Wiring template for a 335?

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  1. Mark the Moose

    Mark the Moose Tele-Holic

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    Hi. Not looking for a wiring diagram, but a pdf template of holes for a 335-style guitar. Then I can do most of my soldering on the desktop before attaching pickup wires and the bridge ground. I can make one if needed, just hoped to save a spot of time.
     
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    Well, if you drop the pots/switch, get a piece of paper and trace the relevant holes and transfer to cardboard -- that's what I did! Pretty quick and its your exact fit!
     
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    If you make the template out of cardboard or something stiff you can mount all your components in it and wire it with the correct spacing. It's easier to mount them if they are spaced correctly.
     
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    That’s what I’ve done before, just thought it would be nice to have a printed template I could tape to the cardboard. My prior traces have been a little rough.
     
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    Seems to me that it takes more steps & time to find a ready made template than simply grabbing a pencil & paper and tracing it out. $0.02...
     
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    Depends if someone has one at the ready..."you have not because you ask not"
     
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    I made a template from my plans, used it to drill the holes while the back was off. I then wire the guitar with the components in their holes. Just talked about this at the DIY form, I'll repeat some pictures I just posted there

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    I like to make sure the harness will fit thru the f-hole in case I ever have to take it out

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    I like to put a terminal strip in the pickup cavities so I don't have to fish the p/u wires in later and try to solder them to the pots

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    Next I mask the holes and leave the components inside. I put a little piece of string (actually dental floss) on each going to the hole

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    Put the back on, finish the guitar. With a dental probe remove the masking tape and pull the components into place.

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    Install the pups and connect to the terminals

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    Infinitely easier than trying to fish the whole mess thru the f-hole
     
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    I used to make hollowbody guitar harnesses for sale. I made my templates out of pegboard. I traced the outline of the particular body I needed, found the centerline, and located all control holes by referencing a datum point. I fudged it a bit when it was time to drill the holes, using the nearest peg board hole. A regular masonite board will work too, but these are quick n efficient as far as I'm concerned.

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    I punched holes through paper laying on the guitar and transferred the pattern to cardboard. I like the idea of terminal strips in the cavity.
     
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