Guitar wiring links.....Beginners and advanced....


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Thought this would be very user friendly, so I decided to make a one stop for links to other sites with schematic and wiring info; as I noticed alot of these request from newer builders in particular keep coming up.  Feel free to add will be usefull to stop here at Warmoth to find the info that ya need, rather than searching the net everytime you build. :icon_smile:  ......Rothstein Guitars...Cool Stuff        has extensive pickup color codes       Excellent info
this is thier forum with wiring info on lots of stuff amps,effects,guitar etc.      SEYMOUR DUNCAN           STRAT / TELE

go to his custom wiring moifications page its killer      Guitar and Bass      some really good diagrams and some extra's like Brian May's special wiring          DIMARZIO          FENDER                TELE       a bit of everything        wiring / rewiring     Cool stuff, gotta check this one out            BASS       BASS          Rolands crazy electronics info  -  go to guitar synth section The guitars and basses of  The Grateful Dead.....go to "The Guitars" section, at the bottom of the page, its complete with schematics        This is all those Custom mods, Jimmy Page, Frankenstrat, etc.                          IBANEZ     Stewart MacDonald   free info.....wiring, repair, etc....   Stew Mac's basic wiring / tips       Multi Brand schematics, music man, paul reed smith, gibson, etc.

I found that Seymour Duncan one a while ago.  That one is by far the best with any type of wiring combination you can imagine.
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Wow, this is the greatest collection of wiring links!
Thanks a lot!  :headbang:

If anyone can sticky this, I'll do a semi-glossary... Gregg? Wylee?

I'd add this one about finding the color codes for an unknown pickup:
Project Guitar is listed overall, but this is a good theory teacher. I'd also add this capacitor value translator:

And you can't do without Frank Ford:
Here are the links that I've found most useful over time:

Lindy Fralin

ACME Guitar Works

A couple others from

I've also looked over the Seymour Duncan site extensively, but won't post those again here since they're already in the thread.
I like this

Here is a site with hundreds of diagrams. There are diagrams for guitar wiring, amp, special circuits, effects.. I have still not been through everything but it is a great resource. It can be a bit strange to navigate sometimes. There is other related information which can be very useful as well.  Happy wiring!
Here's a great thread from the S.D. forums of a project using the P-Rails, Triple Shot, and some other stuff to provide a host of switching options.

Can't believe nobody's posted yet.  They have schematics and layouts for tons of older amps.
Probably because it's a guitar wiring links thread  :icon_jokercolor:

I've been on that site a ton lately, though. Got a lot of amps printed out.
I would have to add, the whole point of the website is to help beginners with wiring diagrams and soldering tips.