#1
Here's the story:

My guitar has been sitting, unused for almost 3 months now and I miss playing it. Prior to those 3 months, it was working like a charm. It wasn't until I changed the strings that I decided to clean the body (as I usually do upon changing strings). I wanted to do a thorough clean so I loosened the bridges so I can get in there but when I put the bridge back, there was a big issue with the feedback (I must have unknowingly loosened the ground). I wanted to try to fix it but I honestly don't know what I am doing. I don't even know where the ground is on the guitar. I pretty much tore the guitar apart and now there are wires and pots everywhere. I didn't do this on purpose. This guitar is pretty old and the wires just broke off.

Now my question:

How much would it cost to rewire this guitar completely? The only wire that remained connected is the one from the 3-way switch to the jack. Also I think it's important to mention that this guitar has a hollow body.
#2
Shouldn't be that much. Do you want to replace stuff or just stick it back together?

If you don't like the stock pups then the former may be good - if its that old then pots could probably do with replacing. You can get whole kits and, if your not happy with that and its a standard set-up then a luither should do it for £55 - my guide (what I paid once) depending on ease of assess and wiring. Its a hollowbopdy, so it might be a nuisance! (Why I aint touching my pups on my gibby)


http://www.axetec.co.uk/axetec%20guitar%20parts%20spares%20pickups_029.htm

http://www.axesrus.com/


Also, you may want to make a thread in the GB&C forum, because they are all super smart on such stuff over there!


I say DIY it and lean a bit as you do, as long as it isnt a really posh guitar!

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Last edited by IYanoplathizoI at Jul 1, 2011,
#3
I was thinking about just using the same pots / switch / wires. I just pretty much want to stick it back together and make it sound how it sounded before. What are the benefits of using new pots?
#4
If you take it to a shop, they'll take a look, tot up what they could get away with charging, then add labour and tax.

DIY.