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Emerson Custom Tele 3-Way 500k Prewired Kit Assembly

Emerson raises the bar again for quality and performance with their prewired kits. Featuring CTS Hi-Spec Pots and new proprietary USA Paper-in-Oil Capacitor. The Emerson 3-Way Tele 500K Prewired Kit is the ultimate control upgrade for most American or Imported Tele guitars with Humbucker or P-90 neck pickups. This kit is perfect for Tele-style guitars with Humbucker, P-90 or higher output pickups. It also works well on regular Tele's for players who like a brighter sounding guitar with more gradual tone roll-off.


The Emerson 3-Way Tele 500K Prewired Kit features:

  • Hi-Spec CTS 500K Solid shaft pots (plate mount only, import guitars may require drilling out shaft hole to 3/8")
  • Oak Grigsby 3-Way switch
  • Switchcraft Jack
  • New Emerson USA-made .022µf Paper-in Oil Capacitor
  • Vintage wiring schematic - Tone capacitor is wired between volume and tone pot
  • Volume Mod (resistor/cap network retains clarity as you turn down, no more mud!)
  • Vintage cloth covered wiring
  • Instructions

Emerson Prewired kits are unlike anything else on the market. Not content to use off-the-shelf parts, all Emerson kits Hi-Spec CTS pots.
These pots have a smooth audio taper, easy turning, and a super-tight tolerance. You'll really appreciate the full usable sweep these potentiometers provide.

Emerson really hit a home run with their own Paper-in-Oil capacitor. Made to Emerson specifications in the USA, these precision hermetically sealed components combine vintage sound and modern manufacturing techniques to maximize your guitar tone. Much like tubes, Paper-in-Oil capacitors are closely identified with "the sound" of vintage guitars and amplifiers. Featuring military-spec tubular construction with sealed glass ends, these components are perfectly sized for guitars, and look so cool you'll hate to put your guitar back together.

Like most Emerson kits the Tele 3-way kit features what is known as the "Vintage Wiring" schematic. What's the deal with this? In short, the vintage wiring scheme results in less high end loss when the volume control is turned down. In addition the tone control is interactive with the volume control, meaning that how the tone control works varies with where the volume control is set. While at first this sounds like a problem, for our money it's the way to go, and it expands the palette of available sounds from your guitar.

Featuring expert workmanship and the best available components, the Emerson Tele Prewired Kit will surprise you with how much better your guitar or bass will sound. Get an Emerson kit and find out what your controls were meant to do!

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