Premium Wiring Kit for Telecaster with 4-way Switch

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Premium Wiring Kit for Telecaster with 4-way Switch

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Premium Wiring Kit for Telecaster with 4-way Switch

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Complete kit for wiring a Tele with a fourth "fat tone" switch position.

This special kit features an Oak Grigsby 4-way switch: the extra position combines the bridge and neck pickups in series for a fatter tone. You get all the parts you'll need to wire your pickups into your Tele®, plus a diagram to show you how.

Premium components include cloth-covered push-back wire—the right stuff for Fender and vintage-style guitar circuitry. CTS pots give longer life and smooth, accurate response.

    The kit incudes:
  • Switchcraft output jack
  • 250K CTS solid-shaft control pots (2)
  • Orange Drop® capacitors: .047uF and .001uF
  • Oak Grigsby 4-way lever switch with mounting screws
  • Switch knobs: black barrel and top-hat
  • Non-shielded cloth-insulated push-back wire: 22 AWG white, 12" long
  • Non-shielded cloth-insulated push-back wire: 22 AWG black, 24" long
  • Braided-shield push-back wire: 22AWG, 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)

Oak Grigsby switch specifications
Body cavity depth required 1-7/16" (36.51mm)
Mounting screw spacing 1-5/8" (41.28mm)
Lever stem .050" x .190" (1.27mm x 4.82mm)
Pickguard slot required
(for the lever)
1/16" x 1-1/16" (1.59mm x 26.99mm)


Product Instructions

Oak Grigsby 4-way 2-pole Lever Switch Instructions

Installation and wiring diagram for the Oak Grigsby 4-Way 2-pole Lever Switch.

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Great retrofit kit

(Customer's Reviews)

I installed this kit as part of a pick-up swap on a MIC Squire Tele. This is a considerable improvement over the MIC POS components. I am neither a luthier nor an electronics tech... just a guy with average mechanical aptitude. The installation was straight forward and progressed as described in the instructions. All in; A little more than a hundred bucks (this kit, pick-ups, new jack mount and strings) and this guitar sounds very good. And the four way switch offers a sound spectrum you cannot find on any $120 Squire.

One note, if working on a Squire, the old chrome knobs will not fit on these potentiometers- you will need to buy the 1/4" Knobs for an American Telecaster.


Great kit...

(Customer's Reviews)

I have used Stew-Mac's standard Tele wiring kit over the years with no issues. Decided to change my Tele with the Fender Texas-Specials in it over to a 4-switch design to get the at 'series' tone in the 4th slot....this kit does the trick! Easy to follow instructions/diagram is supplied. Quality components (even though the pot I used for the tone was defective from the factory - replaced at "NO CHARGE" by the folks at Stew-Mac) that I honestly say helped make the TS Tele pickups come alive! Highly, highly recommend it!


Another Great StewMac Product

(Customer's Reviews)

I'd built a tele from a kit and the included electronics (pickups and controls) were of poor quality and sounded awful. This kit has made a world of difference.

I was a bit overwhelmed when I first realized what I'd gotten myself into, but as usual with StewMac they provide excellent instructions and quality materials. There are cheaper alternatives out there, but StewMac has always been worth it in my experience.

A tip, pull up the online guide and print out the wiring diagram full page - it's much easier to read enlarged.


Really well put together kit

(Customer's Reviews)

My 3 way switch and volume pot were getting funky on my early 2000's Texas Special pu'd Tele. This kit was straight forward and fairly easy to install. Guitar sounds great. That extra position is a nice change of pace on the already versatile Tele sound.


Quality Components = Quality Sound

(Customer's Reviews)

I started out with the intention of just upgrading the pick-ups on my Fender American Deluxe Telecaster.
Original equipment included a three-way switch with a push button volume knob. I never really liked that set-up. Once I opened up the control cavity and took a look at the OEM pots and switch, I knew they had to go. These kit contains quality components that you would hope to find on your guitar. I love this set-up and find it much more flexible than the push button arrangement.
I highly recommend it.


good quality parts

(Customer's Reviews)

replaced korean parts in a '53 tele repro. these are just much better quality components. orange drop caps, good pots and 4way switch. good wire included, really everything you need is in this kit


Upgrade from standard kit

(Customer's Reviews)

Replaced a standard kit I installed in 2011 with this premium kit, sonically smoother and far superior. Grounding the bridge pickup with the new connections is a bit of a problem and requires some trial and error work. Recommend the Stew-Mac video on Fender upgrades.


Excellent upgrade

(Customer's Reviews)

My little MIK Squier 50th Anniversary Tele never sounded so awesome. It's a top loader and was always really bright, which I liked, but with this new switch position and the upgraded components, she really rocks now. Thanks Stewmac.


Great product....easy to install.

(Customer's Reviews)

Put this on my American Tele with a set of Fender Noiseless. Works GREAT! But may need to modify the control plate if you're using an import or squire .


This in not a " drop in " mod

(Customer's Reviews)

Very disappointed to learn today that my guitar tech had to do the following mods in order to get this " supposed " Tele kit to fit into my Tele. Just recvd that news from him so I haven't yet had the opportunity to hear to sonic results of this " Premium " wiring Kit.
Here is what he had to do : The switch and pots didn't fit the control plate ( had to be enlarged ) and the knobs had to drilled out to fit the pot shafts.

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