Long shaft and short shaft guitar pots. What do I need?

Some guitars have thicker bodies than others which means you need longer guitar pots to reach through the body. Others only need the pots to be mounted to the pick guard so you can get away with using short shaft pots.

So which size do you need? There are two ways to find out:

  1. Pull a pot out of your guitar and measure the length of the bushing (the threaded section). If it measures approximately 19mm, then you need long shaft pots. If it measures approximately 10mm then you need short shaft pots.
  2. Or you can check out the table below!

Once you know what size you need, check out my guitar wiring harness kits.

Make & Model Year Shaft
Les Paul Standard 1952- 1977 Short
Les Paul Standard 1977-current Long
Les Paul Custom 1954-1977 Short
Les Paul Custom 1977-current Long
Les Paul Deluxe 1968-1977 Short
Les Paul Deluxe 1978-current Long
Les Paul Pro 1977-1982 Long
Les Paul Studio All Years Long
Les Paul Classic (1960) All Years Long
Les Paul Jr. All Years Short
The Paul All Years Short
SG (all models) All Years Short
ES Series All Years Short
Stratocaster All Years Short Split
Telecaster All Years Short Solid
Telecaster Custom All Years Short Solid
Telecaster Deluxe All Years Short Shaft
Telecaster Thinline All Years Short Solid
Jazz Bass All Years Short Solid
Precison Bass All Years Short Solid
All Models (excludes hollow body) All Years Short

Still not sure?

Even if your guitar is listed on the above table, I always recommend to measure a pot in your guitar just to be certain.

If you have questions and can’t decide which size pot is right for your guitar, then feel free to shoot me a message and I will be happy to help you out.

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