decades in Gibson® and other iconic American instruments.

    Premium Wiring Kits feature premium components like
  • Switchcraft toggle switch and jack
  • CTS potentiometers
  • Orange Drop capacitors
  • Push-back wire

Be sure your control knobs will fit: CTS pots in these kits have fine-knurled (24-spline) split shafts. Coarse-knurled knobs for imported Alpha pots won't fit. Need knobs? Check here.

Premium Wiring Kit for Gibson® Les Paul® includes:
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1 Switchcraft output jack
2 .022uF Orange Drop Caps
1 Switch knob (amber)
1 Switchcraft 3-way toggle switch: (choose chrome or gold)
Threaded portion 7/32" (5.56mm)
Required mounting hole dia. 1/2" (12.70mm)
Required body cavity depth 1-1/2" (38.10mm)
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)
Threaded portion, long shaft 3/4" (19.05mm)
Required mounting hole diameter    3/8" (9.52mm)
60" Braided-shield push-back guitar circuit wire, 22AWG inner conductor
12" Non-shielded push-back guitar circuit wire, 22AWG white
24" Non-shielded push-back guitar circuit wire, 22AWG black
Wiring diagram


Video

Instructions

Product Instructions

Switchcraft 3-way Toggle Switch

Installation and wiring instructions for the 3-way Toggle Switch.

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5.0

THE REAL STUFF!

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REWIRING A JAP LES PAUL-HANDY KIT HAS ALL THE SHIELDED LONG WIRES ON A LP COVERED-USA SWITCH AND JACK-ORANGE DROP CAPS-CAN'T WAIT TO FINISH WITH
STEW MAC HUMBUCKERS!

5.0

Great Kit

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I upgraded my epiphone LP pro with this kit. Great quality, excellent tone. No complaints. Get this!

4.0

Terrific Kit.

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This made an immense difference in my guitar sound. I have a 95 Korean built epiphone LP. I will say there are some sizing issues with the switch. The threaded portion is not long enough for installation and the opening for the switch in the guitar body was not large enough. Perhaps the short switch would work. I reused the old switch and it doesn't impact the sound enough to matter to a beginner like me. I followed the directions here (http://www.stewmac.com/How-To/Online_Resources/Learn_About_Guitar_Pickups_and_Electronics_and_Wiring/I_wired_this_guitar_but_it_didnt_work_Can_you_fix_it.html) . My experience was that the wire lengths were not long enough. Adding an inch to the pickup connections and 2 inches to the jack connection would have done the trick. Overall this was a great experience and I will probably rewire the guitar again to remove the splices once I get my new pickups and switch.

4.0

Well Worth It!

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Installed in a Joe Bonamassa LP. Huge jump in quality, especially in the pots and pickup switch. The wiring diagram was a little confusing (I'm no engineer) and working with the vintage style push back wire was frustrating at times, but I'm very satisfied with the results. If you're not a soldering wiz you may want to opt for a more standard (+ & -) wire rather than using the metal braid as a ground. Overall, major upgrade and worth the price tag.

5.0

Tone for days!!

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Installed this kit on my Epi LP Classic. Some minor fab work required to enlarge the holes for the pots, etc. Otherwise easy install, but you need to be comfortable working on things. If not, take it to a good tech. Tone is incredible with this kit (I paired it with Seymour vintage 59's). I did 50's wiring for vintage tone and function. Now my little Epi can turn heads like a Gibson.

5.0

Just what I was looking for!

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I recently rewired a made-in-China guitar with Golden Age P90s and this wiring kit. The components are excellent and fit perfectly. Plenty of wire and wiring diagrams. The guitar is greatly improved. I was especially pleased with the Golden Age modern P90 pickups!

4.0

True Gibson tone

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I purchased the premium wiring kit for my Les Paul Studio from Stewmac and I just got it installed by my guitar tech friend. I must say that the difference is massive. My guitar tone is punchier, brighter, more open and sustains till tomorrow. The removal of excess capacitance that came with the pre-wired Gibson PCB did a world of good. Just a few great components, simple 50s style wiring and it sounds great! I wish the kit had Emerson PIO caps instead of Orange Drops though. That's why I bought the the capacitors separately and installed them. I still have the Orange Drop caps and will use them on my other guitars. The Switchcraft jack and switch are solid, and there's always a reassuring 'click' whenever I plug in. Love it!

The picture there shows the old wiring on top and the new wiring below.

5.0

Very satisfied

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All parts high quality and the pot K ohms acceptable.

5.0

No better way

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If you individually selected the parts needed to rewire your LP with the best components, you still would end up with the contents of this kit. I would recommend purchasing a desk-mounted swing-arm magnifying lens with circular fluorescent lamp. This will greatly improve the accuracy of your soldering effort and give you a "cleaner" result. The lamp and quality wire stripper will make a world of difference to your work.

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Premium Wiring Kit

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I bought this for my Les Paul. Good choices for all the components in this wiring kit. Quality materials. Thank you Stewmac.

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