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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Just what I needed

By jakemit1 from Cibolo,Tx
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, December 15, 2010

I had a customer with a broken pickup selector on his les paul, orderd the gold one a nd installed works great. My only complaint is the pole seems slightly longer than the original.

Just what I was looking for!

(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, December 11, 2010

I needed to replace the sliding 3way switch on one of my guitars (I dislike them immensely) and this switch from StewMac is much more substantial in terms of weight and construction, and far better looking than any of the others I found. There was also the added benefit of the cream knob which was supplied, which matched the color of my guitar's pickup bobbins nicely. A gorgeous and valuable product!

crackling switch

By builder john from australia
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, October 22, 2010

I've used 4 of these switches (supplied in the LP kit) and they all crackled through the amp when the toggle was moved! I put this down to the fact the contacts are merely pressed as opposed to the harder "welded on" contacts found on most other brands. A bit of a weak link really.

Fine switch

By 22 string bass from Seattle
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, October 18, 2010

This switch is made well, fits perfectly, and works great. I always expect the best from Stew Mac and I am not disappointed.


By Jay Cash from Belfield ND
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, September 23, 2010

Ordered the gold version, came with cream and black knobs. Works great, no issues

Straight Toggle Switch 

By Dominique from France
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, September 19, 2010

Does his job properly.

fixed my gibby

By rk from Troy, IL
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, September 12, 2010

I have used this switch on new builds and my latest install was on my gibson les paul special. It was a direct replacement for the factory installed one that had trouble switching in and out of the neck pickup.

3 way switch up grade in a ibanez sz 720 guitar

By gutone from canton,ms usa
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, September 05, 2010

I made the best up grade ever by changing the cheap box style switch made in china that came in the guitar from the factory to this well made 3 way switch from StewMac. I installed a set of golden age humbuckers at the same time. Every thing worked great Thank You StewMac for all of the great products you sell.


By jukeman from union city, tn
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, August 26, 2010

I have bought this type of switch from stewmac over the years and have never had any problems from them.

almost but not quite

By monst from australia
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, August 05, 2010

I recently purchased this toggle for a les paul rebuild. The toggle works ok except for the fact that the selector wouldn't select the rhythm position. I had to modify (bend) the conectors as they were not uniform. once this was done it worked fine. Maybe mine was just bad. otherwise it works perfectly now. The gold finish is really nice with the cream knob.

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