Standard Wiring Kit for Telecaster

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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.

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Standard Wiring Kit for Telecaster

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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 standard kit is an economical choice for any wiring job. It has standard PVC-insulated wire and Alpha pots.

Standard Wiring Kit for Telecaster includes

  • Output jack
  • 250K Alpha control pots (2)
  • Ceramic capacitors: .047uF and .001uF
  • CRL Lever Switch: 3-way with mounting screws
  • Switch knobs: black barrel and top-hat knobs included
  • Non-shielded PVC-insulated circuit wire: 22 AWG, white, 12" long
  • Non-shielded PVC-insulated circuit wire: 22 AWG, black, 24" long
  • Shielded guitar circuit wire: 26 AWG black, 12" long
  • Wiring diagram

Alpha control pot specifications
Shaft diameter 6mm split shaft, coarse knurling
Thread   M8 x 0.75
Threaded portion height   3/8" (9.52mm)
Required mounting hole diameter   5/16" (7.94mm)

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)

Product Instructions

3-way CRL Lever Switch

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

Ratings & Reviews

Standard Wiring Kit for Telecaster

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Great parts but.....

By Just love gtr stuff from Coral Springs, Fl
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, September 07, 2012

This is for a parts-caster project that started with an empty Tele body. As I said, great parts. The pots are smooth and quiet, the switch is top notch and the output jack is solid. However, I think you could do a little better than 26AWG shielded cable. When I tried to strip the inner conductor the entire wire pulled out of the braided shield! I upgraded to a 26 AWG shielded instrument cable and it was much easier to work with. The Tele sounds and plays great with no hum. With such great parts, why cheap out on the wiring?

Telecaster pots

By gib pickins from dale indiana
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, May 20, 2012

I had a friend put a set of your basic pots and wiring for a telecaster (volume,tone) along with the wiring into a generic telecaster copy guitar.He used the included grownd wire which was bigger than the origina.Without changing the original pickups(which are generic, usual tele pickups). This guitar sounds like it never did before. The pickups are closer in balance and the tone is great If there was a testament to using good pots this was it. Unbelievable. Thanks.

TrFs bonne surprise

By d.vandenberghe from France
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, December 21, 2011

En effet j'adore refaire les guitares, les rTgler, les bichonner etc.. et quand j'ai vu le kit , je me suis dit je vais essayer pour voir. J'ai TtT trFs surpris par la qualitT de la livraison mais aussi et surtout de la qualitT des matTriaux. En effet j'ai redTcouvert ma tTlTcaster, maintenant tout est impeccable pour le son. Merci a vous.


By Greghc48 from Oak Ridge, NC
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, December 13, 2011

After completing the wiring and installation in a telecaster build, I experienced some heavy static discharge and "pops" when I touched the bridge, strings, etc. There was some slight pickup noise - but not unexpected nor bad. I checked grounds and other connections along with amp connection with a known good guitar, and didn't see the problem with other guitar. I've pulled the wiring package from the guitar, and ordered a prewired unit from another vendor. Was disappointed..... as I've used other Stewmac packages and components with no issues. I do like getting my parts from them.

not great

By Bumble from Atlanta,Ga.
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, July 21, 2011

Switch and jack very good, pots and caps I bought somewhere else

Great Quality, Shy on Quantity

By T-Rich Guitar Restoration from Billerica MA
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, May 06, 2011

Don,t get me wrong the quality of the pots, switch, and jack is great. The kit comes with all good parts. However the wire... only enough to complete about half the job. I have tried several times to use the wire scarcely and just can not complete a wiring job with the only wire supplied. You will probably half to get more wire.

Best Option for Me

By Harry Bendtsen from Albuquerque, NM
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, October 07, 2010

I have a '78 Hofner (Strat Body) that needed an upgrade. One of the pots was wobbly and both were functioning poorly. After reviewing what was available, the Tele Wiring Kit fit my needs best. Since I had single coil pickups I wanted to use the 250K pots from this kit. Also, I did not use the 3way switch as mine was a 4way with chicken head knob. The included wiring diagram got me pointed in the right direction and was very helpful. I also made a close examination of everything under the pickguard before any dis-assembly. If it was more complex, I would have drawn a schematic to be sure I knew where everything belonged. Once I got everything in place, I placed the pickguard into the body cavity but did not screw it down. I had to test it now and was quite nervous at this point. In the long run, everything worked as it should have. I am quite pleased with the results, no static or dropouts and a smooth action in both knobs. Thanks for having enough variety in your wiring kits to allow me to do this upgrade.

Good price!

By clarmo from Dalecarlia, Sweden.
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, September 27, 2010

A good kit for standard setup. The wiring sheet is handy, with wiring options. Well worth the money!

Painless Wiring

By kwtguitars13 from Pontiac,IL
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, September 09, 2010

I Love Stew-Mac wiring kits, will continue to use these in the future. I used this kit on my latest build, a custom tele for my church band. Combined with the high end pickups The pots and switch make it sound great.

Works good

By A. Scott from Tulsa OK
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, September 02, 2010

Well it went right in and I have had no problems so far. The parts seem to be of good quality and the pots and switch have a good feel to them.

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