Hello, I am trying to avoid buying more hookup wire for my instruments and would like to use "reclaimed" materials. 

I have all kinds of various electronics laying around that have wires in them. 

Would telephone cable be a good choice, can I use that?

What about network cable?

What are the rules to using cable, what should be acceptable and unacceptable?

thanks, 

KK

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KK,

Most commercial guitar wiring that I've seen in my own guitars looks like 24- gauge stranded copper wire. Speaker wire might also work. You might wanna go to Radio Shack and see if they still sell a wire gauge sizing template; HD and Lowe's may also have such in the Electrical section. Then you could check the gauge of your network or phone cable. Thinner wire has a higher gauge number, thicker wire usually has a smaller number, often labeled "AWG."

Take your question over to the "CBG Wiring and Electronics" group here on CBN, and there will be wiring experts to help you.

Oily

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