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Old 14th May 2010 | Show parent
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Hand wired could mean about anything as long as "hands" are involved I guess.
It sounds like more of a marketing department or advertising department term.
It is obviously a way to evoke thoughts and association with older and vintage equipment.

The term that has been historically used is point-to-point wiring which was the wiring techniques used prior to printed circuit board designs.
Fender, Marshall, Vox and all tube amps until recently used this.
Yes, there was often a circuit board, but it was often a solder post type.

When I see the words point-to-point wiring I think of manufacturing that DOES NOT have circuit board mounted pots, tube sockets and large components.
In fact, I don't picture a PRINTED circuit board of any type.

The terms point-to-point or hand-wiring do not really signify any inherent quality or audio attribute.