Helper in wiring a 335 style guitar

Discussion in 'Luthier's Guitar & Bass Technical Discussion' started by rpavich, Dec 13, 2005.

  1. rpavich

    rpavich Member

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    I just finished with wiring 2 ES335 guitars; one had the "extra hole" at the bridge pup and the other did not...

    AFTER I was done I came up with something that would really help in putting all of the guts back in and avoiding the "dental floss" trick that doesn't work that well...

    Take a plastic cutting mat as thin as possible and cut it like the picture below using your existing holes in your guitar as a guide...

    then, plug the parts into the holes and solder away....when you're done...put the whole thing back into the guitar; plastic and all...you can roll it up and put it right in the hole I think...

    the plastic keeps the wires from tangleing and lines the pots up with the holes...

    I ended up using cardboard and it worked great; I even mounted my pups for testing on it...and could turn the knobs from the opposite side for testing...

    But being so thick...I had to remove before final install....

    What do you think?

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  2. daddyo

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    well. That's the best idea I've heard in a long time. I wired my ES335 clone by using the fishing line method after soldering on a cardboard templte and it wasnt easy. Just cut the plastic so it isn't visible through the F holes.
     
  3. leofenderbender

    leofenderbender Supporting Member

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    An excellent idea for wiring it all up - kudos to you.

    BTW I found surgical tubing works best for feeding the components back through the guitar - much easier than string, wire, or floss.
     
  4. axpro

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    +1 on using surgical tubing... but some people come in, notice the tubing, glue syringes, and alcohol lamp and start thinking i might be doing something... illegal
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  5. rpavich

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    Hey,
    The tubing idea sounds great...but too late!! argggg

    bob
     

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