Wednesday, February 20, 2008
stock design insufficient? modify!
The person who owns this tele plays in such a way that his hand consistently runs into the 3-way pickup select blade switch, inadvertently knocking it out of position. The modification is to install a Gibson-style pickup select switch in a different location on the top of the guitar, which is pretty straightforward. What makes this particular modification interesting is that Glade is required to find some way to make the slot where the blade switch was not look like an empty space. Glade's solution is to cut a small piece of fretwire to fit the slot, which he then rounds & smoothes to make it look pretty. Glade is the Guitar MacGyver.