What you need
- - Relevant screwdrivers
- - A spanner for the pots’ lock nuts
- - Soldering iron and solder
- - New pickups if you’re changing them
- - New pots, caps and wire if you’re changing them
- - Some fishing line, nylon thread or similar
- - A body-less jack lead (small enough to go through the jack socket hole in the guitar’s top)
- - Relevant wiring diagram (trySeymour Duncan's)
- - An extra pair of hands is always good
1. Work in a clear, well-lit area. Put something soft under the guitar body and support the neck so there’s not undue pressure on either neck or headstock. The four pots, switch and jack are all wired together beneath the top, with the pickups attached to the neck and bridge volume controls respectively.
So to rewire the lot, it all has to come out through the lower F-hole, one component by one.
NOTE: If you’re only changing the pickups - not all the wiring - only the two volume pots need to come out!