#1
hi i am upgrading the wiring and pickups in my epi les paul i have this wiring diagram can some body tell me if the red and white wire are to be connected to each other or weather the diagram is just telling you that they are not used the black bit on the diagram is a little comfusing

http://www.donhofstee.nl/?download=gibson.pdf
#2
Connect the wires, and wrap electrical tape around them to protect the connection.