1970 Gibson Les Paul Custom Deluxe Wiring Harness Pots CTS 500K Sprague 1971

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Original early 1970 Gibson Les Paul Custom or Les Paul Deluxe wiring harness.  Very nice vintage condition, tested and in good working order.  Fully functional.  Short shaft CTS 500K pots all have matching date codes of 1377010 which date them to the 10th week of 1970.  Sprague 160P "Black Beauty" capacitors.  Original hex nuts and knob pointers for mounting are also included.  The knob pointers do have a small amount of corrosion/rust, but still look great.  All four pots turn freely and smoothly.  All four give good strong readings when checked on my multimeter.  This harness was recently salvaged from a project grade 1970 Les Paul Custom that was in the shop for a headstock repair and refinish.

This harness looks to be completely original, but I am not 100% positive.  The Capacitors may or may not be "factory".  They are the correct brand and type (Sprague 160P Black Beauty), but I am not sure of the capacitance value.  The red painted writing is heavily faded and my eyesight is not what it used to be.  Both capacitors appear to say "SPRAGUE 160P .02?  10%  400 D.C."  I put a question mark because I cannot read the printed value...it either says .022 or .027, but I'm really sure which.  One of the capacitors appears to have a spliced lead wire as well.

Vintage correct pots/harness for a 1970 Gibson Les Paul Custom or Les Paul Deluxe guitar.  These CTS 500K pots are also correct for Les Paul Special, SG Standard, SG Special, SG Custom, ES-335, and ES-175 guitars.  This harness will also fit older Les Paul guitars manufactured from 1968 - 1969, as well as later Les Paul guitars manufactured from 1971 - 1977.  **This harness will NOT fit Les Paul guitars manufactured from 1977 - present as these are short shaft pots**.  Les Paul guitars manufactured from 1977 - present day use LONG SHAFT pots, and this harness will NOT fit those guitars.

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Very Good (Used)
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Brand Gibson
Model Les Paul
Year 1970
Made In United States

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Atlanta, GA, United States
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