Prewired Telecaster Control Plate


  • Customizable
  • USA-Made
  • Easy Installation

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( 139 genuine reviews)

Customize and upgrade your Telecaster, instantly with the Lindy Fralin Telecaster Control Plate. With over 150 combinations available, you can select your options, and we’ll wire it up just how you like it. Installation involves soldering a few wires into place. As always, we only use the finest-quality USA-Made parts we can find.


Customize your Prewired Telecaster Control Plate:

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Pre-install our Volume Kit for a few extra bucks. Add Resistors to optimize your tone if you have a Tele with a Humbucker or P90 in the Neck or Bridge. Only select the Resistor where the brighter pickup will be. For instance, if you have a Humbucker Neck, add a 500K resistor to your Bridge.

Volume Pot Push-Pull Mods

You can add functionality to your tone by adding a Push-Pull Pot on your Volume Pot. Choose between our Bright Switch, Engage / Disengage Volume Kit Mod, or a regular Coil Split if you have a Humbucker.

Tone Pot Push Pull Mods

Need even more functionality? Choose between the Bright Switch, Two-Tone Cap Mod, and Series Parallel Push-Pull Mod..

Tone Cap

If the Two-Tone Cap Push-Pull Mod is chosen, select two tone cap values and use the “Notes” field to let us which cap you want in the “up” or “down” position.

Output Jack *

Let us know what Output Jack to install. The Pure Tone Output Jack contains dual tension grounds and dual positive tips for optimal signal and the lowest possible noise.

Esquire Wiring

Wiring for an Esquire? Check the box below for Eldred Wiring. We use a Film & Oil .0047 cap for a unique tone. Note: This mod is for Single Pickup Guitars only.

Left Handed

We can make your control plate in a Left-Handed configuration. Please note that Push Pull Pot mods are unavailable in a Left-Handed configuration.

Additional Information:

To speed up your Control Plate, we need to know which tone cap goes where – please use this field to give us all information!


Due to the nature of Raw Nickel, Raw Nickel may contain slight cosemetic defects or abrasions.


We recommend using 2-Conductor With Shield Lead when purchasing a single pickup. 2-Conductor lead allows you to reverse the phase should you have phase issues. Learn About Lead Choice

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Our Pre-Wired Telecaster Control Plate is designed by you and built by us. Chrome and Aged Nickel Prewired Control Plates come loaded with the highest quality materials available – from CRL® Switches to CTS® Pots. Of course, all our parts are made in the USA and are assembled and wired by hand in Richmond, VA.

Look & Feel

We offer Chrome Telecaster Control Plates and Aged Nickel Telecaster Control Plates. Aged Nickel Telecaster Control Plates all have a unique patina to them to make them look slightly reliced and older. Due to the aging process, each Aged Nickel Telecaster Control Plate is unique, and no two are alike.


We can wire up your Tele Control Plate a couple of different ways: Normal Orientation and Flipped Orientation.

  • Normal Orientation: With a Normal Orientation Telecaster Control Plate, your switch is closest to the headstock.
  • Flipped Orientation: With a Flipped Orientation, the Control Plate orients with the Switch closest to the Output Jack, and the Volume Pot closest to the headstock. This is great for those who love to utilize volume swells.

Lindy Fralin Pickups Normal Or Flipped Orientation











We can wire up your switch a couple of different ways – here are your options:

  • 3-Way CRL: This will give you normal Telecaster functionality – Bridge Only / Bridge – Neck / Neck Only.
  • 5-Way CRL: This is perfect for Nashville Telecasters, with three pickups.

Pot value:

Choose 250K Pots if you have single-coil Telecaster pickups or pickups that are brighter. 250K pots will make darker sounding pickups too dark and muddy.

Choose 500K Pots if you have Humbuckers, P-90’s, or other dark-sounding pickups. 500K pots will make single-coil Telecaster pickups sound too shrill.

Tone Cap Value:

Read up on our Tone Caps here.

  • .02 mfd sounds excellent on most Fender guitars and will give you a medium roll-off in tone.
  • .05 mfd will offer a much deeper and darker roll-off than .02.
  • Magic Cap: This is a low capacitance cap (.0015 mfd) and only works on the Bridge Pickup only. The effect is extremely subtle – not like a regular cap. It tends to make treble strings sound slightly fatter.










  • Can you wire it up without the Chrome Plate? As it turns out, No. If this matters to you, you can pull out all the wiring once you receive it to put it in your Control Plate. It’s just too time-consuming and unsafe to ship without a solid control plate holding everything together.
  • Can I return my Control Plate? No. Since these are so custom and made to order, all Telecaster Control Plate sales are final, and not available for exchange or return.
  • What if I don’t see what I want? Please use the “Notes” field on the checkout screen to type in any special requests. Use this field to describe how you want it wired as well if you wish to have anything customized. We’ll make it to your specs.










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Installation is easy, and only takes  a few steps. Check out our in-depth Telecaster Control Plate Installation Guide Below:

Telecaster Control Plate Installation Guide










Tech Specs:

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Prewired Telecaster Control Plate FAQ's

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Customer Reviews

139 Genuine Reviews for Prewired Telecaster Control Plate

  1. Jason Ferris

    This control plate was so beautiful and built with so much detail and pride, that I couldn’t install it right away. I had to keep it out for friends to see. The new levels of tones and the flexibility of the sound really opened up what a Telecaster can do. It brought new life to an old friend. Thank you everyone, from top to bottom at Fralin pickups.

