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Electronics in Hollowbodies

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by tplyons, Feb 12, 2004.


  1. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    I've been asked to rewire my friend's brand new ES-335 with coil tapping, and I know exactly how to do it, only I don't know how to get inside the guitar. There's no back control plate, so how do I get inside to rewire?
     
  2. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Do I just unscrew the pots, pull all the wires out through the F-hole and do it from there? Get everything back in with wierd tools to line things up right?
     
  3. Yep, that's the way... :spit:

    Jaco could do it with his 9" fingers!

    You might want to do a search over on the MIMF in the archives about this subject. The builders over there have come up with many interesting solutions to this prob.
     
  4. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Sweet, ES-335 here I come.

    Just let me ask, do you think it makes more sense to have seperate switches for splitting each humbucker or the same switch? My friend is thinking about dropping a 500T in the bridge and leaving the '57 Classic in the neck...