Esquire’s Famous “Mike Eldred” Mod Wiring Harness – w/4-Way Switching – for a 1 SC Pickup Telecaster – Mallory “Mustard” Cap


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 Esquire “Mike Eldred” mod wiring solution is made with premium quality parts… CTS, Bourns, Switchcraft, Sprague.

This is for a 1 single coil Tele and it features 4-way switching rather than the standard “Eldred Mod” 3-way & gives you an added function!

This is a rock solid wiring solution for your Esquire. Get rid of the electronics in your guitar that aren’t helping your tone and load your Tele up with a “Made In The USA” (everything but the capacitor) wiring harness that is built like a tank! Very easy to install.
The Eldred wiring is named after Mike Eldred, who directs the Fender Custom Shop. Mike came up with this wiring for his personal Esquire and it was an instant success. 


  • Silver nuts, washers, output jack, & switch mounting screws
  • Optional – Black & gold nuts, washers, output jacks, & switch mounting screws are also available
  • Optional – “Pure Tone” premium quality output jack


  • Mallory “Mustard” poly capacitor (.047mfd value) & 1 .0047mfd value audio film cap


Position #1 –  Your pickup straight through to the output jack with no load from the pots

Position #2 –  Volume control with no tone control – no load from the tone pot

Position #3 –  Standard volume & tone control

Position #4 –  Volume control with the added “Eldred Mod” cap


  • CTS or Bourns Pro Series volume control, 250k value, audio taper
  • CTS or Bourns Pro Series tone control, 250k value, linear taper
  • Mallory “Mustard” poly capacitor, .047mfd value
  • Audio film capacitor, .0047mfd value
  • High quality 4-way lever style switch
  • Switchcraft mono output jack
  • Gavitt vintage style, cloth covered wire
  • east to follow wiring diagram
  • tech support phone & email

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.

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 .5 lbs
Dimensions 8 × 6 × 2 in

Silver nuts, washers, output jack, & switch mounting screws +$0, Black nuts, washers, output jack, & switch mounting screws +$10, Gold nuts, washers, output jack, & switch mounting screws +$10

Output Jack

Switchcraft output jack, standard +$0, "Pure Tone premium output jack +$6

Player Orientation

Right-handed +$0, Left-handed +$10

Wiring Orientation

Standard-wired +$0, Reverse-wired +$10

Treble Bleed Mod

Yes, please! +$5, No, thanks… +$0