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Guitar Wiring Diagrams

 50s style les paul wiring

Currently working on a new DIY guitar project? Or are you a little stumped and cautious when it comes to wiring a guitar and operating a soldering iron? A lot of guitarists baulk at the idea of wiring their own guitar mainly due to fear of damaging the guitar or making a mess of the components inside. Fear not. Practice makes perfect.

Our aim is to make it as easy as possibe for you and to give you the confidence to dive in. Here you'll find a selection of guitar wiring diagrams covering some of the most popular wiring setups in electric guitars ranging from the classic to the more exotic, from the stock factory wiring to popular wiring mods for the Les Paul, Stratocaster and Telecaster amongst others.

They are incredibly easy to read and were designed with beginners in mind. They are all in colour and provide a list of what components you need as well as what goes where! The components used are available for purchase in our guitar electronics section. There are also a few walk through video installation guides for our most popular kits and products including some common guitar wiring mods to help you make the most of your guitar. If you play bass, we have bass guitar wiring diagrams too.

Wiring Resources

Humbucker Colour Code Charts



Stratocaster with Blender Pot (read our guide to wiring the blend control mod)

5-Way Stratocaster (read our step by step guide to wiring a Strat)

Gilmour Wiring Mod (7 Way Strat)

50s Style Stratocaster (50s Tone Pot Wiring)

HSS Strat Wiring (Humbucker, Single Coil, Single Coil)

HSH Strat Wiring

HSH (1 volume, 1 tone)

Stratocaster with 1 Master Volume and Master Tone

3-Way Stratocaster

7-Way Stratocaster

9-Way Stratocaster

5 way Strat (neck + bridge pickup)

Quarter Blend Strat Mod

Strat 5 Way Switch Wiring

Strat Bridge Pickup Tone Control Wiring



3-Way Telecaster (read our guide to Telecaster wiring)

4-Way Telecaster (read our guide to wiring a 4 way Telecaster)

5-Way Telecaster

5 Tone Tele Super Switch

Nashville Tele Wiring (2 pole super switch)

HH Telecaster

Reverse Control Plate Telecaster Wiring

Esquire Eldred Mod Wiring

Volume/Tone Bypass - Telecaster

1969 Telecaster Thinline

'72 Telecaster Deluxe

Wiring in Series (with push pull pot)

1 Single Coil, 1 Volume, 1 Tone

Telecaster 3 Way Switch Wiring

Telecaster 4 Way Switch Wiring

HS Telecaster Wiring (Humbucker/Single Coil)

Broadcaster Wiring


Les Paul/SG

50s Les Paul Wiring (Refer to our guide on wiring a Les Paul)

Modern Les Paul Wiring

Jimmy Page Les Paul

Les Paul Out Of Phase Wiring

3 Humbucker Les Paul

Coil Split Les Paul (modern wiring)

Coil Split Les Paul (tone push pull pots)

Coil Split Les Paul (50s wiring)

Switchcraft Toggle Switch Wiring (Read our step by step guide on how to wire a Switchcraft toggle switch)

Les Paul/SG Junior (refer to our guide on wiring a Les Paul Junior)

Les Paul Junior (Coil Split)

Les Paul Junior (Series/Parallel)

SG Wiring Diagram

ES-335 Wiring Diagram

Les Paul Series Parallel Wiring

Les Paul Special II wiring



PRS (1 volume, 1 tone, 3 way toggle switch)



Jazz Bass (read our step by step guide on wiring a Jazz Bass.)

Jazz Bass Wiring - Series/Parallel

Precision Bass

Guitar Mods

Treble Bleed Mod

CTS Push Pull Pot Wiring

Using Resistors


Original Manufacturer Wiring Diagrams (external links)

Free-Way Switch Wiring Diagrams

PRS Wiring Diagrams

DiMarzio Wiring Diagrams

Schaller Pickups Wiring Diagrams

Bare Knuckle Pickups Wiring Diagrams

Seymour Duncan Wiring Diagrams

Gretsch Wiring Diagrams


Video guides, soldering, theory

Step-By-Step Guides

Wiring kit installation tutorials

Wiring Diagrams

Easy to follow diagrams

Knowledgeable Staff

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