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Here I'm prewiring the electrical harness for Mousa 003. Being a hollowbody without an access panel, the controls all go in through the treble side f hole. To keep everything tidy, I prewire the harness as much as possible on a template. This keeps the leads cleanly routed. I don't want to look in through the f-hole and see a rat's nest (I see shoddy hollowbody wiring all the time - it looks like shit). Now that the harness is ready, I can connect the pickup leads to the mini toggle switches, zip tie the wires and install it into the guitar.
The controls are master volume, master tone (both Bourns sealed 500k pots), Switchcraft 3 way toggle, mini toggle for neck series / split / parallel and another mini toggle for phase selection when both Lollar Imperial humbuckers pickups are on. The tone cap is an Emerson Custom 0.022µf paper in oil. Vintage style cloth wiring ties everything together.
Check out the video below from the daily vlog for the assembly of this harness.
The second of two Warmoth Strat's in for assembly. This one also has a roasted maple neck (though with an ebony fingerboard) but was routed for no pickguard and humbuckers (Seymour Duncan Alnico Pro II). The guitar needed the electronics to be installed and wired up. A request of the player was to thin down the bridge's plastic humbucker mounting ring to lower it's profile. The Sperzel locking tuners required the blind pins to be drilled before installation. Similar to the player's other Warmoth Strat, the saddle set screws were swapped out to account for a higher neck angle.
Here's one of two Warmoth Strats a customer brought in for assembly. Check out the unfinished roasted maple neck! This one was partially assembled with the pickguard (wired up with Bill Lawrence L280 / L290 pickups) and locking tuners pre-installed. I mounted the output jack, double checked the wiring and set up the guitar with D'Addario XL 10s. I also had to swap out the saddle set screws for longer ones to account for a high neck angle. The original set screws were only a thread or two away from maxing out. I could have adjusted the neck angle but the shim would have been on the visible end of the neckpocket.
Troubleshoot wiring :: 2004 Fender Telecaster [8.2 lbs]
The player was experiencing some microphonic feedback on the neck pickup so he removed and wax potted the pickup. Upon reassembly he had some wiring gremlins and needed the guitar for an upcoming gig, so he brought it by for me to troubleshoot. I rewired a couple components, remounted the electrosocket output jack and setup the guitar. Gig ready!