Close

Metric Toggle Switch

4.0
  • 52 Reviews
  • Write a review
Buy more, save more!
Metric Toggle Switch Chrome

Chrome

Item # 1217
In stock, ready to ship!

$12.95

3 or more $11.53
6 or more $10.49
+
Metric Toggle Switch Gold

Gold

Item # 1217-G
In stock, ready to ship!

$14.58

3 or more $12.98
6 or more $11.81
+
 
Total:
Qty:
Scroll to Top

Metric Toggle Switch

About This Item

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)


Instructions

Product Instructions

Metric 3-way Toggle Switch

Installation and wiring instructions for the 3-way Toggle Switch, including diagrams for Les Paul, SG, Jimmy Page Les Paul, and other 2-pickup guitars.

Customer Reviews

  • Excellent
  • Good
  • Average
  • Fair
  • Poor
Write a review
4.0
  • 3.92 average rating from 52 reviews
Sort by
5.0

easy replacement

By
(Customer's Reviews)


This was a nearly exact match to the gold switch in a Dean archtop guitar. I did have to widen the hole in the guitar top a few thousandths of an inch. Works well.

5.0

Upgrade to this switch

By
(Customer's Reviews)


This was an exact match for the inferior switch in my Emperor II Joe Pass Epiphone. Highly recommended as an easy fix.

5.0

Great switch

By
(Customer's Reviews)


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

5.0

Toggles

By
(Customer's Reviews)


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

5.0

It is what it is.

By
(Customer's Reviews)


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.

3.0

Needs Improvement

By
(Customer's Reviews)


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.

4.0

Good

By
(Customer's Reviews)


Easy to install and did a great job.

3.0

Pretty Good

By
(Customer's Reviews)


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

5.0

Perfect

By
(Customer's Reviews)


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

works great.

3.0

Reliable but need work out of the box

By
(Customer's Reviews)


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.

Showing 10 of 52 Read more reviews >>


StewMac PDF Catalog, page 53 See Metric Toggle Switch
on page 53 of our StewMac Catalog PDF

12MB File

View with Adobe Acrobat Reader 4.0 or higher.
Download Adobe Acrobat free from Adobe.



  • Les Paul® is a registered trademark of Gibson Guitar Corporation.