We're getting a lot geeky here - but it's something I never really thought about...what effect does types of wire have? According to the article - there's 3m+ worth of wiring in a typical strat...!
If you tinker with guitars, you’ll encounter many types of wire inside the control cavities, as well as a wide selection of related tools. It really pays to understand the properties of different types of wire and how to work with each one of them—especially if you want the best results from your DIY efforts. We began our informal series on wire by discussing tools and exploring cloth-covered wire—the product that started it all in the ’50s. (If you missed this, check out “Working with Wire.”)
Now let’s examine what’s lurking inside most modern production instruments and amps: plastic-coated wire. Typically only vintage-flavored reissues use cloth and braided wire today, while boutique builders usually use high-grade audiophile products, such as Teflon-coated silver wire. Everything else features plastic-coated wire, with polyvinyl chloride (PVC) being the most common form of insulation. Why?
Check out the Premier Guitar article here