Has anyone done much wiring work on their own guitars? Ive done a bit sporadically with mixed success. Fixed an output jack on a bass, installed new humbuckers on a gibson but had a grounding problem and had a music store fix it. I rewired a 5 way switch in a friend's strat 10 years ago and that worked the first time.
Right now Im fixing up a rare Martin Stinger strat from the 70s. It had some body damage which I filled in with superglue and baking soda until I could sand it smooth and repair the body shape. This worked well, now Ive gotta repaint that area and prime/buff it back to a glossy black I guess. Not as worried about that as long as its no longer a splintering exposed edge.
I also realized I have a wiring problem. I bought 3 new 250k pots, a new switch and a couple feet of insulated wire yesterday and got to work rewiring everything. Im fairly confident I got the wiring diagram right. Ill get pics of it tonight to show you my work vs the diagram if anyone's interested.
I strung a couple strings back up and Im still getting no signal. I did well on the soldering joints I think but I may have to redo the volume pot grounds. Not sure if I just don't have all of em connected directly to the pot n some are just buried in solder, or if that would matter.
The only other peculiarity is I might have to replace the pickups. The bundles of hot wires coming from the pickups are hair thin and very sparse compared to the new wire Ive installed. I would think despite the wire difference in 75 vs today that a guitar signal could travel on either type or both but who knows.
I probably need to go through checking continuity with an ohm meter or take it to a pro to double check, but if anyone is interested in this sort of thing and might be able to help Ill show you a pic of my work when I get home to see if you can spot any mistakes.
if you have no sound, (oh you should do the tap test before stringing) it's usually just conductivity, some times toy might have attached a wire to the wrong place. it should not be hard to trace. you are using original pickups?
you should be able to wire it like a strat