Gibson & Epiphone Les Paul “Bumble Bee” Vintage Wiring Harness


We build your Gibson & Epiphone Les Paul “Bumble Bee” Vintage Style Wiring Harness to order using the very best fully tested electrical components.

Includes wiring diagram & installation guide.

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Gibson & Epiphone Les Paul “Bumble Bee” Vintage Style Wiring Harness

This pre-wired Gibson & Epiphone Les Paul “Bumble Bee” 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 Gibson & Epiphone Les Paul 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.


CTS Premium 500k TVT Pots x 4, 9% Tolerance – Available in short or long split shaft with vintage audio taper.
(fitted with additional nut for height adjustment on the long shaft pot) Our CTS “True Vintage Taper” Audio Taper (log) pots feature:

  • “True Vintage Taper” with a more correct vintage original curve.
  • Improved solder properties of the back cover.
  • Bakelite base plate.
  • Lower turning torque for an easier smoother more responsive control.
  • Tolerance of less than 10%.
  • Solid Brass thread and shaft.
  • Complete with nut and washers. (2 nuts on the Long Shaft Option)

20AWG Tinned copper ground

Volume 1 – Bridge
Volume 2 – Neck
Tone 1 – Bridge
Tone 2 – Neck

Will this fit my guitar?
Our pre-wired Les Paul Wiring Vintage harness is wired to fit genuine 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
We have made it as simple as possible to install your Gibson & Epiphone Les Paul “Bumble Bee” Vintage Wiring Harness with a fitting guide and simple to follow wiring diagram included with your purchase. We also offer full support should you need it.

Order Times
We make everything to order and the turnaround time for a Gibson & Epiphone Les Paul “Bumble Bee” Vintage Wiring Harness is 48 hours.

Also Available
You may want to add a Jack socket and a Pre-Wired 3 Way Toggle Switch to complete the Harness

Gibson / Epiphone Les Paul "Bumble Bee" Vintage Wiring Harness

Gibson & Epiphone Les Paul “Bumble Bee” Vintage Wiring Harness

Gibson / Epiphone Les Paul “Bumble Bee” Vintage Wiring Harness

Additional information

Pot Shaft Length

Short Shaft `, Long Shaft

Bumble Bee Type

Matched Pair, Woman Tone