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Complete Guitar Wiring. With a foreword by Dan Erlewine. Complete Guitar Wiring PDF

Whether you’re swapping your first pickup or you work on guitars for a living, you’ll find Complete Guitar Wiring crammed full of expert technical and practical advice to help you out.

From the basics of how things work, to electric and acoustic pickup systems, through a succession of soldering and wiring projects, this book will walk you through step by step. There’s a huge library of reference diagrams, modifications, and lots of troubleshooting tips in case things go wrong.

Written in a friendly, easy to understand style and richly illustrated in full colour throughout, Complete Guitar Wiring is the best (and most complete) way to learn guitar wiring.

Complete Guitar Wiring has over 400 pages of information for beginners and professionals alike. Here’s what you’ll learn:

Chapter 1: Theory Learn about the parts and components in most guitars, how they work, and how they combine to build a circuit.

Chapter 2: Electric Guitar All about electric guitar and bass. A deep dive on pickups and considerations on choosing and installing them—body modifications, component choice, and pickup setup.

Chapter 3: Acoustic guitar Acoustic instruments can have pickups too. A look at the choices and practicalities on acoustic pickups and preamp installation.

Chapter 4: Wiring An introduction to soldering and the tools you’ll need is followed by step-by-step guides to a number of wiring projects. We start easy and work up to swapping pickups and rewiring guitars.

Chapter 5: Troubleshooting Learn what to do when things don’t work as planned. From basic troubleshooting and how to use a multimeter, to dealing with out of phase pickups, to hum problems. There’s even a section on acoustic pickup troubleshooting.

Chapter 6: Wiring Diagrams A huge library of common (and some hard to find) wiring diagrams. Over seventy guitar and bass reference circuits with accompanying notes.

Chapter 7: Modifications Dozens of wiring mods to change the tone, switching, or operation of an instrument to better fit the ideas in your head. From the everyday to the esoteric, there’s plenty of inspiration here.

Appendix: Reference A collection of specifications and reference materials for common components. Pickups, pots, switches, jacks, resistors, capacitors, and more… Even the screws used to hold things together.

“Man, I wish I’d had this book when I first became obsessed with electric guitar wiring and mods! Gerry Hayes’s Complete Guitar Wiring is both a how-to book for beginners and a reference manual for the experienced. The explanations are clear yet substantial. The diagrams are gorgeous. It’s equally useful for troubleshooting and finding new inspiration. Complete Guitar Wiring already has a permanent home on my workbench tablet.”
Joe Gore, Joe Gore Guitar Pedals, editor, Premier Guitar

“Out of all the guitar books on the market—tech, coffee-table, and otherwise—I haven’t seen any that provides such thorough yet accessible instruction in the art of electronics and wiring. Not only has Gerry Hayes identified a real gap in the available resources, but he has done a phenomenal job of filling it with a book that’s comprehensive and detailed while also very approachable, offering plenty to beginner, novice, and experienced DIY’ers alike. Well done!”
Dave Hunter, author Fender 75 Years, The Electric Guitar Sourcebook, The Guitar Pickup Handbook

“When you’re in the guitar business for any length of time, you have the opportunity to meet the best—people like Gerry Hayes. His book about guitar wiring is a must-have for any luthier, guitar technician, roadie, guitar shop, and of course any player who is into guitar electronics.”
Dirk Wacker, CEO, SINGLECOIL-Guitars Germany, writer, Premier Guitar Magazine

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The Writers

Gerry Hayes
Gerry Hayes is a writer, luthier, and guitar repairer. He runs Haze Guitars in Dublin, Ireland and has been building and repairing guitars for over two decades.

He’s pretty nerdy and he’s keen to help players understand as much as they can stand about maintaining their guitars. He writes a popular email newsletter and has written a number of books including Complete Guitar Wiring, Buying Used Guitars, and the Sketchy Setups series of guitar and bass setup guides.

