Silver Supporting Member
Fewer knobs and switches, the better. I like having it stripped down. The Telecaster is great in that way but I don’t like Telecasters unfortunately.I'm wondering why you did that. My solution for the three-hole, two knob problem was to install a switch that engaged the neck pickup, so I can have b+n or all three in addition to the usual combinations.
Everything is 100% reversible. I haven’t dug any holes I can’t dig myself out of and while it all looks like a hack job on the outside, the guts are extremely clean and beautifully wired. This guitar is like a barn find Chevelle with a perfectly rebuild drivetrain underneath all the exterior garbage.It's as though you've dug a hole, then dug another twice as deep in order to have something to shovel into the first one.
But in fairness you've stated that one of your objectives was to be different, so fair play.
How about using the jack plate to stencil the shape onto a thin wood veneer, cut that with a hacksaw, smooth the edges, perhaps paint it, drill two screw holes for fitting and attach?
I really like the wood idea. Would be cool to find a crappy piece of scrap wood with a cool beat up look to it. I have an old junk tube radio I could possibly hack up since it’s too far gone for a restoration.