Gibson & Epiphone ES-355 Vintage Style Wiring Harness
This pre-wired Gibson & Epiphone ES-355 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 ES-355 harnesses together. Everything is fully tested before being posted to you.
Read about our Vintage Wiring Harnesses here >. We use our ES-355 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).
Switchcraft Toggle Switch – Choice of switch knob colour is included, Amber, Cream or Chrome.
Switchcraft USA Jack Socket.
Capacitor x 2, Size 0.022uF / Sprague Orange Drop or PIO Oil in Paper.
Gavitt USA made Braided 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.
Position 2 – Bridge & Neck Pickup.
Position 3 – Neck Pickup.
Will this fit my guitar?
Our pre-wired ES-355 Wiring harness is wired to fit all ES-355 models including Gibson & Epiphone. 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 Switch to neck volume pot – 48mm.
Centre of neck volume pot to centre of neck tone pot – 65mm.
Centre of neck volume pot to bridge volume pot – 65mm.
Centre of bridge volume pot to bridge tone pot – 65mm.
Centre of neck tone pot to jack socket – 65mm.
Measurements can sometimes vary slightly on some ES-355 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 ES-355 Vintage Wiring Harness with a complete fitting guide and simple to follow wiring diagram included with your purchase. We also offer full support should you need it. There is a lot of doom and gloom regarding the Gibson & Epiphone ES-355 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 Gibson & Epiphone ES-355 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 Gibson & Epiphone ES-355, 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 Gibson & Epiphone ES-355, 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 Gibson & Epiphone ES-355 Vintage Wiring Harness is 48 hours.