Jeff Beck Stratocaster Wiring Diagram

Jeff Beck Stratocaster Wiring Diagram

The challenge of repairing guitars is a constant learning process. ‘Practice makes perfect’ is a great saying and directly applies to guitar repairs too. Except no one is perfect or produces perfect results at anything every time. The two most sought after questions regarding tone have to do with the electric guitar wiring underneath the covers that protect them. It’s a mystery to most folks, especially if you are looking for a specific diagram, or something you dreamed up and want to perform to your guitar.
Tone freaks will go to any extent to get the perfect sound. This type of tone is not the average low hanging fruit that they wish it was, you need a tall ladder to pick this fruit. Once the fruit is picked, the secret is usually well guarded and locked up for ever.
The Jeff Beck Fender Stratocaster diagram or schematic is a popular request. A lot of folks would not mind sounding like Jeff Beck, who is nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009. I also happen to have this schematic of Jeff’s personal wiring setup.
Realistically, we know that Jeff Beck’s super tone comes from his super skills, and a lot of practice. However, we have fun upgrading and changing electronics in our electric guitars. And, it is my experience that only well seasoned musicians can really tell the difference.
This is a fairly straight up setup, not like the active guitar tone controls, as in the Eric Clapton Stratocaster. Considering the wealth of tone changing devices such as the EMG-SPC active EQ circuit. The list of products to experiment with is endless. With respect ot DIYer’s, I would not recommend messing around with soldering and general electrical modifications without some soldering and guitar electric background. One definitely does not want to damage any electric components by hooking stuff up wrong.
We see and hear that tone is cool, watching and listening to the video of Quinn Sullivan performing, using a Fender Squier Guitar proves that nothing can beat out a great player. The paradigm of: it is the guitar player who makes the sound, is supported by Guitar Players Center. All the mods and upgrades are just icing on the cake. Got any guitar wiring diagrams you are looking for? Maybe we can help. Have any diagrams you want to share? Please do so. Enjoy.

35 Responses to Electric Guitar wiring Diagrams and Schematics

  1. Thanks for such a clear discussion, Danny!!

  2. please send me prs guitar diagram…!thanks

  3. Bobby Langston

    I desperately need a wiring diagram for
    a Yamaha ssc 500 guitar. can anyone help????

  4. Bobby Langston

    I desperately need a wiring diagram for
    a Yamaha ssc 500 guitar. Can anyone help??

  5. wrathfuldeity

    I have a hand drawn diagram. Current ssc500 project underway. PM me at Harmony Central Musician Community Forums.

  6. hi, i have a prs santana se. the volume pot has a small ceramic cap on it. i havent seen this on any other prs schematic. can anybody tell me why this one is different. i cant seem to find a schematic for this guitar. thanks—ian

  7. i have a stock yamaha SSC500 honeyburst.i could send i pis of the wiring.

  8. I cant type worth a s**t.i could send pics

  9. Richard Taylor

    Do you have a schematic to increase the pickup options on a 3 pickup Tele so that the neck and bridge pickups will work together? Can you do this with a push/pull pot in the tone pot position? Please advise. Thanks, Richard

  10. Richard Taylor

    Please email me if you get a response to the Tele 3 pickup schemtic. Thanks, Richard

  11. If anyone has the diagram for a 1977 Gibson EDS-1275 please send it to Thanks in advance!

  12. Ed Hendry

    Need wiring diagram for a Yamaha RBX170 bass guitar.

  13. Phil Stone

    I have a deluxe players strat that is the MIM,gold trim,sss,etc. It has noiseless, vintage I think, pups and a push,push button.When p/p is pushed in and in 4 position all three pups are on and in 5 position neck and bridge are on. The plan is to put hot noiseless in. Would it be worth it to install a SD hotrail in the bridge and if so, I need a diagram!!! BaDoBa

  14. I am currently in need of a scematic of the Seymour Duncan Sustainer pup system for a Berney Les Paul style guitar. I am repairing one that someone else has been into first. It has the gold hardware Floyd Rose Style locking tremelo and the Seymour Duncan Sustainer pups. It has two mini toggle switches, a volume control and a tone control. I believe I have the proper jack but I am not sure of this. I can see that one small white wire is not connected to the circuit board but is in the wiring “bundle” in that cluster of wires. The way this person wired it leaves the LED lit constantly until the battery is completely drained and dead. I am quite capable of the soldering etc. necessary to do this repair. I am not a trained electronic technician by any means however I am experienced enough to have not only repaired many guitars, but also have hand made some guitars. I was taught what I know by a highly skilled luthier, now deseased, and have worked in the music store he established in 1947 for the last twenty years and I am fifty seven years old. I am telling you all this so you’ll know that I am not just bored and fooling around. I have just never worked on this particular type setup before and could use a little bit of help. Anything you can tell me or information you may share would be put to good use and greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time, Sam Garb