  2. William Shaddox

    Verified Purchase

    My plate arrived beautifully constructed, cleanly soldered, and functions absolutely perfectly. It came with really clear and easy to follow instruction too. Thanks!

  3. Jason Drouilhet

    Verified Purchase

    High Quality and Works Great!
    I chose the bright switch option on the tone knob and have the .02 tone cap installed. It sounds great with the new Blues Special pickups I also installed. Great customer service and outstanding products!

  4. Steffin Ratliff

    Verified Purchase

    The customer added no additional comments.

  5. Eric Weatherman

    Verified Purchase

    My pre-wired Tele plate is amazing! The solder job was stellar and so easy to install!

  6. Lito Rodriguez

    Verified Purchase

    Solid Craftsmanship
    After replacing the stock control plate with Fralin’s pre-wired plate, the control of both volume and tone improved dramatically! Dynamics and touch sensitivity are more present than before and it totally changes the way I play this guitar. Much more inspiring!

  7. Darrell Herbert

    Verified Purchase

    Easy install! Looks, sounds, and feels great. Highly recommended!

  8. Albert Hudelson

    Verified Purchase

    Excellent Controls!
    Great pre-assembled controls that fit in my custom built Telecaster. They work and sound fantastic.

  9. Michael Stampler

    Verified Purchase

    These electronics sound great, feel great, and look great.

  10. Richard Rhode

    Verified Purchase

    Great! Had problems at first. Tyler narrowed it down to a faulty volume pot. He sent me another ASAP. P.S. Judging from the times and dates on his e-mails, it appears he’s on the job 24/7.

  11. Peter Zarkadas

    Verified Purchase

    Dummy proof
    Replaced the plate from an 81 Tokai breezy sound Tele. The Fralin arrived looking like a work of art compared to the original soddering work. The .02 tone cap seems just right to me. I appreciate all the Fralin YouTube vids on tonecaps, learned a lot.

  12. Helmut Zahn

    Verified Purchase

    Definitely worth it!

    Got this to complement my Frailin Blues Specials. The controls feel high quality, there is no loss of sound dailing the volume down and every position on the tone knob is useable. Got the aged version which goes great with the brushed nickel on the neck pup. Looks and sounds like a million dollars now!

  13. Nigel Houghton

    Verified Purchase

    Perfect. The control plate matches the pickups I bought for quality and they are a requirement for anyone who has a telecaster. The push/pull pots are great and I wish I had the same ones on my PRS…now there’s a thought, maybe I should just order the pots.

  14. Seth Patterson

    Verified Purchase

    I’m just blown away by how smooth and solid everything feels!

  15. Ronald Webb

    Verified Purchase

    Prewired 5-way Tele Control Plate:
    The 5-way Telecaster control plate worked perfectly in my Hybrid Tele, in which I had added a center humbucking pickup. EXCELLENT work and components helped make a TROUBLE-FREE transition.

  16. Jeremy Smith

    Verified Purchase

    Customer added no additional comments

  17. Doug Curtis

    Verified Purchase

    I am impressed! Excellent craftsmanship. Easy to install and works great. I will certainly be a returning customer.

  18. Henry Johnson

    Verified Purchase

    Finally That Darned Selector Switch is Out Of The Way!
    As advertised, it dropped right in my American Made Tele and sounds great with the tone cap option. Most important though is I don’t bump into that friggin selector switch when reaching down for the volume pot with my ring finger while playing. Worth every penny!

  19. Johnnie Bias

    Verified Purchase

    Rewired and revived.

    I bought my American Standard Tele new In 94, since then it’s seen a lot of miles, a lot of bars and three different cases. Just like me it needed a little work so on advice from other players I called Fralin Pickups. It was a big surprise when a real live player/tech answered the phone on a Saturday afternoon and help me decide on what I needed for my old friend. Eight days later I was installing the Fralin reverse pre-loaded Tele control and the Blues Special pickups. If you can make coffee you can install these controls and pickups. It took me an hour from tear down to tuneup, I plugged straight my Vibrolux, my beloved Tele is born again and I joined a gym. Thank you for the new life.
    Johnnie Bias

  20. Scott Steele

    Verified Purchase

    I had to get 500K pots to go with P.A.F. humbuckers, and I also wanted to flip the controls, so I went with the Fralin pre-wired control plate. It made it very easy to swap everything out and connect the new pickups. Some quick soldering…screw everything back down and give it new strings…done!

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  • Aged Control Plates are aged by hand and feature slight defects and a raw look. We cannot guarantee that the plate you receive will look like our photos - they are all unique.
  • We cannot guarantee finish matching of the plate and knobs perfectly. Because of this, we cannot provide a return to you if you are unhappy with the finish matching of our Prewired Telecaster Control Plate.
  • Our parts and wire lengths are designed to work seamlessly with our Prewired Telecaster Control Plate. Due to various guitar and instrument designs, we cannot guarantee that our parts will fit properly, and due to this, we do not offer Wiring Harnesses.