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Traditional Vintage 50's for Les Paul® (Incl Switch)

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ObsidianWire Traditional Vintage 50's Pro-Wired Electronics for Les Paul® are a pop in replacement for your old Gibson® Les Paul® wiring harness and converts it back to the coveted 50's wiring diagram which is revered by many as the best Les Paul® wiring available.

Best of all, these are super easy to install, and allow for unlimited solder-less pickup changes with ObsidianWire Plug, Play and Enjoy connectors.

Super Sweet to Full on Growls and Moans - The Traditional Vintage 50's Pro-Wired Electronics for Les Paul:

ObsidianWire Traditional Vintage 50's Pro-Wired Electronics for Les Paul converts your guitar back to original 50's spec which has a number of advantages of the current factory method of wiring.

As you roll back your volume you will notice that the treble loss is greatly reduced to a much smoother level. This turns your volume control into the perfect tool for rolling between a super sweet clean tone with just the very top end knocked off, to a full on Les Paul style onslaught, with all of the growl and moan that the Les Paul is famous for.

Further more, by placing the tone control back behind the volume control, the two start to interact more dynamically with a turn of each affecting the response of the other.

ObsidianWire Pro-Wired Electronics are built using the world’s best craftsmanship and components:

  • 4 x Premium Selected CTS Split Shaft Pots 500k (+/-6%) (Matched to +/-2%) (Long Shaft with extra nuts can be used with long shaft or short shaft guitars)
  • 1 x Genuine Switchcraft Short Toggle Switch (Pro-Wired for use in Gibson® Les Pauls® + Epiphone® Les Pauls® with a little modification)
  • 2 x Obsidian Select Capacitor (150 Series Polyester Film 0.022uf) (Hand Tested to +/-10%)
  • 1 x Genuine Switchcraft J11 Mono Output jack
  • 1 x Pre Printed & Easy to Follow Wiring Diagram
  • 1 x Endless Customer Support


ObsidianWire Pro-Wired Electronics for Les Paul, are designed to be a direct fit for American Gibson® Les Pauls®.

They can also be used and are a great upgrade for Epiphone Les Pauls. Please note that for Epiphones you will need to widen the holes in the body for the higher grade, US spec electronics and get new 24 spline knobs to fit. Attempting to use your old metric knobs will damage your new Pro-Wired Electronics.



Reviews (5)

Bradley 28th Mar 2018

My Les Paul now sounds like it should.

I recently acquired a 2007 Gibson Les Paul Standard but was never happy with the stock wiring sound (or the stock pickups for that matter). It seemed woody, dull and lifeless. I dropped a 50s vintage hand made harness from another supplier with bumblebee PIO caps, USA Pots etc - a big improvement, BUT I was still not sold on the sound. So I wanted to try some different pickup combinations to get this beast off life support. I hence bit the bullet and dropped in the Obsidian Wire 50s LP set into my Gibson Std, mainly so I could swap pickups in and out easily and retain a quality sound ( I hoped!). I must say, the ability to quickly drop pickups in and out without soldering has been a godsend. After a few combinations of hand wired pickups, I found the exact sound I wanted - and the Obsidian Wire harness is a big part of this. The quality is as good as any harness you can buy- the pots are smooth and responsive and the tone is spot on, and it dropped straight in. This was no sacrifice at all from the very expensive hand soldered USA harness (twice the price of the Obsidian Wire) I had briefly used previously. The Obsidian Wire was equally as good given the quality parts that are used. If you are thinking of trying different pickups and want a means to quickly drop them in and out without sacrificing a top shelf sound from your electronics, then I thoroughly recommending dropping in one of these harness sets. 11/10 for ease of both PU swapping and sound quality. My Les Paul now sounds like it should.

Joe 24th Feb 2018

Traditional Vintage 50s for LP including switch

Great concept, well-built. Responsive company. Guitar now sounds great. Areas for improvement: (1) I installed Seymour Duncan Antiquity HBs. These have old-fashioned braided 2 wire leads. It is extremely difficult to tease braided wire through the tiny openings of the grounding block. (2) The routing block has a difficult time grabbing stranded wire.

Additional Info

Additional Info

At ObsidianWire we use only the absolute best components and craftsmanship. We are so confident that you will experience years of trouble free use, that we guarantee it with an industry leading, three year warranty. If you feel that your Pro-Wired Electronics are not working like they should, please contact us and we will fix or replace them as soon as possible.