  15. Nils Edstrom

    I have acquired a Framus Nashville guitar circa 1975 with completely shot wiring and a broken(several pieces) 6 way selector switch. Anyone out there have 1. a wiring diagram for this guitar 2. ideas on where I can get a replacement selector or 3. ideas on how to best utilise 2 humbuckers 1 tone and 1 volume. Any help greatly appreciated. Nils

  16. tom whitaker

    HI; looking for Yamaha SG 1500 wiring diagram from ’70’s. specifically output jack, I replaced the original with a single contact arm but the old one seemed to have 2(although soldered together). maybe optional switch built in for other use? with several contacts encased in bakelite which broke from old age. I believe same as gibson sg with 2 tones and volumes, 2 humbuckers with 3 way switch.
    Any help appreciated. Thanks!

  17. daryl patrick

    i’m interested in adding a rvwd strat pu to a tele and i need a tip on wiring

  18. Daryl, Go to They have all the models wireing diag. I think under support? Ithink the hi-way 1 tele is reverse wound? Phil

  19. Douglas Blocker

    I would like to have information on how to install three [3] single coil pups with no tone controls and a cut-off switch. No pup selector or tone controls, just being able to blend the three pups to the out. I am working on a Dano and the customer wants something different, this should do it. Any help will be of much help. Thank you. Doug D.R.Guitars.

  20. John Wilkins

    Ok. So I have this Charvel strat style body with rout for 1 humbucker, and one volume pot. As this is a custom re-build to honor the individual who left it in my care and then died in a horrible car accident, I chose to install a Gibson P-90 dogear p/u, and wanted to add tone for it as well. I have a 5-way inline switch in the body now, but am not totally sure how to wire the switch with 4 progressively different caps. I want position 1 to be raw pickup, but each other position will get progressively bassier. PLZ help.

  21. Mike Courtney

    I am looking for a wiring diagram for an Aria Pro II “the Cat” guitar. Pickup configuration is H/S/S with a 5 way switch, 1 master volume and 1 push/pull tone. Any help would be appreciated.

  22. Hello, I’m traying to wire a guitar with two humbuckers with a 5 way switch with coil splitting but the switch I have has 10 points in line (it’s chinesse and it is not like the ones in the diagrams) and I don’t know where each cable goes. If anybody can help me I’d be very thankful !

  23. You should try going to or the email They have some hot humbuckers and might stear you the right way. the 5 way that they[ and fender] use has 8 contacts 4 aside stagered. I may have you mixed up now!!! Go to and see the schematics badoba

  24. I need the wireing diagram for a yamaha RBX774

  25. I need a wiring diagram for a Peavey millenium bxp 5 string bass,5 knobs ,2 pick ups,active 3 band eq…If anyone could help it would be highly appreciated!thanks

  26. One of the pots on the bass guitar in our church band came loose and was turning. We didn’t catch it before it broke 4 wires loose. A schematic for a Yamaha RBX 755A five string bass would really help to get us back up and runnning.

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  28. I need a wiring diagram for 2 single coil 1 humbucker 1 volume 1 tone and a 3way switch. Thanks.

  29. Hey Danny to let you know the Jeff Beck diagram is in accurate..If you wire it up like you have it the Neck PU won’t work.. The jumper on the switch is the culprit.. Take a look at the diagram on Fender’s website and you will see what I mean.. Hope this helps.. Tony

  30. Danny, I need a wiring diagram for a Taylor 714-CE. It just quit suddenly.
    Thanks, Rusty

  31. I would like to know if its possible to wire concentric stacked pots as vol/master vol or tone/master tone controls. if so how would I do this. I have an Ibanez roadstar505 that has 3 sgl coils,5way switch and 1 vol 1 tone control at the moment. I am trying to get some added flexibilty without drilling new holes in the guitar. If this idea is feasible please let me know where a diagram or a link might be found that would show me how this is done. Any help would be appreciated.
    Thanks Jim

  32. Bob Panchyson

    Dear Sir,
    I am going to be adding two blender tone pots to my Strat and want a simple wiring diagram if you’ve got it. Thank you so if you can assist. I just found your site and appreciate your efforts.

  33. Customer brought in a Rickenbacker 3001 w/ just a p/u, 3 pots and as I recall this s not wired as a P bass, it has a tone network w/ 2 .047 caps and a 100k ohm resistor. any help?

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