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Emerson Custom Tele 5-Way 250k Nashville Prewired Kit Assembly

Emerson raises the bar again for quality and performance featuring CTS Hi-Spec Pots and proprietary USA Paper-in-Oil Capacitor. The Emerson 5-Way Tele Prewired assembly is the ultimate control upgrade for most American or Imported Tele "Nashville" type 3-pickup guitars.

The Emerson Tele 5-way 250K Prewired assembly features:

  • CTS hi-spec 250K Solid shaft pots (plate mount only, import guitars may require drilling out shaft hole to 3/8")
  • Oak Grigsby 5-Way switch
  • Switchcraft Jack
  • New Emerson USA-made .047µf 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 feature CTS hi-spec pots. These pots have a smooth audio taper, easy turning, and a super-tight tolerance. Many common pots are as much as +/- 20% and 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 assemblies the Tele 5-way 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 5-way Prewired assembly 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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