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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Fast shipping, though.

By MortenHolm from Lillehammer, Norway
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, April 13, 2011

It's hard for me to write this, as I love StewMac. But this was really disappointing. Like other reviewers have written; it hops over to the middle position and refuses to stay on either end. Wound up ordering some switchcrafts instead.

Sraight Toggle Switch - Les Paul style.

By Grant Rowlands from New Zealand
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, April 11, 2011

I bought this switch recently to use in a project Les Paul style guitar.

It is excellent quality, and does the job just great! I have no hesitation in recommending any hardware I have bought through StewMac. It is very good quality, at a reasonable price.

Never Again

By Julius from Canada
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, February 17, 2011

Looks nice and sounds fine, but its too flimsy and switches to the middle with the slightest touch. Will be replacing, and would never put this in a build for sale. I thought everyone was just being picky, but its true.

Unexpected bonus

By Jene from Cheboksary, Chuvashia, Russia
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, February 14, 2011

I had to replace my failed stock toggle.

Now I have clean tonal switching on my electric guitar. No clicking that I used to have on my stock toggle switch. And an improved sound came about as an unexpected bonus. I didn't realize that the quality of toggle make and material can affect the sound so much. Excellent product.

Now I Have to replace It under warranty

By Tommy Courser from Reno, NV
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, February 10, 2011

Most of the things I get from Stew Mac are really top notch. In this case however, the low quality of this switch is now costing me money in both time & labor as I have to replace it only 2 weeks after the initial install.

I stand fully behind my work, and my customer satisfaction is of utmost importance to me. I will not order another. Warranty work due to faulty parts is costly and destroys my bottom line. So now I will get the genuine Gibson switch. It will cost a little more, but the customer will be happy.

Almost there, but not for me

By Vile Mary from Montreal, Canada
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, February 09, 2011

I experienced the same problem than the previous review entitled "almost but not quite". It would not stay firmly enough at one position. When putting it in one position, just shaking the switch puts it back in the middle position. Also, when its in the middle position, the arm is loose and rattles. If the switch is mounted on a hollowbody, the soundboard amplifies the rattle. I ended up installing another brand (more expensive though) on my Epiphone Casino. It might do the job for solid body guitars.

Great Switch

By Michael Powers from Topeka,Kansas
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, January 30, 2011

At a show recently my bass player got a bit over zelous and knocked my backup guitar off it's stand and broke the toggle switch. Got my replacement from stew mac. It works fantastic-and even better they send both black and white switch covers. Orders are always delivered in record time. Stew Mac you rock!

Toggle Switch

By Jack Campbell from Tulsa, OK
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, January 28, 2011

I recently had to replace a switch on a Les Paul epiphone. I liked the fact that the switch came with a black and white toggle head. I need white for my guitar, it was nice to have a choice. JAC/Tulsa

nice switch

By jmars from Austin, Texas, USA
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, December 26, 2010

Good quality, terminals take solder readliy. Good positive feel to the switch once installed.

Noisy toggle

By Chuck from Sagamore Beach, Ma
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, December 25, 2010

Bought this to replace a noisy switch on my Epiphone LP. Excellent product.

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