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Premium Wiring Kit for Telecaster

About This Item

Here's what you need for wiring those pickups into your Tele®! All the parts you'll need, plus a diagram to show you how.

The premium kit features cloth-covered push-back wire—the right wire for Fender and vintage-style guitar circuitry. The pots in this kit are upgraded to CTS brand for longer life and a smoother, more accurate response.

    Wiring Kit for Telecaster includes
  • Output jack
  • 250K CTS control pots (2)
  • Orange Drop Capacitors: 0.047uF and 0.001uF
  • CRL Lever Switch: 3-way with mounting screws
  • Switch knobs: black barrel and top-hat knobs included
  • Non-shielded cloth-insulated push-back circuit wire: 22 AWG, white, 12" long
  • Non-shielded cloth-insulated push-back circuit wire: 22 AWG, black, 24" long
  • Shielded braided push-back circuit wire: 22 AWG, 12" long
  • Wiring diagram
CTS control pot specifications
Shaft diameter 1/4" (6.35mm) solid shaft
(requires a set-screw knob)
Thread 3/8" x 32
Thread height 3/8" (9.52mm)
Required mounting hole diameter    3/8" (9.52mm)

Switch specifications
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)


Instructions

Product Instructions

3-way CRL Lever Switch

Installation and wiring diagrams for the 3-way CRL Lever Switch.

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5.0

Quality Parts

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I always turn to StewMac if I to be assured of getting quality replacement parts.

5.0

Excellent wiring kit

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Wiring kit arrived earlier than promised, excellent quality and an excellent upgrade for my tele

5.0

A great one stop shopping solution to upgrade a Tele.

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This kit upgraded a beautifully playing 1996 '62 CIJ Telecaster Custom. I've done this upgrade with the same parts twice before. This time, it was nice to just click one button from one vendor. This kit is a sonic upgrade to a Tele using lesser quality parts. The biggest difference is the individual note clarity when chording. There is simply less mud. Dynamics are also affected. Pick angle/attach differences are more clearly delineated. The guitar is now much closer to my ’52 Tele AVRI in this respect after the parts swap. The top end is opened up. It’s not brighter, but there is more clarity to the overtones that actually sweetens the sound. Lastly, the bass has more weight. Simply, the low E string has real meat.

A note to folks with CIJ/MIJ Teles: The CTS pots need a bigger hole than the stock CIJ control plate so you need to drill. Also, the stock dome knobs openings are too small for the CTS pots. Again you can drill this. Since I prefer to be able to return a guitar to stock, I bought the StewMac control plate and chrome dome top knobs to fit the replacement pots. The replacement pots are heavier than the stock Japanese knobs, so the controls now have a weighty, substantial feel. I think this is a must have for any Telecaster that isn't already equipped with the better parts.

5.0

Good quality kit

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I decided my Tele needed some new electronics. I was actually surprised at how much this kit dug my '92 MIM Tele out of the mud! Easy upgrade as long as you know how to solder.

5.0

Great Kit

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This is a great kit. I consider myself a novice when it comes to guitar electronics and when putting together a parts telecaster, I was unsure on what capacitors to use, etc. This kit made life much easier. I might have saved a couple $ buying components independently, but the time it saved me was well worth it.

5.0

Big difference

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This was a big upgrade to what was inside my Japanese Tele. I didn't install this myself. The guitar luthier (paul unkert nj) that installed the kit said that something didn't fit (with the Japenese parts) but was able to make it work using a drill. I not sure what it was exactly but he got it in there and my tele sounds excellent!

5.0

Order this with confidence!

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Fast delivery, reasonable prices and peace of mind knowing you're getting all the best components.

5.0

Sounds Great!

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Sounds great! Easy to follow instruction. I didn't read the pot specs. My fault. Requires a set-screw knob. Not a big deal. Will just have to buy knobs on my next order.

5.0

Great kit

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Excellent quality with clear instruction! Love it!

5.0

A great upgrade

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I wired this kit into my "Tele-style" along with the Golden Age Pickups. The sound is strong, very clean, and bang-on the real tone. I highly recommend this kit for anyone looking to do a proper Tele rebuild, you will not be disappointed with the quality. Incredibly happy I came to StewMac first.

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