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:
- 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.
- 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.