1955 Solar Tele/Esquire .05mf/150v Capacitor Repro
Here is an alternative cap for your Early to Mid '50s Telecasters and Esquires. This brown paper/wax cap was manufactured by Solar and occasionally turns up soldered to the switch in Telecasters as a '50s factory mod to the Dark Circuit which normally used a .1mf square Phone Book cap. You can solder one to the tone pot as well. Whether you're restoring a nice vintage guitar or building a new relic, you won't find the right caps anywhere else for love or money. These are handmade one at a time to look just like the real deal. I start with NOS vintage Vitamin Q type caps (the best sounding caps in the world and the only type of vintage cap that doesn't degrade and fall apart), I seal them in clay to match the dimensions of the originals (and to keep hot soldering irons from destroying the finished product). Then I wrap them in reproduction nitrocellulose/paper wrappers and seal them with 40 year old paraffin. What you get is a truly vintage cap, in perfect working order, that looks just like the real deal and won't go bad on you
The Luxe Radio & Musical Instrument Co. was founded in 2004, as an American manufacturer of early and mid-20th century style electronic components. Through intensive research and experimentation we recreate hard to find vintage electronic parts: sourcing original materials, manufacturers, and equipment to make our products as close to the original part as possible: in appearance, materials, manufacture and in performance. Ideal for accurate restorations and for new builds with a heritage look and feel.
Our business motto is simple: Make high quality, authentic, historic electronic parts available for the people who need them.
1956-1960 style Luxe Oil-Filled .022mF Bumble Bee Capacitors
9 years in development, these are brand new, made in the U.S.A. in the Luxe Radio workshop, to Vintage Specs.
Each cap is hand wound on a 1932 Sprague Specialties Co. Winding Machine replica using exact vintage spec foil and paper film. They're hand soldered, hand cast in oven-proof thermoplastic, hot vacuum impregnated with pure castor oil and hand-painted.
These parts are fresh from the time machine and authentic inside AND out.
Ships complete with Vintage Correct Wiring Diagrams, Mini Guitar Case box and Case Sticker.
We are the manufacturers, the caps will ship directly from us, and, as Always, everything is Guaranteed 100%.