CRL U.S.A.-made 3 way switch. As used on Telecaster and vintage Stratocasters. Traditional spring-action lever switch. Screws included.
Standard U.S. size
Fits 1/16" (1.58mm) x 1-1/16" (26.98mm) slot
1-5/8" (41.27mm) centre to centre screw spacing
1-3/8" (34.92mm) cavity depth
The one and only CRL guitar switch as found on vintage Fender Telecaster's and Stratocaster's. Made in the U.S.A. This replacement Tele 3 way switch comes complete with two dome-head nickel mounting screws. Switch tip not included. CRL was the brand of choice for the original Fender's dating back to the 1950's and to this day still comes with the spring-action lever.
These days the 5 way Strat switch is taken for granted but in the first 3 decades of the Stratocaster’s history (during the 1950’s, 60’s and most of the 70’s) the standard switch fitted at the Fender factory was a 3 position selector. The classic in-between pickup sounds were still achievable but players had to resort to carefully balancing the lever between positions to get the combination of bridge and middle and middle and neck pickups, now commonly referred to as positions 2 and 4 on a 5 way switch. It was only around 1977 did Fender start to fit a 5 way switch as standard to make it much easier to select all 5 tones.
Naturally, this 3 way switch is perfect for the 2 pickups on a Telecaster, allowing for bridge, bridge and neck and neck-only pickup selections.
Do you need a diagram for either of these two wiring methods discussed above? Simply email us with your request or add a note at the checkout stage of our website and we’ll happily include the correct wiring diagram for you.
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PICKGUARDS: Do not remove the protective cover or place any components on this pickguard until you have made a "dry run" on the instrument. Make sure all mounting holes and pickup cuts are positioned correctly. Pickguard replacement warranty will be void if the protective cover has been removed. Removing the protective film means that the item is not in a re-saleable condition and therefore we cannot accept it back for a refund.
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