A wiring harness comprised of the electronics found in the main cavity of a Gibson Les Paul (or similar) guitar.
Please note that the cardboard is not included, it is simply used to hold the components in position for product photos.
50s wiring was used in the 50s by Gibson (hence the name), and was later replaced with modern wiring. It's different in the way in which the tone control is connected to the volume. In modern wiring, the tone is connected to the pickup input - meaning a lower volume will cause a loss of treble through the tone control. In 50s wiring, the tone is connected to the volume output - meaning that you retain the treble as you turn the tone, but you lose some volume instead as the tone control is turned down.
This harness is wired using CTS potentiometers, orange drop capacitors and vintage style cloth covered push back wire. It's fully wired, so that all that needs to be added to make it a full wiring harness is a toggle switch and output jack (and their accompanying wires, found here in a prewired package).
This harness can be ordered with either short or long potentiometer shafts. Long shafts fit Gibson Les Pauls, short shafts fit import Les Paul copies because their cavities are made deeper.
This harness can also be ordered with either 250k or 500k potentiometers. 500k is standard with humbuckers, but 250k can be used with bright humbuckers and sometimes P90s to attenuate some excess high end, if you find yourself struggling to keep the treble in check. This in conjunction with your capacitor type selection of either 0.022uf or 0.047uf (0.022uf for less treble roll off on the tone controls - standard with humbuckers, or 0.047uf for more treble roll off - standard with single coils) allows you to customise this harness to your taste.