Gerry consumes way too much tea and cake. You can find out more at

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Crooked Nails (February 15, 2022)
    Language ‏ : ‎ English
    Paperback ‏ : ‎ 408 pages
    International Standard Book Number-10 ‏ : ‎ 1919649425
    International Standard Book Number-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1919649429
    Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 2.33 pounds
    Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 8.5 x 0.96 x 11 inches
    Best Sellers Rank: #15,313 in Books

Reviews From Customers

A Clear Thinker
This book is a must!
March 3, 2022

One of the most talented and generous luthiers on the planet has done it again. Gerry Haze, who has gifted us over the years with his brilliantly illustrated and easily understandable “Sketchy Setups” has hit it out of the park with “Complete Guitar Wiring”! This book is a must-have reference piece even if you never intend to wire a guitar. Each chapter is a fascinating in-depth look at what delivers our instruments signals to an amplifier. Do not hesitate – get yours today. You won’t put it down! Thank you Gerry!
Craig Zammiello

Not for P-90 or Les Paul Jr lovers
March 31, 2022

I hate to be the dissenting opinion on this book, because I don’t like being contrarian and because this is actually a good book.

That being said, if you’re picking this book up to acquire knowledge of Gibson P-90’s or Les Paul Jr’s, this book is going to disappoint you greatly, as it did me.

Is the book beautiful? Yes. Is it informative? Yes. Does it delve deep? Sure, if you’re looking for information for just about anything else in the current mainstream marketplace and quite a bit that isn’t. Heck, even the wiring diagram for the short-lived predecessor to the Telecaster, the 1950 Fender Broadcaster, is in there.

I don’t even know how you can discuss 50’s Gibson wiring without mentioning P-90’s, but the author does. For over ten years, up until the introduction of the Humbucker in 1957, Gibson’s main pickup was the P-90. When I think of Goldtops, I generally think of P-90’s. When I think of Bursts, I think of Humbuckers (unless it’s a Jr).

Lest any of you think I’m carping over old, obscure guitar tech, Jr’s are still currently made and P-90’s are still being used to great effect in a number of modern guitars. The Yamaha Revstar, just to name one. Any big names rocking them? Yep. Plenty of guys, from The Beatles to Billy Joe Armstrong.

To me, their omission from this book is quite a shock, especially given their popularity. I bought this book so that I could have a wide general knowledge of all things concerning the internals of electric guitars and specifically so that I could have all of the information about P-90’s and Les Paul Jr’s in one beautiful format.

Instead, I’m really in the same place that I was before I bought it, gleaning whatever information I can from whatever disparate places (internet articles, blogs, and message boards) I can find. There is one difference though. I’m out $35.

My 50’s wired Les Paul Franken-Jr project is going to get built, but this book is probably going to wind up spending most of that time looking great on my shelf. “Sighs…”

Full disclosure: very slight, passing references (pp 70, 71, 180) to P-90’s/Jr’s are in the book, so I know the author is aware of them. The information isn’t really about them though, but rather a sentence or so regarding things that are related to them.
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victor glaze
The NEW guitar wiring bible!
February 24, 2022

If you work on guitars at all-your own or others-you need to get this book. I have been building and working on guitars for over 20 years, and this is the best book on guitar wiring and electronics that I’ve seen. Gerry writes like he is standing next to you and explaining not only the “what”, but more importantly the “how” and “why”. It is an invaluable resource. Thank you so much, Gerry!

Jack W. Partington
From Novice to Pro; You Need This.
March 4, 2022

This is a fantastic compilation of every ounce of info you need to work on your guitar electronics. I am amazed at the amount of data within this book. I’ve been modifying guitar electronics since the late 80’s, for myself and local bands, and during the first hour of browsing this book I discovered 4 bits of knowledge that will instantly help me with my work. Many thanks to Gerry at Haze Guitars for putting all of his vast experience together in this veritable bible of guitar electronics.

Ed Snoble
Wonderful desk reference
April 9, 2022

This really is a great book. It is well written, and easy to follow. It has a complete section of wiring diagrams covering all of the usual suspects, including a few unique diagrams that make this book and exceptional addition to anyone doing regular work on guitars.

The reference material in the beginning is also really good. I pulled the book out to show the pictures and explain how a potentiometer worked to a client the other day.

I would recommend this book to anyone who works on guitars. It covers a lot. Especially perfect for someone in the early stages of their learning. For veterans, it’s a great reference tool.
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Joe A. Staten Island, NY
All your Guitar Wiring questions answered in this Monumental book.
March 3, 2022

This Book covers it all, for the beginner to the guitar tech. It simply has it all. An excellent addition to your wonderland of guitar knowledge. Its packed with great information, easy to read and understand, with a ton of illustrations that are clear and concise.

