Epiphone Emperor Vintage Style Wiring Harness
This pre-wired Epiphone Emperor Vintage Style Wiring Harness is designed for replacing old electrics or upgrading the electronics of imported models or for use on DIY Kits. We take a massive amount of care and attention when putting our Epiphone Emperor harnesses together. Everything is fully tested before being posted to you.
Read about our Vintage Wiring Harnesses here >. We use our Emperor vintage wiring harnesses in our workshop for our clients guitar upgrades and also for our Axeify guitar upgrading services, read more here >
Premium 500k CTS Potentiometers x 4, short or long split shaft with vintage audio taper (fitted with additional nut for height adjustment on the long shaft pot).
Capacitor x 2, Size 0.022uF / Sprague Orange Drop or PIO Paper in Oil.
20AWG Tinned copper ground.
You are welcome to contact us with your custom requirements.
Long or Short Potentiometers? (Pots)
Normally the Short Pot is ideal for the Epiphone Emperor, but if you are unsure of the pot length required on your guitar, then please order the Long Pots as they will fit all models and can also be adjusted in length due to the extra nut fitted, where if you order the Short Pots they may not be long enough.
Short Pot threaded bushing height: 9.52mm.
Long Pot threaded bushing height: 19.05mm (supplied with 2 nuts for height adjustment).
Volume 1 – Bridge.
Volume 2 – Neck.
Tone 1 – Bridge.
Tone 2 – Neck.
Will this fit my guitar?
Our pre-wired Epiphone Emperor Vintage Wiring harness will fit all models. If installing into an imported model or a DIY guitar kit you will need to ensure the Potentiometer holes will take CTS pots (approx 10mm). This can be done using a round file or carefully with a 10mm drill.
Centre to centre measurements between components
Centre of neck volume pot to centre of neck tone pot – 90mm.
Centre of neck volume pot to bridge volume pot – 85mm.
Centre of bridge volume pot to bridge tone pot – 90mm.
Measurements can sometimes vary slightly on some Emperor Models, so we allow plenty of movement in wire lengths between components to allow for a comfortable fit. If your measurements are different from the above, please let us know and we will build your harness to your specifications.
Installation, Documents & Support
Please see our Support Page for wiring diagrams and fitting instructions.
We have made it as simple as possible to install your Epiphone Emperor Vintage Wiring Harness. We also offer full support should you need it. There is a lot of doom and gloom regarding the Epiphone Emperor wiring harness installation, this is very exaggerated. With a simple process it can be achieved quite easy. You won’t need any fancy tools or equipment to install a Epiphone Emperor wiring harness, just a small adjustable spanner/wrench, some wire or fishing line, a pair of long nose pliers or strong pointed tweezers, a soldering iron, and a bit of patience.
Useful Tip 1
I think it would be a good idea to mention at this point if you are thinking of changing your pickups on your Epiphone Emperor, this would be the time to do it, as changing pickups will involve the removal of the wiring harness, so best to do everything at the same time.
Useful Tip 2
Because of the construction of a Epiphone Emperor, you will be able to have everything soldered up to the harness and strings fitted to allow testing before the wiring harness goes into the body. Its a great time to test your pickup soldering to the Potentiometers.
We make everything to order and the turnaround time for a Epiphone Emperor Vintage Wiring Harness is 48 hours.