This is a Vintage style, Premium ES-335 Pre-Wired Harness for Gibsons, it also fits most Epiphones and 335 style Imports.
This is a great upgrade for any ES-335, Epi Dot or 335 import guitar. You will hear the difference!
PLEASE NOTE: 335’s can have slight variations in layout, so please check the layout (Last image) and compare the measurements. We do give you a little wiggle room, but it’s not a lot. If your spacing is larger or different than the measurements on our image above, there is a good chance that it won't fit. For shipping purposes, the wiring harness is mounted to a brown card assembly template and is the correct alignment for your Gibson ES-335.
All the components used in this harness are all top of the line with tight tolerances.
CTS Pots:- Are 550k with less than 5% tolerance. These custom pots have long life wipers and a very smooth wide sweep, they do not drop off like standard CTS pots.
Switchcraft 3-way toggle switch:- Short frame with long thread for through body applications. The go to switch for most high-end guitars because they are the best.
Pure Tone Jack:- The patented Pure Tone jack contains dual tension grounds and dual positive tips for optimal signal and lowest possible noise. 100% greater surface area at all contact points creates a more stable connection; as a result, high and low frequencies are greatly improved creating a much more balanced sound while eliminating frequency spikes. No more noise crackle caused by pressure grounds!
Gavitt Braided Wire:- Our improved version of braided shield wire, similar to the type used by Gibson® guitars, but pre-tinned for ease of use. #22 AWG 7/30 with tinned overcoat (pre-tinned). Braided with a layer of white Celanese followed by a layer of black cotton and finally waxed and braided overall with #36 AWG (3 end) tinned copper. All our other single cloth covered wire is also manufactured by Gavitt.
This kit uses short shaft pots. If your 335 is an import, your 4 pot holes and jack will need to be opened out to 3/8” Also, if you are using metric knobs, you will need to purchase U.S. spec knobs with 24 spline. (Metric knobs are 18 spline and WILL NOT fit CTS Pots)
This a pre-wired kit. The pots, caps, jack, and 3-way toggle are pre-soldered for you (vintage 50's style). All that you need to do, is solder your pickups, and bridge ground wire and that’s it. After shipping, I will send you a link to my online wiring diagrams.
I build these harnesses to order; bench test it by hooking it up to a test guitar in my workshop (See images 5 & 6) and when I ship it, I guarantee it working 100%. Usually, I ship within 48 to 72 hours.
PLEASE NOTE:- If you are not comfortable or experienced with the installation of this harness into a semi hollow or hollow body, we highly recommend taking it to an experienced guitar technician.