I ordered this prewired harness from Martin Six String Customs (no relation to Martin Guitars) because I was a little nervous about wiring the Luxe Paul myself, and the parts they use are high quality. I’ll still need to do some soldering to connect the pickups and input jack, but those things seemed like they were going to be easier.
After studying it a bit closer, I don’t think wiring it together would have been a problem, but I’m quite sure I wouldn’t have been able to make it look as nice as this.
Each harness contains:
(2) CTS 550K Premium Custom Audio Taper Potentiometers with 9% Tolerance for both volume positions. These are not your standard issue CTS pots. These premium pots are spec’d at 550K to ensure that pots meter no lower than 500K. These pots have a very responsive sweep and are metered for optimal placement in the harness.
(2) High quality US Spec 500K Push/Pull potentiometers w/ brass shafts (tone positions).
MSSC Vintage Series .015 / .022 Paper in Oil Capacitors made from NOS Mil-Spec PIO caps or optional Luxe Bumblebee .015 / .022 Reproduction PIO Capacitors.
Oxygen Free, Teflon Coated Hook-up Wire
Each harness is meticulously wired 50’s style and properly grounded with vintage correct 20AWG bus wire.
This harness allows you to split coils on both humbucker pickups.
You can read more about it on the MSSC web site. They make all sorts of prewired setups, not just in the Les Paul configuration.
Plus, how can you argue with Johnny Hilland?
Though that’s not the version I got. (It was a limited edition thing.)