Brian Nutter is an instructor at Guitar Craft Academy Nashville

When wiring your guitar, be sure to keep it neat. Keep all of your leads short. To do this, I make a “cut list.” I pre-measure and cut all of my wire to each specific link. Then, once everything is wired, I zip-tie my leads together to keep everything in place.

Loose wiring can rattle underneath a pick guard or control cavity, causing noise. It also has the potential to create grounding issues that could cause noise or your circuit to completely fail. The photos here show the circuit for my Astro Captain before and after wiring.

– Brian Nutter