REVERSE-WIRED – Tele Wiring Harness w/a Positions Mod 4-Way “Series/Parallel” Switch – for a HB neck & SC bridge


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 over 25 years…

& we love what we do!

First – this is a REVERSE-WIRED Tele wiring harness… That is, the switch is on the bottom and the volume is on the top.

NOW… If you think that the regular Tele 4-way switching positions are a little weird…  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 order. 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 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 REVERSED 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 more sense than the standard Tele 4-way.

HARDWARE:   (included at no additional charge are dress nuts & washers and switch mounting screws)

  • optional chrome control plate & mounting screws
  • optional chrome “slanted switch” control plate & mounting screws
  • optional black control plate & mounting screws
  • optional gold control plate & mounting screws
  • optional nickel control plate & mounting screws
  • optional “Pure Tone” premium output jack


  • Sprague “Orange Drop” poly tone capacitor, as standard & no additional cost
  • MojoTone Dijon Premium Foil/Film tone 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 great tone and transparency.”)
  • Mallory “Mustard” tone capacitor, $4 upgrade
  • Centralab “Royal Blue” mylar-in-oil tone capacitor, $13 upgrade
  • Vitamin T “Silver Barrel” paper-in-oil tone capacitor, $14 upgrade
  • Vitamin Q “Black Candy” premium paper-in-oil capacitor, $16 upgrade


  • 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 or Bourns Pro Series volume control, 500k value, short-shaft, audio taper
  • 1 CTS or Bourns Pro Series tone control, 250k value, short-shaft, linear taper
  • Sprague “Orange Drop” poly capacitor, .047mfd value
  • 4-way lever style switch w/positions modification
  • 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

No control plate +$0, Chrome control plate +$18, Black control plate +$24, Gold control plate +$28, Nickel control plate +$18, Chrome "slanted switch" control plate +$21, Gold slanted switch control plate +$39, Black slanted switch control plate +$33


Sprague "OD" poly cap (standard), 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

Output Jack

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