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ObsidianWire®

LP Vintage MKII

MKII for Les Paul® (Vintage 50s & Modern 60s Wiring)

Available Exclusively at Solo Guitars Canada

Super Easy, Solder-less Install
Key Features:

  • Selectable 'Vintage 50's' / '60's Plus' Wiring
  • Smoother Volume & Tone Control
  • Dual 'Split Coil' Upgrade Option
  • Includes Pro-Wired Switch & Jack
  • Fits Gibson® LP®
  • Fits Most Epiphone® LP® with adjustments

  • Hurry, only 16 items left in stock!
MKII for Les Paul® (Vintage 50s & Modern 60s Wiring)
ObsidianWire Les Paul Wiring Harness - Solderless Install (Vintage MKII)
ObsidianWire Les Paul Wiring Harness - Solderless Install (Vintage MKII) Dual Split Coil
MKII for Les Paul® (Vintage 50s & Modern 60s Wiring)
MKII for Les Paul® (Vintage 50s & Modern 60s Wiring)
ObsidianWire Pro-Wired Les Paul Switch
MKII for Les Paul® (Vintage 50s & Modern 60s Wiring) MKII for Les Paul® (Vintage 50s & Modern 60s Wiring)

A Complete Wiring Upgrade - for Les Paul®

The MKII for Les Paul® (Vintage 50s & Modern 60s Wiring)

  • Selectable 'Vintage 50's' / '60's Plus' Wiring
  • Smoother Volume & Tone Control
  • Dual 'Split Coil' Upgrade Option
  • Includes Pro-Wired Switch & Jack
  • Fits Gibson® LP®
  • Fits Most Epiphone® LP® with adjustments

Details

Description

ObsidianWire solderless install logo

Super Easy, Solder-less Install
All Obsidian® Pro-Wired Electronics are super easy to install, and allow for solder-less pickup changes with Obsidian® Plug, Play & Enjoy connectors. 

 

"New for 2023 

Add the 'Dual 'Split Coil' Upgrade Option' - add a push/pull coil tap switch to each volume control. *Requires Compatible Split Coil (Four Conductor) Pickups"

The ObsidianWire Les Paul® Wiring Harness

The Obsidian® Vintage MKII for Les Paul® is a comprehensive upgrade over stock wiring, that also combines 'Vintage 50's' and '60's Plus' wiring in one product. You can choose between the vintage roll back of the traditional 'Vintage 50's' harness, and superior clarity of the more modern '60's Plus' wiring with the flick of the switch. 

You get a switch for each pickup, so if you want to run a 'Vintage 50's' setup on the neck pickup, and an Obsidian® '60's Plus' setup for the bridge pickup, YOU CAN.

We also give you the option to upgrade to 'DUAL SC (COIL SPLIT)' for even more versatility

'VINTAGE 50'S' MODE

Allow for some treble roll off when you roll back your volume control for an easy bridge between perfect warm cleans and searing leads.

The 'Vintage 50's' wiring mod is a super popular Les Paul wiring upgrade that reverts your stock LP wiring back to the glory days, and the beginning of the Vintage Les Paul. This is our most popular and personal favorite Les Paul wiring.

'60'S PLUS' MODE

Prevent treble loss when you roll back the volume for greater clarity and cut through at reduced volume levels.

The Obsidian® '60's Plus' wiring is made for clarity and cut through with an improved circuit that will help you retain treble at all volume levels.  

For a full run down on different Les Paul wiring types, check out our full guide - Click Here

DUAL SC (COIL SPLIT)

Turn your humbuckers in to single coils, and back again
To add true versatility to your guitar we build in Obsidian® Dual SC, allowing you to split each of your humbuckers in to singlecoils for lower output, more dynamic tones.

Obsidian® Dual SC is built in to your volume controls using push/pull pots, so no extra mods are required to your guitar.
- Requires split coil compatible humbuckers

BOTH SWITCHES DOWN

  • 1: Bridge Humbucker
  • 2: Bridge Humbucker + Neck Humbucker
  • 3: Neck Humbucker

BOTH SWITCHES UP

  • 1: Bridge Single Coil
  • 2: Bridge Single Coil + Neck Single Coil
  • 3: Neck Single Coil

NECK VOL. UP - BRIDGE VOL. DOWN

  • 1: Bridge Humbucker
  • 2: Bridge Humbucker + Neck Single Coil
  • 3: Neck Single Coil

NECK VOL. DOWN + BRIDGE VOL. UP

  • 1: Bridge Single Coil
  • 2: Bridge Single Coil + Neck Humbucker
  • 3: Neck Humbucker


Specs

BUILT IN HOUSE WITH

  • Potentiometers: Obsidian® Custom CTS® 500k Pots (+/-10%) Split Shaft / 24 Spline
  • Capacitors: (150 Series Polyester Film 0.022uf) (+/-5%)
  • Switch: Obsidian® Select Pro-Wired Toggle Switch
  • Jack: Pro-Wired Switchcraft® J11 Mono // OR Pure Tone® Mono Multi-Contact 1/4 in

Compatibility

MADE TO FIT

  • Gibson® Les Paul®
  • MOST Epiphone® Les Paul® (Requires new knobs and wider holes as below)

  • Always Check: Layout Guide
  • Hole Size: 3/8" (9.5mm) mounting holes
  • Knobs: Use Only US spec 24 spline knobs (Do NOT use metric / 'Import' style knobs
  • Pickups: Works with Humbuckers and P90s // with modern or vintage braided wires.
  • Coil Splitting: Requires Compatible four conductor pickups

DOES NOT FIT

  • Does NOT fit: Lefty, three pickup Les Paul®, or any other guitar or Les Paul® Copy.

