REVERSED – Broadcaster with Blend Tele Style Wiring Harness – Hoagland Custom


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Hoagland Custom, located in sunny Fernandina Beach, Florida, has specialized in custom guitar wiring and pickup making for over 25 years…

& we love what we do!

This is the VERY FIRST Telecaster wiring offered by Fender! The 1st Telecaster (Broadkaster) was wired exactly like this!

This is a REVERSED wiring harness… that is, top-to-bottom, volume-tone-switch. The switch is at the BOTTOM of the wiring harness.The 1950 Broadcasters and (later) Telecasters had a few differences between them:  different shaped necks, slight differences in the bodies, the pickups were different (the bridge was slightly hotter than conventional Teles and the neck was underwound quite a bit for more clarity and less muddiness), and the wiring was different.

Here is a great article on the Broadcaster with Blend wiring on Premiere Guitar Magazine 

This Broadcaster with Blend wiring harness allows you to combine the neck pickup with the bridge pickup by blending in just as much neck pickup as you like.

HARDWARE:   (included are dress washers/nuts & switch mounting screws)

  • optional chrome control plate & mounting screws
  • optional nickel control plate & mounting screws
  • optional black control plate & mounting screws
  • optional gold control plate & mounting screws


  • Sprague “Orange Drop” poly capacitor, as standard & no additional cost
  • MojoTone Dijon Premium Foil/Film capacitor, $3 upgrade (From the manufacturer: “Mojotone Dijon capacitors are high quality foil/film capacitors made to our exact specification. We like to call them musical capacitors because of their good tone and transparency.”)
  • Mallory “Mustard” capacitor, $4 upgrade
  • Centralab “Royal Blue” mylar-in-oil capacitor, $13 upgrade
  • Vitamin T “Silver Barrel” paper-in-oil capacitor, $14 upgrade
  • Vitamin Q “Black Candy” paper-in-oil capacitor, $16 upgrade


  • P1 – Bridge pickup with active blender to allow neck pickup to be added
  • P2 – Neck pickup alone – blender does nothing
  • P3 – Neck pickup with .05mfd capacitor (very warm tone, blender does nothing)


  • CTS or Bourns Pro Series volume control, 250k value, audio taper
  • CTS blend control, 250k value, linear taper
  • Sprague “Orange Drop” poly capacitor, .047mfd value
  • 15k resistor, 1/2watt
  • this wiring harness is REVERSE-WIRED (volume at the top-tone-switch at the bottom)
  • 3-way lever style switch
  • Switchcraft mono output jack
  • Gavitt vintage style, cloth covered wire
  • easy-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. 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 .5 lbs
Dimensions 8 × 6 × 2 in

No control plate +$0, Chrome control plate +$18, Nickel control plate +$18, Black control plate +$24, Gold control plate +$28


Sprague "OD" poly cap +$0, Mojo Dijon poly cap +$3, Mallory "Mustard" cap +$4, Centralab "Royal Blue" mylar-in-oil cap +$13, Vitamin T "Silver Barrel" paper-in-oil cap +$14, Vitamin Q "Black Candy" paper-in-oil cap +$16