CRL 3-way Lever Switch

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CRL pickup selector switches are famous for durable, noise-free reliability and easy wiring since the early days of electric instruments.

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CRL 3-way Lever Switch

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CRL pickup selector switches are famous for durable, noise-free reliability and easy wiring since the early days of electric instruments.

First choice of guitarists, made in USA
You asked for the best, and CRLs from StewMac give you more: FREE knobs, a handy wiring diagram, and versatile extra-length stainless steel mounting screws (you can install the switch in a carved guitar top, as well as a standard pickguard or control plate).


  • Switch knobs: black barrel and top-hat for Tele®
  • Phillips roundhead 6-32 x 5/8" stainless mounting screws

Body cavity depth required 1-3/8" (34.93mm)
Mounting screw spacing 1-5/8" (41.28mm)
Lever stem .052" x .188" (1.32mm x 4.78mm)
Pickguard slot required 1/16" x 1-1/16" (1.59mm x 26.99mm) (for the lever)

Product Instructions

3-way CRL Lever Switch

Installation and wiring diagrams for the 3-way CRL Lever Switch.

Ratings & Reviews

CRL 3-way Lever Switch

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By HarVette from Kennewick, WA
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, June 04, 2014

I use CRL switches exclusively. All work flawlessly; never had a problem. I do wish S/M would offer a smaller knob like the Strat type. I have to bevel the Tele type knobs.


By A.S. from Brazil
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, July 04, 2013

Great product and fantastic service from Stewmac!

The best there is!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

If you want a lever switch then use a CRL. Thats it. Other brands will work but if you go with a CRL theyll last and last and last. The material is easy to solder to since its not covered in residue like most other switches are.

Great working switch to be sure...

By Bob Gretsch from Dracut, MA
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, March 21, 2013

Mechanically this is a beefy nearly indestructible switch. The only issue I had was the schematic for the 3 way 2 pickup set up was not exactly as the switch appeared. Once I got my perspective, I was fine.

best switch

By Dusty Holt from Akron Ohio
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, March 16, 2013

i put these in all my sliding toggle guitars. their the best.

big improvement

By Kim from Longmont, CO 
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, March 06, 2013

much beefier than the stock ones and fits perfectly

Easy on the solder, partner.

By Waddie from USA
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, March 03, 2013

This is a great, quality, affordable switch. It works as advertized. The only advice one needs to keep in mind when wiring up this switch is to not glob on the solder, as it can work it's way into the switch control and then the switch won't work. A little solder is all you need. I find that using smaller gauge silver solder works best, with a 30 or 40 watt PENCIL type soldering iron. You can't really use a big pistol grip soldering iron for this type of soldering. Hope this helps.

'69 Tele restoration

By Mr. Bill Arnold from Fairview, Pa
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, December 19, 2012

A 3 position replacement switch was needed to restore a '69 Tele Thinline to original configuration.This switch was perfect for the job. Easy to wire and very sturdy.

Inexpensive upgrade

By Mark Harper from Lexington KY
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, November 23, 2012

I installed this switch on a guitar that had no adjustment capability. All pickups played all the time. Now I have a way to get different sounds with no other alterations and it works great.

Still the best

By CWaggs from Illinois
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, September 25, 2012

'Nuff said.

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