This Telecaster wiring harness is based on the 5-way Bill Lawrence wiring schematic. The kit comes pre-assembled and professionally built by Atlantic Custom Guitars using all top-quality American made components.
This harness works with both single coils and humbuckers, however, if the neck pickup is a humbucker with one braided wire, this harness will NOT work. If you have a 4-wire humbucker it will work.
These are the highest quality Potentiometers that the CTS Corporation manufacture.
WD® Music Products developed these high-quality solid-shaft potentiometers with CTS® to offer you exceptional performance in electronics for your instrument. These are NOT the same CTS pots that other companies stock and sell. These are developed using 9% +/- tolerances and a value at 10% over the standard 250K rating (275K). This ensures you not only optimum performance but guarantees your potentiometers will always be at least the value stated unlike many others using 20% tolerances where you can be over spec but in most cases way under the specifications you need to ensure good tone from your pickups. They added brass components and a high-quality wiper versus what comes standard on most run of the mill pots to ensure long life, quality and consistent performance.
- 2 CTS 275K Premium Custom audio-taper Pots, solid brass shafts and bushings, 9% tolerance.
- 1 – .022mfd Orange Drop capacitor
- 1 – .01mfd Orange Drop capacitor
- 1 Switchcraft mono input jack
- 1 Original CRL 5-way USA Switch (Considered by most guitarists and guitar builders as the 1st choice for a Strats and Custom Teles)
- Gavitt premium Cloth-covered, vintage-style wire
This harness does NOT include the control plate. It is for display purposes only.
Position #1 Neck pickup (Front Position)
Position #2 Neck + Bridge in Parallel
Position #3 Bridge pickup
Position #4 Neck + Bridge in Parallel Half Out of Phase
Position #5 Neck pickup with 10% less low end than position #1
Please Note: If you are putting this harness in an imported Tele, you will probably need a USA spec Control Plate and USA spec Knobs.
USA Control Plates have a 3/8” hole for the pots whilst Metric Control Plates use 8mm (approx. 5/16”) holes. Also, the slot for the switch lever on a metric control plate is not long enough to accommodate a USA CRL or Oak Grigsby switch.
USA (CTS) pots have a 1/4” (6.3mm) solid shaft post whilst metric pots use 6mm post, so metric knobs won’t fit on CTS pots.