Switchcraft coil tap switch (left) and modern donor (right)

In the mid-70s, some Gibson semi-acoustics such as the ES-335 and ES-347 were fitted with coil splitting switches, which shorted out one coil of each pickup to provide a single coil sound. I think this was a nod to fashion as thanks to disco and in particular Nile Rogers, the Fender Stratocaster sound was …

Hofner Model 4575 65-3

This Höfner Model 4575 “65-3” guitar which dates to 1965/66 and I’ve just rewired it as the controls were unreliable. despite a good clean. Alan at Project Guitar Parts supplied the switches and also a reproduction pickguard and bracket. The pickguard needed to be cut to accommodate the pickups. Eagle-eyed aficionados will spot that …

Coil-tap and out-of-phase The owner of this Telecaster style guitar wanted a range of sounds from one guitar. I fitted a Kent Armstrong HRC-1 high output humbucker to the neck position and a Kent Armstrong TEHR-1 twin rails Telecaster pickup to the bridge. Both the volume and tone controls were fitted with push-pull switches, …