Fender Stratocaster Vintage Style Wiring Harness with 5-way Switch
To fit 3 x (SSS) single coil pickup models (traditional)
This pre-wired Fender Stratocaster Vintage Wiring Harness with 5 Way Switch 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 Fender Stratocaster harnesses together. Everything is fully tested before being posted to you.
Read about our Vintage Wiring Harnesses here >. We use our Stratocaster vintage wiring harnesses in our workshop for our clients guitar upgrades and also for our Axeify guitar upgrading services, read more here >
Premium 250k CTS Potentiometers x 3, split shaft with Vintage Audio Taper.
CRL vintage USA 5 way lever switch.
Switchcraft Jack Socket.
Capacitor / Sprague Orange Drop or PIO Paper in Oil, Size 0.022uF or 0.047uF.
Gavitt USA made cloth covered 22AWG wire.
Tinned-copper “buss” ground wire.
You are welcome to contact us with your custom requirements.
Treble Bleed Option
A Treble Bleed takes the high treble tone frequencies out of the circuit at the volume pot and puts them back in the circuit as the signal leaves the volume pot. The result is a smoothed out treble and a more uniform tone from 1 to 10. Reducing the treble drop out as the volume pot rolls off. If you like the idea of retaining treble as you roll your volume pot down, then a treble bleed is for you.
Master Volume control.
Tone 1 – Neck pickup adjustment only.
Tone 2 – Middle pickup adjustment.
Position 1 – Bridge pickup with volume adjustment only.
Position 2 – Bridge pickup with middle pickup in parallel with volume and tone adjustment.
Position 3 – Middle pickup with volume and tone adjustment.
Position 4 – Middle pickup with neck pickup in parallel with volume and tone adjustment.
Position 5 – Neck pickup with volume and tone adjustment.
Will this fit my guitar?
Our pre-wired Fender Stratocaster Wiring vintage harness is wired to fit genuine Fender USA or Mexican control plates. If installing into an imported model or a DIY guitar kit you will need to ensure the Potentiometer holes on the Pickguard 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 volume pot – 48mm.
Centre of volume pot to centre of tone pot 1 – 45mm.
Centre of tone pot 1 to tone pot 2 – 45mm.
These measurements were taken from a USA / Mexican Fender Stratocaster pickguard.
Installation, Documents & Support
Please see our Support Page for wiring diagrams and fitting instructions.
The Stratocaster wiring harness is one of the more simple harnesses to fit with 9 wires to solder, 3 x ground and 3 hot wires from the pickups and 1 ground and 1 hot going to the jack and the ground wire from the bridge. All ground wires go to the back of the Volume Potentiometer and the pickup hot wires go to the 3 in a line, unused lugs on the 5 way switch. There is sometimes an additional ground wire from the body which you will need to solder to the back of the Volume Potentiometer. We have made it as simple as possible to install your Fender Stratocaster Vintage Wiring Harness with 5 Way Switch. We offer full after support should you need it.
We make everything to order and the turnaround time for a Fender Stratocaster Vintage Wiring Harness with 5 Way Switch is 48 hours.