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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
  Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
1217 Chrome Yes
3 or more $11.67  
6 or more $10.48  

1217-G Gold Yes
3 or more $12.96  
6 or more $11.67  

Quantity prices apply to multiples of the same item number Selected currency  


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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)

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Metric Toggle Switch
Metric Toggle Switch
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5 7-05-2012
Great switch

I have purcahsea a number of these, and have found them to be excellent switches.

Bruce Lyons  Wichita Falls, TX Read my reviews (11)
3 6-20-2012
Switch Position

Ok quality, but switch will fall into center position way to easily. I'd try another switch in the future.

AFT  Dallas, TX
5 6-12-2012
Great quality switch, and affordable.

I've used many of these switches over the years as replacements, as well as in new builds. I can't say I've ever had any issues with them, they work great every single time. Their quality has always been far superior to anything they've ever replaced. Yeah, maybe you'll find a switch somewhere else for a couple bucks cheaper, but it's never worth it, especially when it comes to a guitar's electronics!!!!

Phil B.  Collinsville, CT Read my reviews (2)
4 5-31-2012
Where's the gold tips?

Seems like a good and solid switch, haven't actually tried it as I am waiting for some pickups to come. BUT there should be an option for gold tips. I can get gold tips to match my Gretsch-project in loads of webstores, but how do I know they will fit?

yngvegr  Norway Read my reviews (8)
4 5-05-2012

A little sensitive as far as the switch stem is concerned. Easy to install.

Nathan K  NC Read my reviews (18)
4 5-03-2012
3 - way toggle switch

I can play clean in the middle and break up on the down side. My Les Paul is back. Thank You very much Stew Mac

revelation sing  AL,
5 3-18-2012
Stew-Mac 3-way switch

I have used these switches in the guitars I have built, and in my Les Paul. The problem that others had mentioned about returning to middle location; remove the thick washer, replace with a thin washer, or the washer included, adjust the height of the switch to clear the surround ring, and no more problem. Happened to me one time, and after the aforementioned, no more problems. That is your solution.

Bill Bush  Forest, VA
5 3-16-2012
helped upgrade the guitar

bought my son a nice LP copy 6 years ago...upgraded the pickups..wound a custom hb neck p90, put in new pots and cap...but didn't get around to putting in a qualty switch, until recently..what a difference

Eastgrove pickups  St. Louis, Mo Read my reviews (35)
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1 2-13-2012
Don't waste your $$

GARBAGE! Not worthy of putting your name on. Please try to source a functional straight switch Til then I'll have to look elsewhere

Arnie  colorado
4 1-20-2012
1217-G Gold

In the form in which it finds itself, this part is not suitable for the job. From a small touch of the switch gets in the middle position. I had to bend plates. Now all is well.

Mikhail  Russia, Tver Read my reviews (3)
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