Gibson & Epiphone Les Paul 1950’s “Bumble Bee” Vintage Style Wiring Harness Complete Kit
This Les Paul Harness is wired to the vintage 1950’s wiring schematic.
This pre-wired Gibson & Epiphone Les Paul “Bumble Bee” Vintage Style Wiring Harness Complete Kit is perfect for replacing old electrics or upgrading the electronics of imported models or copies and for re-wiring jobs. We take a massive amount of care and attention when putting our Gibson & Epiphone Les Paul Vintage harnesses together. Everything is fully tested before being posted to you.
Read about our Vintage Wiring Harnesses here >. We use our Les Paul vintage wiring harnesses in our workshop for our clients guitar upgrades and also for our Axeify guitar upgrading services, read more here >
Choose Between a Matched Pair or Woman Tone Bumble Bee Capacitors
Each cap is hand wound on a 1932 Sprague Specialties Co. Winding Machine replica using exact vintage spec foil and paper film. They’re hand soldered, hand cast in oven-proof thermoplastic, hot vacuum impregnated with pure castor oil and hand-painted. 9 years in development, these are brand new, made in the U.S.A. in the Luxe Radio workshop, to Vintage Specs. These parts are fresh from the time machine and authentic inside and out.
1956-1960 Matched Pair of Luxe Oil-Filled .022mF Bumble Bee Capacitors.
Woman Tone Capacitor Kit Oil-Filled .022mF & .015mF Bumble Bee Capacitors – The Woman Tone Mod using a 0.015 value capacitor in the neck position gives a very balanced response and more gentle tone roll off making it much easier to dial in that Woman Tone.
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).
Switchcraft USA 3 Way Toggle Switch Short Frame – Choice of switch cap colour is included, Amber, Cream or Black.
Switchcraft USA Jack Socket.
Gavitt USA made Braided wire.
Tinned-copper “buss” ground wire.
You are welcome to contact us with your custom requirements.
Volume 1 – Bridge.
Volume 2 – Neck.
Tone 1 – Bridge.
Tone 2 – Neck.
Position 1 – Bridge Pickup.knob
Position 2 – Bridge & Neck Pickup.
Position 3 – Neck Pickup.
Will this fit my guitar?
Our pre-wired Les Paul Wiring Vintage Harness is wired to fit genuine all Gibson & Epiphone 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 and neck tone pot – 63mm
Centre of neck volume pot and bridge volume pot – 50mm
Centre of neck tone pot and bridge tone pot – 50mm
Centre of bridge volume pot and bridge tone pot – 61mm
Measurements can sometimes vary slightly on some Les Paul 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 Gibson & Epiphone Les Paul 1950’s “Bumble Bee” Vintage Wiring Harness (Complete Kit). We offer full support should you need it.
We make everything to order and the turnaround time for a Gibson & Epiphone Les Paul 1950’s “Bumble Bee” Vintage Wiring Harness (Complete Kit) is 3 to 4 days.