1950’s Vintage Style Les Paul Style Wiring Harness – w/”Bumblebee” Caps! High Quality & Handcrafted


You bring the talent. We’ll supply the kick ass wiring…      


Hoagland Custom, located in sunny Fernandina Beach, Florida, has specialized in custom guitar wiring and pickup making for almost 30 years…

& we love what we do!

This is a standard Les Paul harness. 2 volumes, 2 tones, wired to Gibson’s 1953 vintage spec.  It features the “Holy Grail” of capacitors – vintage style clone “Bumblebee” caps (they are reproductions & new).  It is “drop in ready”. That is, you only need to connect the pickups and ground wire… EASY!

Not everyone needs a new switch so they are available here as an option.

Technical information regarding this 1950’s style Les Paul harness:


  • Resistance – 500K
  • Taper – the pots are audio taper
  • Knob type – 24 spline shaft
  • Shaft diameter – 0.235″ (5.95mm)
  • Thread type – 3/8″-32
  • Threaded shaft length – 19mm / 3/4″ (long-shaft)
  • Required mounting hole diameter – 3/8″ (9.52mm)


  • Brand – Allparts
  • Model – “Bumble Bee”
  • Style – paper-in-oil
  • Value – .022mfd 400v


  • Brand – Switchcraft
  • Style – mono
  • Mounting hole diameter – 3/8″ (9.52mm)
  • Thread – 3/8″ x 32
  • Thread length – 1/4″ (6.35m)


  • INCLUDED – chrome dress nuts, washers
  • OPTIONAL – black or gold dress nuts & washers
  • OPTIONAL – “Pure Tone” premium mono output jack


  • P1 – Bridge pickup only
  • P2 – Neck & bridge pickups together, in-series
  • P3 – Neck pickup only


  • 4 – 500k CTS volume & tone controls, 500k value, long-shaft (19mm / 3/4″), audio taper
  • “Bumblebee” (reproductions) paper-in-oil capacitors, .022mfd 400v value
  • Switchcraft mono output jack
  • Gavitt vintage style, cloth covered wire
  • easy-to-follow wiring diagram
  • tech support phone & email
As not all buyers need to replace their switch, we offer Switchcraft switches (straight-short, straight-long, or 90°) and a Panasonic switch (short-shaft only) as options.
While all of our wiring solutions are built to be installed rather easily, we always recommend that you have a guitar professional at your local guitar shop install it for you. There are issues that sometimes come up during installation (grounding, etc.) and your local guitar tech is equipped to diagnose & handle those for you.
Contact Hoagland Custom with any questions regarding this wiring solution, our custom, handcrafted Hoagland Custom pickups, or any other guitar wiring solution that you might need.


Additional information

Weight .8 lbs
Dimensions 8 × 6 × 2 in

chrome (standard), black +$5, gold +$16


No switch +$0, Switchcraft short-shaft switch +$24, Switchcraft long-shaft switch +$24, Switchcraft 90° switch +$24, Panasonic short-shaft switch +$15