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Golden Age Pre-wired Harness for Gibson® Les Paul® with Push-pull Pots

Golden Age Pre-wired Harness for Gibson® Les Paul® with Push-pull Pots

With standard-shaft CTS pots

Item # 2038
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$127.73

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With long-shaft CTS pots

Item # 2039
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$136.35

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Golden Age Pre-wired Harness for Gibson® Les Paul® with Push-pull Pots

About This Item

Make your Gibson® Les Paul® more versatile! Our pre-wired harness with push-pull pots splits the coils of humbuckers for single-coil operation. For humbucking pickups with series link access (3 wire, 5 wire, etc).

Golden Age harnesses are assembled and soldered in the USA using top components, including Switchcraft 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: CTS pots, Orange Drop® caps, Switchcraft™ toggle switch and output jack and cloth push-back wire.

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.

Some simple soldering is needed to connect the switch and jack after you've threaded the wires through the guitar channels. Pickup lead wires will also need to be soldered to the harness.

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

Switchcraft Toggle Switch Specs
Body cavity depth 1-1/2" (38.10mm)
Mounting hole diameter 1/2" (12.70mm)
Thread height 7/32" (5.56mm)

CTS Control Pot Specs
Resistance 500K-ohm
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)
Required cavity depth 1-3/16" (30.16mm)

Orange Drop Capacitor Specs
Value .022uF Code 223K

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


CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 WARNING
WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.


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5.0

Great Components

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Verified Buyer


Upgraded my 2020 Epi Les Paul Modern with this kit and could not be more pleased. I am a novice at electronics and soldering and could have benefited from more detail and clarification from the instructions provided, but the support from Stewmac Customer Service was both prompted exceptional.

5.0

Quality Parts and Easy Setup

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Verified Buyer


This is the second of these pre-wired upgrade kits I've bought from Stewmac. (The other was for an SG a couple years back.) This time I decided to not only ditch the PCB from a 2019 Gibson Les Paul studio, I also decided to swap the stock Gibson pickups for Suhr Doug Aldrich pickups. I've used the DA pickups on three Les Pauls already, but this would be the first time to use the 50s wiring scheme.

Everything in the Stewmac kit fit perfectly, of course. I had a little trouble getting the ground wire from the switch to solder to the output jack ground, but with patience (and a little profanity, 'natch!) I got it done. The pots are solid and the pull-up tone pots work perfectly to split the pickup coils. The 50s wiring does what it should do, in that there is no loss of highs when dropping the volume. I've tried a bunch of caps over the years, and orange drops are my favorite.

Buy with confidence, friends!

5.0

Exactly what was promised

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Verified Buyer


Pots are smooth, solder is solid and shining, instructions are clear. I would recommend it to anyone wanting to split coils.

5.0

Golden Age Pre-wired Harness for Gibson® Les Paul® with Push-pull Pots a perfect match

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Verified Buyer


Golden Age Pre-wired Harness for Gibson® Les Paul® with Push-pull Pots were the perfect match for my 1968 Les Paul I just equipped with the Golden Age Humbuckers.
Everything installed easily and the sound was just what I hoped for.

4.0

Not to easy peasy if your a novice

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Verified Buyer


I replaced the electronics in a Chipson. This is a great option if you have some experience in wiring. I had a few issues with the braided outer sleeve and how to get it to solder to the back of the pots. The wire that goes to the jack was not long enough. It would help to have a more detailed photo inclusive diagram instead of what comes with it. I did find a better YouTube video that helped. Also for me being new to doing this type of work, a StewMac tutorial on the basics of soldering and technique would have been great for me. All that said once I got it all together and played the guitar. It was great. Little to no hum or noise. And the price is good.

5.0

Great sound and quality parts make this a great kit

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Verified Buyer


Bought to upgrade a 2014 Epiphone LP that sounded like a dollar store guitar. I bought a set of 2017 Gibson Burstbuckers and this to go with it.

These use quality materials and wire up easily. The pots feel smooth when turning them with just the right resistance. Made with brass shafts instead of steel or aluminum.

Totally pleased with the kit.

5.0

First Time Made Easier

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Verified Buyer


I purchased this kit to convert a Les Paul Studio, but I found out after it arrived that I needed the long shaft kit. OOPS! No worries, as I also had a Korean built Samick Artist Series that was in serious need of an upgrade. After shielding all of the control cavities with StewMac Conductive Shielding Paint, I installed this kit along with a fresh set of S.D. Hotrodded Humbuckers. The install was not just a drop-in, as I had some clearance issues with the switch and the output jack. VERY impressed with the results, however, and the pre-wired kit saved me a lot of headaches for a first time conversion.

5.0

Great product

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Verified Buyer


This dropped right into my 2017 les Paul tribute without any problems, big time saver. Great high quality parts and very good sound. I would definitely use this wiring harness again.

5.0

Cost Effective. Great parts.

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Verified Buyer


Ordering this was a much more efficient use of my repair time than starting from scratch. I've wired enough Les Pauls in my life. =]
Orange drop caps, CTS pots, great new switch for coil tap.... I'll use these again for sure.

5.0

Perfect

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Verified Buyer


Made installation an infinitely easier drop-in project with minimal soldering. For the minor up-charge, I'll never buy a loose kit again.

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