Metric Toggle Switch

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A chrome-plated double-pole 3-way switch, popular in guitars made outside the USA. Fits 2-pickup guitars.

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Metric Toggle Switch Chrome


Item # 1217
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Metric Toggle Switch Gold


Item # 1217-G
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A chrome-plated double-pole 3-way switch, popular in guitars made outside the USA. Fits 2-pickup guitars.

Each switch includes

  • Black and cream plastic knob
  • Knurled mounting nut
  • Flat washer
  • Wiring diagram

Straight toggle switch dimensions
Thread M12 x 1.0
Threaded portion 5/16" (7.94mm)
Required mounting hole diameter 1/2" (12.70mm)
Required body cavity depth 15/16" (23.81mm)

Product Instructions

Metric 3-way Toggle Switch

Installation and wiring instructions for the 3-way Toggle Switch.

Ratings & Reviews

Metric Toggle Switch

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Great switch

By DGreen from Colorado
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, May 18, 2014

Great 3 position switch. Wish they carried it in black too.


By ozzys stuff from UK
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, December 11, 2013

All good, only used the one on an old Vox guitar restoration. They work fine

It is what it is.

By EastBayJ from Oakland, CA
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, September 12, 2013

Generally, I'm not a fan of these things, but I had to replace one in an Epiphone SG. The one I ordered from StewMac was the perfect replacement part and of good quality for this kind of switch.

Needs Improvement

By Mark Lacey from Nashville
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, August 29, 2013

The washer had a very sharp burr on the bottom edge which will dig into the guitar finish and possibly lift it from the surface. I had to mess around filing it smooth. I would have chosen the Switchcraft short version but it isn't available in gold.


By preetcher from Beaufort, NC
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Easy to install and did a great job.

Pretty Good

By TisDale Custom Guitars from Renton, WA, USA
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, April 14, 2013

A little scratchy, tends to flip to center without much effort. Only tried this one because i couldnt find a switchcraft in gold.


By Dave in Tampa from Tampa, Fl
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, February 06, 2013

i purchased this to replace the factory switch when the stem broke.

works great.

Reliable but need work out of the box

By SGuitars from Central Texas
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, December 26, 2012

These switches are reliable and haven't had any problems installing them or having them fail. The only downside is that they tend to spring back to the center position very easily, sometimes even if you just bump the guitar. I have resolved this by using a pair of needle nose pliers to bend the metal tabs into a more suitable angle. Once adjusted I would say I have no complaints, its just a small hassle to have to adjust each one.

Excellent replacement switch

By Billy C from Pennsylvania
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, December 08, 2012

This is a VERY excellent replacement switch for Gibson explorer/Les paul style guitars.I like the way the wiring tabs are heavy and thick.

Overall good but...

By Efr+¬n Camilo from Mexico
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, November 27, 2012

I think it has too much sensitivity and is easy to change pick ups just by lightly touching the shaft. It's a big flaw IMO.

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