T. Munson
Great student book!
April 22, 2022

I learned about this book just before graduating from Musicians Institute Guitar Craft Academy luthier school. They recommended it and had just added it to their campus library after it came out. Very clear, understandable images and diagrams. My understanding of guitar electronics was a weak spot for me on the the guitar I made, but this book is greatly helping me with that. So it doesn’t go much into P-90 pickups….whatever. Go ahead…try to find a better more comprehensive book on guitar electronics, because there probably isn’t one. Thank you Gerry Hayes for the work you put into this book.

A must have book for techs, luthiers and guitar players
March 29, 2022

Guitar wiring diagrams plus so, so much more. It’s well organized so it’s easy to find what you’re looking for. It’s printed in color so it’s easy to see what goes where. It’s huge but there’s no filler. It’s a great book full of technical knowledge that’s also a fun read. I can’t recommend this book enough. You won’t regret adding this one to your library. Thanks Gerry!
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Masterful, highly recommended!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 21, 2022

If you don’t fancy reading all this review then just let me say – this book is worth its weight in gold!

Having worked with wood for some 50 years I promised myself that when retired I’d make a guitar. With some justification I considered perhaps an electric guitar easier to make than before perhaps “advancing” to an acoustic guitar. The woodworking side of the task has been challenging and I think largely successful. However, the real gap in my knowledge was understanding the electrics and putting into practice the skills needed to solder the components together. I am sure this book will succeed admirably in enabling me to do this – I feel empowered!
The author has put a lot of thought and effort into explanation and presentation. The large format diagrams are clear and uncluttered yet elegantly annotated with few words wasted or left wanting. I never thought a book like this could actually be read page by page sequentially at a steady pace with the realisation that one was being effortlessly enlightened. This skill comes with understanding and experience – and with every page this shines through. When I do fire up the soldering iron in the coming days I’ll know exactly what page I need to reference and how to get on with the job.
I love the colour markers on the pages delineating chapters but I do wish I could lay the book out on a flat surface without the risk of breaking its spine. Maybe spring bound version next time? Another benefit of this self-published uncluttered work is that the author has allowed space for the reader to add their own notes. So, to conclude, this is one of the best books on guitar construction I have in my collection – a definite keeper!
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donny dee
A new industry standard textbook.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 22, 2022

I am a guitar tech and subscribe to Gerry Hayes for his informative e mails. Also he builds beautiful guitars. I received notification about this book and purchased without hesitation.
For less than the price of a set up you receive decades of learning presented flawlessly with crystal clear presentation.
The chapters would guide a beginner, I wish this book existed when I started, and aid expericed hobbyists and techs with it’s breadth of information in one place.
It did not exist and Gerry has invented it.
This will sit next to Dan Erlewine’s Guitar Player Repair Guide on my bench and I suspect many others will do the same.

Malcolm McIntyre
The definitive work on guitar wiring
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 20, 2022

Already a fan of Gerry’s style of writing and illustration on-line, this printed book exceeded all expectations.
Beautifully produced, clear and exhaustive exploration of the subject.
Destined to become a must have classic in the mould of Dan Erlwine’s guitar repair manuals.
Expensive in paper form, but worth every penny.

Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 23, 2022

Like one other here I’m looking to retirement with a plan to build acoustic and electric guitars. I’m already a fan of Gerry’s excellent Sketchy Set up PDF so I was delighted when I heard that he was putting this book together. I’m glad to say that I’m still delighted having received my copy. It’s an absolutely great book packed with information for all. There is something for everybody from the starter right through to the seasoned luthier. I thoroughly recommend this manual.

Destined to become THE DE FACTO book on Guitar Wiring and Electric’s
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 28, 2022

An true masterpiece, as a Guitar tech myself I can tell you for absolute certainty, this is the only book you will ever need for anything wiring related with your guitar. It’s written in a relaxed and friendly way which makes what could be a tricky and dry subject a real joy to read. I couldn’t put it down once I started reading it, I thought I knew a thing or two about guitar wiring but Gerry’s book has had me going “ah so that’s why you do that!” And “well I never knew that!”. The many example wiring mods and projects you can try on your own guitar are a particularly fantastic addition. Just buy it, you will not be disappointed.

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