Limited Edition! Tele Wiring w/a Positions Mod for “Common Sense” 4-Way Series/Parallel Switch – Chrome Slanted Switch


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


Hoagland Custom, located in sunny Fernandina Beach, Florida, has specialized in high quality custom guitar wiring & pickup building for over 25 years…

& we love what we do!

This is a BEAUTIFUL, Limited Edition item!

If you think that the regular Tele 4-way switching positions are a little awkward…  you’ll LOVE this wiring harness!

Normal Tele 4-way switches have the following positions:

  • P1 – bridge pickup
  • P2 – bridge & neck pickups, in-parallel (normal Tele tones)
  • P3 – neck pickup
  • P4 – bridge & neck pickups, in-series (a 15% boost in power and much better tone)

For a lot of people, that’s kind of a strange & awkward order for switching. So, we’ve developed a more natural 4-way switching order with the bridge & neck combinations in P-2 & P-3.

We’ve developed this “Common Sense” 4-way switching order:

  • P1 – bridge pickup only
  • P2 – neck & bridge, in-parallel (normal Tele tone)
  • P3 – neck & bridge, in-series (a 15%boost in power and much better tone!)
  • P4 – neck pickup only

This Tele wiring harness will give you an additional switch position and a cool extra tone that your standard 3-way Tele does not have.

It is a 4-way “series/parallel switching Telecaster wiring harness BUT…

It has different switching positions than a normal Tele 4-way.
4 switching positions that make much more sense than the standard Tele 4-way.


  • chrome control plate w/slanted switch, mounting screws, dress washers & nuts


  • a top-of-the-line Vitamin Q “Black Candy” paper-in-oil tone capacitor


  • P1 – bridge pickup only
  • P2 – neck & bridge pickups, in-parallel (normal Tele tone)
  • P3 – neck & bridge, in-series (a 15% boost in power and much better tone!)
  • P4 – neck pickup only


  • 1 CTS volume control, 250k value, short-shaft, audio taper
  • 1 CTS tone control, 250k value, short-shaft, linear taper
  • chrome control plate w/slanted switch & mounting screws
  • chrome dome or flat Tele knobs
  • silver colored switch tip
  • Vitamin Q “Black Candy” paper-in-oil tone capacitor, .047mfd value
  • 4-way lever style switch
  • Switchcraft mono output jack
  • Gavitt vintage style, cloth covered wire
  • tech support phone & email

While all of our wiring solutions are built to be installed rather easily, every guitar is different. We always recommend that you have a professional guitar technician at your local guitar shop install it for you. They are experienced troubleshooters and are equipped to get the best from your setup!

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
Output Jack

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

Knobs (2)

Chrome dome knobs (2) +0, Chrome flat top Tele knobs (2) +$0