Hey, I’m Shaun!
My guitar wiring journey started in 2010 when I ordered a 1989 MIJ Stratocaster from Japan – my first “good” guitar. When the guitar arrived it blew me away, it was exactly what I wanted. Good weight, smooth neck and felt great in my hands. I sat in my living room and played it unplugged for hours because I couldn’t put it down!
Everything was great until I plugged in to my amp. The guitars switch made a crackling noise through my amp whenever I moved it and the whole guitar kept cutting out when I bumped the output jack. Also I noticed the tone knobs didn’t really seem to make any difference to the tone.
In the past I had worked on various car and motorbike wiring jobs but
I never payed much attention to the wiring inside my guitars. I decided
to dive in and replace the old wiring harness so I could be sure all
components were in good working condition.
After a lot of research I settled on buying a pre-wired guitar harness from a reputable business online. They had a great reputation and great looking products so I figured I was in safe hands.
I’m glad I did decide to replace the wiring harness. The original harness was wired with very thin wire which was barely hanging on in a few spots. Some ground wires were beginning to break and come loose.
I was excited when the my new wiring harness arrived. Everything was
exactly as described, until it came time to fit it in my Stratocaster.
It didn’t fit!
Unfortunately my harness had been wired with no thought towards how it would fit inside the body of the guitar. This meant I had to rewire the bulk of the harness.
During this process it got me thinking. One of the reasons why you buy a pre-wired harness is for ease of install and to save time. I can do better than this.
And that sparked my guitar wiring journey. I started with rewiring from scratch all my own electric guitars, and then my friends, and eventually my first customers – Guitar Sauce was now created.
Over the years I’ve had the privilege of helping everyone from bedroom players to session/working guitarists shape their tone. For many people their guitar is an extension of themselves. A tool used to express themselves, entertain others and sometimes put food on the table. This is why I’m fully committed to creating quality wiring kits for my customers and I love what I do.
Shoot me a message if you think there is something I can help with in your guitar.