As Tel predicted, it has not taken long for me to have this recently aquired lovely guitar in bits, and having a new set of pickups fitted, and new pots and wiring done to boot. I was originally intending to just fit the new pickups to the stock wiring harness, and also just add treble bleed circuits to the volume pots. But as soon as I had the stock wiring out of the guitar, I knew I wanted to change it - the stock volume pots are linear, which isn't my preference with a parallel cap/resistor treble bleed, and also I prefer CTS pots to the stock mini ones, and had 4 spare CTS 500K log, so...
Anyhow, when I first removed the wiring gubbins from the guitar, I had a strong "oh s&^% what have I done moment" and wondered if I'd ever be able to get the guitar back to working condition again. Working on semi acoustic wiring is really not for the faint-hearted. When I'd had chance to calm down and think about things, I did form a plan of attack though, and have spent the last couple of days making a new wiring harness, of which some photos now follow:
The first two shots are the diagram I made to work from - I need to have something that looks more or less like a physical representation of the shape of the overall wiring - and also the Ibanez wiring scheme I found on the web to use, which is basically the same as the stock wiring in my guitar anyhow.
Then a pic of the wiring harness I've now made, which I finished today, and finally the old wiring just after I'd removed it, and was thinking what have I done, and other less polite phrases. I've used the stock 3 way toggle switch and jack for the new wiring.
Also I've had to ream out the holes for the pots in the guitar to fit the CTS ones, which was a bit of a "should I be doing this?" kind of thing as well, but in the end I managed a pretty neat job just carefully using a decent round section file I have, and going slowly.
All fascinating stuff anyhow, and more to come, you lucky people.