Modifying Your Tele for Nashville Style Wiring

nashville style wiringWanna add a dash of “Strat” tone to your Tele? In this article, you’ll learn how to set up your Telecaster for Nashville Style wiring.

Let’s talk about the Nashville Style Tele, what it is, how it is wired, and whether or not you can modify your Tele for Nashville Style wiring.

A Nashville Style Tele is just a Standard Telecaster with three pickups instead of two, and a five-way selector switch instead of a three-way selector switch. This Mod was created by Tele players looking to coax some Strat style tones out of their Telecaster while still retaining that crucial Neck + Bridge pickup combination not found on the Strat.

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Les Paul Three-Way Switch Wiring – Basic Guitar Electronics

les paul three-way switchNow let’s take a look at wiring up a three-way toggle switch in a Gibson Les Paul style guitar, and while we’re at it, we’ll talk about the rest of the wiring also.

We’re going to take a look at Les Paul three-way switch wiring, and because Gibson electronics are different than what we have been looking at so far, we’ll take a look at the rest of the circuit as well. We’ll look at the two humbuckers, the three-way switch, two Volume controls, two Tone controls, two capacitors, and the output jack.

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Building Your First Guitar From Scratch

Building Your First Guitar From ScratchBefore you start your first guitar building project, take a few moments to think through some important details.

If this is new ground for you, you’ll find that there’s just nothing quite like building your first guitar from scratch; you’re in for a real adventure! Some prefer to buy something slick and shiny off the rack that has been assembled by the best “master builder” in the universe. This is fine. Something to consider, though: there are few things more enjoyable than the feeling of, for the first time, tuning up a guitar that you have just built yourself. The pickups are exactly the ones you wanted, the wiring / switching is per your wishes, you have chosen a neck that feels perfect in your hands, the sound is 100% you. It’s a great feeling!
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