This wiring was used in the first Les Pauls until the end of the fifties. Below you can find a summary of the differences between 50's and Modern Wiring. The kit is suitable for humbuckers as well as P-90 pickups.
What's the difference between Gibson 50's vs. Modern Wiring?
If you want to completely replace the wiring of your Les Paul, we also have the matching prewired 3-Way Toggle Switch from Switchcraft on offer.
WHICH POTS AND WHICH SWITCH IS THE RIGHT ONE?
There are countless Les Paul models, and there are always more. In the different models different toggle switches and pots are used. All LP models with curved top until 1977 have short pots and a long toggle switch. For the most common models since 1977 we have compiled a small overview below. To mount the long switch in the Les Paul you also need a "Deep Round Nut". The Deep Round Nut extends the otherwise too short thread of the switch, and must be ordered separately.
Models since 1977 Switch Pots
Standard long long
Studio short long
Traditional long long
Custom long long
Special short short
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BECAUSE WE ARE ONLY SATISFIED WITH THE BEST.
All our prewired kits have matched pots and caps. This means that we measure all potentiometers and capacitors before installation, select them, and use them according to their values where they deliver the best possible result in combination with the pickups. This is important because original pots have tolerances of up to +-20%. In extreme cases, a 500k pot can have values of only 400k or up to 600k ohms. Not infrequently good pickups are replaced unnecessarily, because they sound muddy, weak or thin. In reality, however, the problem is often not due to bad pickups, but simply to inferior wiring, which mercilessly destroys the actually perfect sound.
We compared enormous quantities of capacitors in interaction with various pickups and thus determined the most suitable tone caps under real conditions. The capacitors are hand-selected HQ film capacitors with very low tolerance, very similar in design to the originals from the fifties. The vintage paper wax skin gives the caps an additional look. Our capacitors are so close to the originals of the 50's that nobody will hear a difference.
In all our kits only the best components from well-known manufacturers like CTS, Switchcraft, CRL or Oak Grigsby are used. All kits are carefully manufactured in small quantities and professionally handcrafted, and delivered to satisfied customers all over the world.