920D Custom TESQ-ELD-C Esquire 3-Way Control Plate
Any 920D Custom 3-Way Control Plate is far from stock. This pre-wired, drop-in piece is based on the Eldred Esquire tele wiring mod. Our control plate is the ultimate upgrade to polish and improve your tone.
- 1 - Chrome Control Plate
- 2 - Chrome Knurled Flat Knobs
- 2 - 920D Custom 450G Series 250K Pots by CTS
- 1 - Genuine CRL USA 3-Way Switch with Black Switch Tip
- 1 - .047µF Orange Drop Capacitor by Sprague Electric
- 1 - 3300 pF Ceramic Capacitor
- 1- Pure Tone Output Jack
- 920D Custom Signature Wiring by Gavitt Wire
This rear position is the same as on a standard Esquire. The pickup is routed through the volume control only, with the tone control bypassed for a hotter, louder lead sound with extra highs.
This middle position is also the same as on a standard Esquire, with the pickup routed through the volume and tone controls. It sounds a little warmer than position #1.
In the front position of the Eldred Esquire wiring, the pickup is routed through a single, capacitor and volume control, with the tone control bypassed once again.
920D Custom Signature Wiring
All 920D Custom products are highlighted with our signature orange wire. Gavitt Wire, a leading producer of premium guitar wire, has agreed to custom manufacture our signature cloth covered pushback wire, and we believe it is the perfect choice for hotrodding your guitar. The wire is built with an outer waxed cotton layer and an inner Celanese braid that provides impressive ruggedness while still maintaining a 22 gauge thickness. Limiting the amount of wire on each build compliments your choice of pickups by creating the perfect balance between capacitance and resistance.
920D Custom 450G Series Potentiometers
920D Custom potentiometers are used in this build. Our pots are manufactured by CTS to our exact specifications and are metered for accuracy before being used in any 920D Custom gear.
We specify a 10% audio taper, accompanied with a low rotational torque rating of 0.50-2.00 in.oz (compared to the industry standard 0.75-6.00 in.oz rating) to provide a buttery knob sweep.
We hold potentiometer tolerances to ±10%. The industry standard is ±20%. Tightening potentiometer tolerances will help you accurately shape your tone.
Pure Tone 1/4” Output Jack
We exclusively use Pure Tone output jacks in all builds. Why? Because they’re unquestionably better than the old, industry standard. Period.
We’ve all heard the crackle of a weak connection caused by pressure grounds. This is due to the old style jack only having 1 squared-off point of contact trying to meet a rounded ¼” plug. Pure Tone has completely changed that.
Pure Tone’s multi-contact ¼” output jack has 4 rounded contact points that hold the ¼” plug firmly in place. With 4 times the contact points, all of the dreaded cracks, snaps, and pops are gone for good. Trust us, the second you plug into this jack, you’ll never want to go back.
Sprague Orange Drop Capacitors
We’ve used Sprague Orange Drop Capacitors in our builds since day 1. Orange Drop Polyester Film/Foil Capacitors are wound from the most reliable polyester film and aluminum foil available and are protected by a rugged conformal coating of orange epoxy.
All of that to say, these capacitors do a tremendous job of warming up your tone and taking away some of the bite of an overly bright sound. Like our potentiometers, these capacitors are held to a ±10% tolerance.
CRL 3 Way Switch
Our TESQ-ELD-C is built using a genuine CRL 3 Way Switch. These switches are well known for their durability and noise-free reliability. CRL Switches are rated to last a lifetime. This switch is, hands-down, the switch you want in your tele.
Hand-Built In The U.S.A.
All 920D Custom creations are hand-built by experienced technicians at our headquarters in Conway, Arkansas. We treat your new gear like it’s going into one of our own guitars. Every millimeter of wire is cut precisely, every solder joint is perfectly smooth and symmetrical, and every bend is purposeful and direct. We hold everything to a tremendous level of quality because we know the smallest details matter and we take great pride in our work.