Install

For install help and other resources please go to our Info Hub.

Shipping

US Based Fulfillment:

We ship from Michigan, USA.

Please note that due to the way in-state taxes are collected, we cannot ship website orders within Michigan state. If you are based in Michigan, please order through our Amazon store here as this is set up to collect the required sales taxes. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Canada

Shipping method: Business days: Price (US$ Aprox.)
ECONOMY POST 7 - 21 8.99
DHL PACKET 5 - 10 13.99

 

Taxes and duties

Obsidian® DOES NOT pay duties, taxes or customs clearance charges.

Duties and taxes charged by your local customs agency, will be your own responsibility.

If you live outside the USA, we recommend checking with your own country's customs agency what these may be prior to ordering. 

If you are concerned, consider ordering from dealer near you 

International Dealers

  • Solderless Install

    Super easy to install, and allow for solder-less pickup changes with Obsidian® Plug, Play & Enjoy connectors.

  • Pro-Grade Quality

    The absolute best guitar wiring upgrades, using custom specified parts and perfected techniques to ensure that your harness will be an upgrade for you and your guitar. Every time.

  • Greater Functionality

    Guitar electronics that will deliver a greater range of sounds from your pickups, with more switching options, and more dynamic setups to suit your guitar.

  • Improved Sound

    Guitar wiring that allows the full dynamic range of your pickups, and just as importantly, help find a harness that is matched to you.

Customer Reviews

Based on 99 reviews
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Chuck (Glendora, US)
Build Quality:
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Excellent
Functionality:
Same as stock
Greater range of sounds
Sound:
Terrible
Amazing
Fantastic Harness!

Installed this in a 1990 Les Paul Custom and very pleased with the results. It sounded great before but this improved the sound even more. Guess my wires were getting a bit old. It was extremely easy to install and had no issues fitting it in and t he original knobs fit too. Love the 50s/60s switch option as well.

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Michael Jacks (Seattle, US)
Install Time: 30 - 60 minutes
Build Quality:
Very bad
Excellent
Functionality:
Same as stock
Greater range of sounds
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Out standing

This was a outstanding purchase to up grade this guitar. The quality is absolutely great top notch.
I'm not a guitar expert but electronics I get and this fits the build.50/60s selection is great knob function is Smooth and positive the coil spilt was really not needed but tried it anyhow.id say the pickup wire from the dimarzio pickups are a little fine I tinned the wires before trying to get them in the slots,once anchored they work fine.
Myself I'd like to see a small screw terminal instead of a push to connect. Maybe a Farrell and male end for the insert to be more positive. Once it's all in it works perfectly and as expected.
I have 2 more guitars to play with so I'm sure I'll be buying again.

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Evan F Williams (Miamisburg, US)
Install Time: 1 Hour +
Build Quality:
Very bad
Excellent
Functionality:
Same as stock
Greater range of sounds
Sound:
Terrible
Amazing
Disappointed

The post took forever. The package actually languished for a solid week in a single facility. When I finally got it, it wasn't a compatible size despite what I was led to believe. Suffice to say I am struggling to take a dremel to my gibson to accomodate a wiring harness; I haven't been able to try the product yet.

I am building a new guitar now. Sunk cost fallacy.

If I could go back, I'd just wire it up myself. The payout to effort ratio isn't worth this headache to me. Leaving all slidersfor ratings in the middle because I can't give it an earnest review.

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Ed Malone (Dallas, US)
Install Time: 1 Hour +
Build Quality:
Very bad
Excellent
Functionality:
Same as stock
Greater range of sounds
Sound:
Terrible
Amazing
Easy, not instant

After several years of frustrating tones out of my 2017 Gibson Les Paul I decided to go back to basics on my wiring. My LP model was a Traditional Pro IV and I absolutely hated the wiring complexity, options, pickups and tone. I bought a set of Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates and let a local guitar shop install them, coil split. Awful. They wired it so the volume controls did nothing and mixing volume and tone was the only way to get anything out of it; volume had to be changed at the amp. Useless. I bought the Vintage MKII and installed it. Very small pickup wires made it challenging but it was worth it. My LP never sounded better and grounding is absolutely silent. Getting the Obsidian was an inspired choice and now I love playing with complete control of my volume and tone mixing and I do not miss the coil split at all. 50s and 60s choices is great. Thanks, Obsidian for making a great product.

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Wayne Sallee (Brandon, US)
Install Time: 30 - 60 minutes
Build Quality:
Very bad
Excellent
Functionality:
Same as stock
Greater range of sounds
Sound:
Terrible
Amazing
Great product

This is my 3rd purchase of Obsidian products.
Highly recommend! However with this latest purchase the 3 way switch fell apart during installation. Also the speed knobs do not fit properly. They set to high above the body of the guitar.