Prewired Telecaster Control Plate


  • Customizable
  • USA-Made
  • Easy Installation
( 142 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










Customer Reviews

142 Genuine Reviews for Prewired Telecaster Control Plate

  1. Pete Boyle

    Verified Purchase

    Lefty Esquire control plate. Awesome and informative!

  2. Michael Ladd

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  3. David Knox

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  4. Brian Town

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  5. Stephen Garvy

    Verified Purchase

    Installing the prewired tele plat was so easy even I could do it! Works great, sounds great an looks great! What more is there to say except; awesome!!!

  6. Steve Clark

    Verified Purchase

    Push pull tone control – I love it. Wiring was very professional. Tone cap makes the bridge pickup much more manageable.

  7. Bruce Rust

    Verified Purchase

    Great item and service. Called with a question and got great response.

  8. Tyler Hayden

    Verified Purchase

    Top shelf quality
    Couldnt be happier with the plate, detailed installation instruction, and customer service. Lindy customer for life!

  9. Gerry McCormick

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    Customer added no additional comments

  10. Jerome Duvigneau

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    Customer added no additional comments

  11. James Little

    Verified Purchase

    Perfect, as usual. Top notch build quality, easily customizable, clear, simple instructions, etc. what’s not to love? Can’t beat a Fralin product!

  12. Billy Busic

    Verified Purchase


    Putting in Steel Pole 42 Tele pickups, I wanted to make sure I had the right pots, caps, etc. Lindy took the time to see what I needed then had a wired control plate done. Drop-in and play!

  13. Allan Ladd

    Verified Purchase

    The Prewired Control Plate is perfect, highly recommend.

  14. Peter Stefan

    Verified Purchase

    Just Perfect. I ordered this for a self-built Telecaster and it fits and works great. I’m not that great with a soldiering Iron but this was super easy to just drop in place, solder a couple of contact points, and I was finished!

  15. Nigel Houghten

    Verified Purchase

    Customer added no additional comments

  16. Fernando Vincenzini

    Verified Purchase

    Just as expected

    Fralin never disappoints! Flawless execution and doesn’t rob any tone from my 51 Nocaster pups. I didn’t have any use for the original Nocaster setup. The new Fralin pre-wired plate was the right choice. I have all the control and expression and then some. Thank you guys. You don’t just deliver great pickups, you deliver tone!

  17. Steve Hall

    Verified Purchase

    Aged chrome Tele pre-wired control plate
    Fantastic! Aged chrome looks great, simple to wire, wonderful instructions. The knobs, pots and switch are top notch.

  18. Edward Wholley

    Verified Purchase

    Tele build for my friend: You guys do great work. I have another Tele I want to swap the pickups out of. I know I will order from Fralin.

  19. Francis Gilbert

    Verified Purchase

    Sweet. Love the series switch!

  20. Deric Mendes

    Verified Purchase

    Crisp, Clean and Customized

    Lindy asked if I go for darker “jazzy” tones with my Tele. I typically don’t. I have other guitars for that. He then asked if I ever use the tone knob. I sometimes do, though just to roll off some of the harsher highs that can come from a Tele being played through a vintage Deluxe Reverb. So he recommended I give his Magic Cap a try. I did. It’s perfect for the way I play my Tele. As a singer who also plays the lead, It’s especially helpful in a live setting. With a standard cap, you have to be very accurate as to not roll too much off and end up with too dark of a tone going into a solo. With the Magic Cap, there’s more range of motion on the knob so I can dial in the tone I want much quicker and without needing to be as accurate. Even if I turn it all the way, my tone doesn’t get muddy.

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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.